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Using Boardmaker in the Inclusion Classroom

This presentation will describe the several uses of Boardmaker software and explain how it is used to enhance student learning.
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Jessica Scherr

on 4 March 2011

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Using Boardmaker in the Inclusion Classroom

by Jessica Scherr
& Traci Silver
Computer software program that uses pictures and symbols for communication purposes

Widely used in classrooms today as a form of educational technology

Mainly used by teachers who work with Special Need Learners
Quick Facts about Boardmaker What is Boardmaker? Developed by Mayer-Johnson Company
Contains over 3,500 picture communication symbols (PCS)
250 blank templates
Compatible with all types of computers
Symbols can be altered in size, shape, and color
Symbols can be displayed in various languages
Using Boardmaker in the Inclusion Classroom

By Jessica Scherr and Traci Silver Quick Facts about Boardmaker What is Boardmaker? Computer software program that uses pictures and symbols for communication purposes
Widely used in classrooms today as a form of educational technology
Mainly used by teachers who work with Special Need Learners Especially useful for… Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Students who are non-verbal
Students who have difficulty transitioning
General
Uses Pictures can be used to label classrooms and to create communication displays and device overlays

Used for
Songs
Story board
Books
Schedules
Calendars
Flash Cards Benefits Universal way of communication
Prompts students to transition from day to day tasks
Can be used in conjunction with other types of assistive technology
Time-saving tool
Can import any image into Boardmaker software
Can be individualized for each student Using Boardmaker for Students who are Non-verbal PCS allows students to express feelings, needs, and desires
Teachers use PCS to assign tasks and directions
Encourages peer to peer communication
Allows nonverbal students to make choices
Take Advantage of your Resources! Simple to use
Fun and interactive methods of instruction
Boardmaker Share is a website that allows for teachers to share ideas and templates

http://www.boardmakershare.com/
Examples of Utilizing Boardmaker in the Classroom References How can boardmaker help your students? (2009). Ways to use boardmaker. Retrieved March 1, 2011, from region2library.org/DATA/Boardmaker/AT-Ways%20to%20Use%20Boardmaker.pdf
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