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TLC-Assistive Technology in the Classroom Mini Kits

Check out the new Assistive Technology in the Classroom Mini Kits! These mini kits are perfect for easy one-on-one learning. Great for home extended learning activities.
Each kit includes a packet of materials ( activity instructions, strategy cards, and two
Core Communication boards) designed specifically for the lesson to keep for home.
Visit the Equipment Kits page  for more information and to check out a kit.

Loan Library
2019-20 Statistics
At a Glance
67% Florida Counties were Borrowers in the
2019-2020 school year
This map illustrates that 45 out of 67 counties in Florida borrowed technology items from the AT & UDL Loan Library in the 2019-2020 school year. Borrowers are represented by shaded county area. Please Note: Small and rural districts may be supported by the Regional Local Assistive Technology Specialists Internal Lending Library Resources and are not shown on this map.
Most Checked Out Technologies
As a Loan Library patron, did you ever wonder what technology was checked out the most?

Mobile Devices, Apps and Cases  were among the largest category of technology checked out of the AT & UDL Loan Library ( n=1206) with S witch Systems  being the second largest category (n=362) for the 2019-2020 school year. 
Technology Borrowed
by Region
This table illustrates the number of borrowed technology items from the AT & UDL Loan Library in the 2019-2020 school year for each region. A total of 2,436 items were checked out in the 2019-2020 school year.


What's New?
Dash & Dot Robotics Accessories!
Learn to Code Challenge Cards + Curriculum Guide

Dash™ & Dot™ are responsive, Bluetooth®-enabled robots that connect quickly and easily to Apple® iOS, Android™, and Kindle mobile devices. They have multiple built-in motors, sensors, LEDs, and audio capabilities that allow them to interact with students, their environment, and each other. For example, students can program Dash™ to react to the sound of a clap, perform a victory dance, detect and avoid obstacles. Five different apps introduce students to programming with the ability to add more coding elements as they gain more experience and familiarity.

For students Kindergarten to 5th grade, Learn to Code Challenge Cards provide a fun way for students to practice one of the six fundamental coding concepts: sequences, loops, events, conditionals, functions, and variables across six coding levels with the Dash & Dot Robot. The included Code Curriculum brings to life the creativity and critical thinking of coding that your students will enjoy!


Included in this pack are 72 different Learn to Code Challenge Cards and a Learn to Code Curriculum that follows a scope and sequence aligned to Computer Science Fundamental series found at Code.org.

This pack includes:

  • 1 Spiral-Bound Curriculum Guide

  • 1 Box of Learn to Code Challenge Cards

Don't forget to check out the Dash & Dot Robot with this item.

Gripper Building Kit for Dash & Dot Robots
Gripper Building Kit
 

The Gripper Building Kit is a fun and interesting way for students (grades 2-12) to engage in hands-on learning activities to learn and understand gears, levers, and axles.

Begin with this easy-to-construct set of functioning arms that expand your Dash and Dot robots’ capabilities.
The Gripper arms will lift, carry, pull, pick up, and place a variety of lightweight objects for endless learning and challenges.

Students can master more robotics skills by simulating real-world object detection and manipulation using their robots’ sensors and motors through code or manual remote control.

In addition, students can explore new ways to use coding to convey their own ideas .

Gripper Building Kit Includes:
  • 1 Construction set (76 pieces)

  • 3 Building Brick Connectors

  • 1 Plastic ball
  • 1 Foam number cube
  • 1 Building Instruction Booklet

  • 1 Quick Start/Solution Guide

  • 4 Activities for Dash Robot on Double-Sided Project Cards

  • 4 Activities for Cue Robot on Double-Sided Project Cards

Don't forget to check out the Dash & Dot Robot with this item.

Sketch Kit


Sketch Kit comes with everything your students need to transform their ideas into code and watch the robot create the drawings.

Students can express their creativity and exercise their critical thinking and spatial reasoning skills as they draw geometric shapes, patterns, words, and write creative messages.

In a few easy steps of just placing the dry erase marker harness onto the Dash Robot, attaching a pen, and sending the code; students can watch their creativity in action. The Dash robot moves across the floor or paper surface drawing the coded design.

The Sketch Kit adds a whole new layer to creativity and coding with Dash! Lesson plans include students exploring beyond geometry and shapes and looking closely at attributes such a measurement, length, angles used in everyday examples.

Your students will enjoy applying their math skills using the Sketch Kit in creative ways.

Sketch Kit Includes:

  • 1 Marker Harness

  • 6 Custom Dry-Erase Markers (red, blue, green, orange, purple, black)

  • 6 Project Cards

Please note: It does not include a drawing mat or large paper.

Don't forget to check out the Dash & Dot Robot with this item.


Technology & Learning Connections Team, a part of the Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Project, and funded by the Florida Department of Education Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services through federal assistance under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Part B funds.
The information included does not reflect any specific endorsement by any parties involved. Please email  Tara Jeffs  for further information.