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June Behrmann

June Behrmann is a longtime special education teacher (pre-K to grade 6) who retired for about two seconds, and is now prospecting for accessible instructional resources. Follow June on Twitter @aimnoncat. Thank you to AIM-VA: Accessible Instructional Materials for sharing this blog with us.

Free Apps Games Provide an Accessible Path to STEM/STEAM Content + Skill Building

January 4, 2016

When science learning materials in print frustrate or close out students who struggle with traditional learning materials, alternative media can get students back into the game. There are many free digital options that can engage learners and keep their attention while they provide opportunities for skills, understanding, and vocabulary to grow.  

Many Roads To Content

The Smithsonian Science Education Center provides free children's online games and apps with links to the App Store and Google Play. There is an e-book that could be helpful if a reading toolbar is added as this book, while rich in content, is published as static digital text without accessibility features. 


These resources focus on science, technology, engineering, (art) and math STEM/STE(A)M). 

More Free Resources

TThe following free resources come from other institutions at no cost: 

Thank you to AIM-VA: Accessible Instructional Materials for sharing this blog with our Reading Rockets audience.

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