Archives: developing vocabulary

Making a Lotto Board with Google Docs

August 22, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Making a Lotto Board with Google Docs | Filed in: Articulation, Language, Making Materials.

You can make a lotto game board using either Google documents or Google presentation. Your board will be available to edit anytime or to print from any computer. You can also make it public for others to use.  It only takes 5-10 minutes or even less. This presentation includes step-by-step directions using Google Documents to • Read More »

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Sparkup Digital Reader

July 29, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Sparkup Digital Reader | Filed in: Articulation, Communication, Early Literacy, Language, Making Materials.

My favorite digital reader for young children is the Spark Up Reader. It uses a digital camera to attach the page to your audio recording of the page.  It has plenty of memory for LOTS of books and the recordings can be backed up to a computer.  Here are more ideas on how to use • Read More »

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Scrap Booking

May 26, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Scrap Booking | Filed in: Language.

Scrap booking can be a fun and entertaining way to elicit language or speech in all ages and abilities. Take/Get Pictures – Purchase a digital camera or use your cell phone. Take photos of events, people, etc. in the client’s life, or other interests of the client, while targeting language/speech goals. If taking pictures is too • 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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