Archive for August, 2009

Math patterns

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Using the Quick Picture Feature, Create Free Form button tool, take a look at how we might be able to augment this math concept with Boardmaker. Scanning groups have been added for alternate access.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/yzhzitygnjq/MathPattern with quick Buttons.bm2

Stories, Books, etc Boardmaker Style

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

There are many options for making interactive books for students. While Powerpoint is popular, Intellitools Classroom Suite, and Clicker are options. Boardmaker is not left out of the mix, at the link you will find two book templates one that uses the common “speak” function the other the Quick Record option. There are also 2 samples, the quick record book will require some work, mainly recording.

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=34c13e033d43551bab1eab3e9fa335caa1e8328e0a82d128

Adding Batches of Pictures to the Symbol Finder

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Boardmaker allows the user to add groups of pictures to the Symbol Finder, this might be useful if class photos are needed repeatedly or to add a theme based set of pics.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/y4nbnmmdmwm/Addingbatches of pictures.mp4

Error Free Writing

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Take a look at this boardmaker file, It consists of 4 linked pages. The message display window carries the content throughout the activity. Missing are a speaking and print button but you all have experience with creating those.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/qz0ztz1mu2m/Writing at home.zbp

Boardmaker Poweruser

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Here’s the scoop from Mayer Johnson (Given the length of this link, I feel like a poweruser)

http://www.mediafire.com/file/uznfz2gzlej/Bmv6 Poweruser.pdf

Communication overlays

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

I don’t think I need to explain the importance of symbolic communication for students with limited or no speech . Given what you know about writing in Boardmaker 6 Plus. How do you change the non interactive communication board, School Letter to an interactive display? Consider how writing might reinforce communication, What about reading? Download the file and experiment. Post a thought or two.

 http://www.mediafire.com/file/uji5tjuiqn2/School Letter.bm2

Make a Memory Game

Friday, August 21st, 2009

After several attempts to make a Concentration like game in Boardmaker I came upon a rather simple solution and I’d like to share it with you. The link below will allow access to the Concentration setup template

http://www.mediafire.com/file/ymdukmzoxlj/Concentration_Memory Game Template.bm2

and a support video.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/iirmjnmnydn/concentration setup.mp4

Math activities

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Download this non interactive file and create a counting activity

http://www.mediafire.com/file/hneym5yd3g3/farm counting worksheet.bm2

Boardmaker Plus and Mathematics

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

View a video on how to create a simple counting activity.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/amudjghjoqj/simplecounting.mp4

http://www.mediafire.com/file/hwxxzmw2rtm/sample counting actvity.bm2

And to make matters a little different this activity has no message window, the numbers are displayed on each button

http://www.mediafire.com/file/r12n1yztzdw/sample counting.bm2

Edit both and see how they work. How might you make an activity add or subtract? Could you make one count money?

Emergent Writing samples

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Shown are three levels to engage emergent writers in the process. 

http://www.mediafire.com/file/acyzycmje35/levels of writing.zbp