quicktalker

  1. Elementary, My Dear Watson

    Elementary, My Dear Watson

    In this Remarkable Idea, students test their knowledge of chemical symbols by identifying the name of the element, its molecular weight, and its location on the periodic chart.

    This activity addresses:

    • Science
    • Chemistry
    • Alternative methods of access

    What you need:

    Preparation:

    1. Write the chemical symbols to be reviewed on the blank side of the large overlay for the All-Turn-It Spinner.
    2. Divide the blank side of the small All-Turn-It Spinner overlay into three sections and label them element, molecular weight, and location on periodic chart.
    3. Create an overlay for the QuickTalker for each chemical symbol. 4. Record each chemicals description on the QuickTalker.

    What to do:

    1. Have students take turns activating the All-Turn-It Spinner using the switch.
    2. Students can use the QuickTalker to discuss the chemicals.
    3. Students can find the chemical on the periodic chart.
    4. Take turns until all chemical symbols have been reviewed.

    Keywords

    switches | science | quicktalker | chemistry | alternative methods of access | all-turn-it spinner |

  2. Word Game

    Word Game

    In this Remarkable Idea, students take a spin on the classic word game by adding an assistive technology component and themes.

    This activity addresses:

    • Spelling
    • Social skills
    • Choice making
    • Cause and effect
    • Fine motor skills
    • Good sportsmanship
    • Alternative methods of access

    What you need:

    Preparation:

    1. Decide on your theme (decorate a pumpkin, feathers on a turkey, build a snowman, etc.) and the pieces needed (example: pumpkin - nose, mouth, eyes, stem, leaves, etc.)
    2. Record the words you plan to use on your selected communication device (example words: pumpkin, witch, bat, Halloween, etc.)
    3. Write the words you plan to use on strips of construction paper; they should be large enough to read from across the room.

    What to do:

    1. Explain the rules of the Word Game so everyone knows how to play.
    - When it is your turn, you get to guess a letter for the puzzle.
    - If you are right, the letter gets added to the word. If you are wrong, the letter is written off to the side and a piece of the character is added.
    2. Each student takes a turn spinning the All-Turn-It Spinner. If it lands on a letter that has already been guessed, the student will spin again.
    3. After a student has taken their turn, they can take a guess at what the word is using the SuperTalker FT / QuickTalker / iPad with SoundingBoard or the strips of paper on the board.
    4. Once the word is solved, begin again until all words are complete.

    Keywords

    supertalker ft | sportsmanship | spelling | soundingboard app | social skills | quicktalker | jelly bean switch | fine motor skills | choice making | cause and effect | blue2 bluetooth switch | alternative methods of access | all-turn-it spinner |