I have to admit, this blog has focused a lot on technology over the few years I've written. Partly because of my belief that it is a way to give children independence they would not have with out it, and also because I'm a geek.
On the other hand, I still have a ton of low-tech materials throughout my classroom. As any special ed teacher will attest Velcro will save your lesson! My instructional assistants and I are constantly laminating (and yes I consider this an adaptation!) and velcroing materials for lessons. I mentioned one such adaptation on Twitter as part of the #eduwin campaign.
Another point I want to make is that I had help in this adaptation. Yes, it was a simple adaptation, but without the help of my instructional assistant (1 of 4 in my classroom), it never would have turned out this way. I would have done is completely differently, and I'm afraid it wouldn't have been nearly as successful. I know that having extra hands and minds in my classroom makes it a better place.