Archives: Making Materials

AnyBook Reader for Kids

June 3, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on AnyBook Reader for Kids | Filed in: Communication, Early Literacy, Language, Making Materials.






The Franklin Anybook Reader is a great digital reading device that can motivate and engage any child. Here are some other ideas that can help make kids enthusiastic readers: Alternative Uses: Place stickers in designated spots in text for students to stop and answer a prompt that has been strategically inserted. Prompt students to find • Read More »

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Using Digital Photos to Teach Language

May 7, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Using Digital Photos to Teach Language | Filed in: Communication, Language, Making Materials.






Children LOVE to see photos of themselves so take pictures and make learning activities!  Here are some ideas: Play Bingo with the students pictures Show part of the photo and try to guess who it is Sort boys/girls Use digital disguises (hat/glasses/jewelry) Delete the eyes and mouth, print, and then use manipulatives to change expressions • Read More »

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Make a Communication Board with Google Slides

February 23, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Make a Communication Board with Google Slides | Filed in: Communication, Making Materials.






You can make a communication board for children who are nonverbal or minimally verbal using either Google documents or Google slides. Your board will be available to edit anytime an available on any device. You can also make it public for others to use online.  It only takes 5-10 minutes or even less. This presentation • Read More »

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Digital Ideas for Learning Language

February 22, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Digital Ideas for Learning Language | Filed in: Language, Making Materials.






Children can learn just about any language content, use, or form using photographs of themselves. It increases their interest and motivation and they learn from being active participants in the process of making the pictures. Here are some ideas to get you started. Wh-questions. Take pictures of classmates, teachers and staff, family, friends. Ask who • Read More »

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