2016: Tips





 






 


Writing With Photos:

Tips and Tricks

We all know that children need regular and active interactions with print.  This month’s tip gives some suggestions for making writing meaningful.  Using pictures taken during a class activity immediately after the activity is completed, and then writing about them, is a fabulous way to heighten student engagement!

Thanks to Patty Ashby, Speech Pathologist extraordinaire, who knows the value of doing lessons about live earth worms... and how much fun they are to write about.


 
 

 


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Setting up Recipes for Switch Access for the iPad

 

 

When a person with limited mobility wants to interact with a tablet, switches are often the solution.  Switch scanning is one option to step through choices.  Another option would be to use Custom Recipes, a terrific feature in the latest iOS Accessibility section.  This tip walks you through setting up a recipe to interact with a book-reading app Pictello, setting up switch access to read the page and turn the page. Using strategies learned here, you can then apply recipes to many other apps.
 
 


 


 
 


 


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Wipe Off PostIt™ Choice Pages
This tip shows an improvement over using traditional wipe off whiteboards for choicemaking. 

 

This tip provides information about:
  • WHAT they are and WHY we should make and use them
  • WHO can benefit from these simple wipe off pages
  • HOW to quickly make the pages
  • WAYS to use the pages for areas such as phonemic awareness, phonics, academics, and free time choicemaking
 


 
 
 
 

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GoTalk Now and Tarheel Reader
 
 
 We know that choosing your own books is important from a literacy perspective AND from a personal control perspective!
 
This tip provides information about using  the Go Talk NOW app to launch books in Tarheel Reader.  It includes:

~ Step-by-step instructions
~ Graphics to support each step
~ Using recipes to support switch use






 


 
 
 

 


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