Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Great Group of SLPs' and Educators' thoughts on FIVES

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to present a day-long workshop for the EDCO (Greater Boston) Collaborative about using interactive technologies in speech and language interventions.  One of the main ideas as always was that language skill-building opportunities and contexts are everywhere if you know how to look for them.  After reviewing the FIVES criteria as a framework, the participants spent some time "mining" a site that features many many many interactive resources, looking for nuggets of gold.  The site we used was the Utah Education Network- click on the "Student Interactives" links on the left.  The UEN is a great page to bookmark and mine for curriculum-based "Speechie" interactives across all grade levels and abilities.

As the peeps in attendance "mined" the site, we used Wallwisher to share ideas.  Wallwisher is a simple resource for collecting information from a lot of people!  I thought it would be fun to share the results here (feel free to interact with the wall by moving posts around so you can see them, also you can click through to the Wallwisher site):
  Thanks to all the participants for sharing your great ideas!

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