Going Beyond Templates with Boardmaker Studio
Boardmaker Software Family
Boardmaker Studio templates are a quick and easy way to create classroom activities -- but is that all there is to the program? Not at all! Go beyond just using the templates and unlock the flexibility of Studio in this session. Learn how to create your own interactive lessons and games using gadgets; incorporate multimedia to create quick writing and communication activities; createe activities embedded in contextual scenes; and quickly create virtual manipulatives that are fully accessible to switch scanners! Best of all, this can be done with little or no programming of buttons, just by learning to use the right tools! Participants should have a basic working knowledge of Boardmaker Studio including how to access and use templates. -.1 ASHA CEUs available- Dan Herlihy has worked in the education field for over 30 years, working in Wilderness Programs for at risk students, Special Education classrooms, as a Computer Resource Specialist, Network Administrator, Assistive Technology Resource Specialist and currently as a private consultant providing training and professional development to school systems. He presents nationally on topics ranging from Technology Solutions for Struggling Students, Knowledge and Accessibility: Promoting Higher Ordered Thinking, Using 21st Century Tools for Teaching & Accessible Learning, Orchestrating the Symphony of Technology in the Classroom and more. He has written numerous books and articles on technology integration, as well as producing CD’s of educational activities for educators and students. Disclosure: No relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose. Yuichi Tamano is an assistive technology specialist with over 10 years of experience working with children with a wide range of disabilities in school settings. Currently he is a Senior Content Developer with Dynavox Mayer-Johnson. Disclosure: No relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose. Disclosure: Yuichi Tamano is a paid employee of DynaVox Mayer-Johnson. Disclosure: This presentation will focus exclusively on Boardmaker Studio and will not include information on other similar or related instructional technology products.