I get lots of ideas on teaching and information about new apps or software from EdChat Magazine. All the content is written by practising teachers, so it’s relevant and professional. UK EdChat Magazine is available online or as a download from https://www.patreon.com/posts/ukedchat-july-12882300
Being responsible for our own CPD means curating a list of reliable resources that one can use to develop skills in particular areas. Russel Stannard’s site http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/ is an example of one such resource. It contains video tutorials on a range of teaching and learning tools.
These are his most popular video tutorials
These apps work straight from your browser and save you the cost and hassle of downloading programs. I’m sure you will find something useful for your classroom here: https://123apps.com/
This is an interesting article detailing some new technologies to support communication for students with ASD. http://mashable.com/2017/04/09/autism-innovations/
The Chrome browser has lots of supports for students with special needs. You access these via the chrome store . These extensions run as little plug-ins to offer text to speech, change of font, colour backgrounds etc. More information from http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2016/10/special-needs-extensions.html
Dolphin (one of the pioneers in supporting people with low vision) have a launched an excellent, free app called EasyReader. Access books, newspapers or copy and paste text for synchronised highlighting as you listen and read. The app is available from the AppStore.