Thursday, December 17, 2020

Holiday Cheer from Boardmaker Online

Hey Tek-ninjas! Today I wanted to take a moment and share with you some free resources that 

might help you if you are working with kids as we move into the holidays. I've blogged about Boardmaker Online before, and that's where we are headed again. 

Specifically, I want to share with you the more than 400 "Holiday" themed activities which you can access for free. Many of them overtly state what Standards are being met, which can be useful, especially if you are working in schools. Looking on the list, you may note icon's circled in red in the image below... those icons denote a single activity page, pagesets, and interactive activities. Hover your cursor over the icon if you aren't sure which is which.

These activities can be shared in your library to populate into Snap Core First, they can be downloaded and printed, or used on a smart board - really any way you can imagine. 

You will need either a subscription account OR a free account. If you already have a mytobiidynavox account or a Tobii Dynavox eFunding Portal log in, you can use those same credentials. Pretty cool. 

Happy therapy!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Snap Core First goes lo-tech!

Hey Tek-ninjas! So this is a pretty cool thing.... you know sometimes you want/need to try a lo-tech AAC intervention for a variety of reasons. Well, Tobii Dynavox has a FREE lo-tech option for you to consider

You can now download and print PDF books of the core word pages from the Snap Core First app. Such lo-tech communication books can serve as a great introduction to language for symbol-supported communicators before they get their device. Or keep them on hand as a simple solution to be used in the car, at the playground, near the pool, or anywhere else it might be inconvenient to use a device. 

Core First Communication Books are also available to download via Pathways for Core First.

Then you can consider "print on regular paper", or "print on tear-proof paper".... I'm looking forward to seeing the creative ways folks utilize this resource!

Happy therapy!