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Speech in the Schools

iPad Tips and Tricks: The Screenshot!

Published October 15, 2012 1:33 PM by Alexandra Streeter

A month or so ago, I attended an iPad conference, and not only learned a ton about selecting apps for speech therapy, but also other ways to use the iPad.

My favorite trick is the screenshot. It's so easy to do, you just press power at the top right of the iPad, and the "home" button at the same time.

You will see a flash on your screen and hear a camera type "click."  I use this to tak "pictures" of artic decks, other photos, and books.  My favorite use of screenshots so far is with my free version of "StoryBots".

For StoryBots you just take a photo of a student, and insert the picture into a book. There is one free book, and samples of others. I take screenshots of the StoryBots stories (with my student's faces) saved them into the camera roll, connected the iPad to my computer, and printed out the pages. It's SO MUCH fun! My students have been having a lot of fun watching themselves star in the interactive books, and carrying around a printable page afterwards.

Target skills included: talking about what the children are doing in the story, asking and answering questions about the story, maintaining joint attention and providing descriptions.

Check out StoryBots on your iPad and take some pictures of your students dancing, driving racecars and pretending to be monsters. Let me know how you all enjoy it!


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    Speech in the Schools
    Occupation: School-based speech-language pathologists
    Setting: Traditional and specialized K-12 classrooms
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