I had to join in on the fun initiated by Jenna over at the Speech Room News to share my favorite technology items that I use in my speech/language sessions.
Let’s start with iMovie. Apple markets it as “a major production without the major production”, and they are so right! During sessions, my students use an ipad (or iphone) to make movies for a variety of activities: role-play, video modeling, puppet shows, etc. iMovie allows us to edit , add effects and music–we can even share our final project with parents via email.
Nearpod allows you to access interactive lessons that you can use with individual ipads. I primarily use Nearpod when I do a classroom lesson. Each student is given a code to join the lesson; the great thing is they CANNOT go ahead/back and the instructor controls the lesson. Responses to activities are submitted to the instructor, and you can measure individual progress. Best part–it’s free!
Did you know that National Geographic posts a photo of the day? I use these incredible images for story starters, discussion topics, and inferences.
Read, Write, Think provides free access to lesson plans and materials for a variety of subjects and grade levels. I’ve been using this site for many years!
These are my technology favorites–looking forward to learning about yours!