Sunday, August 26, 2012

Work Smarter Not Harder

Work smarter not harder is the theme song of many educators.  This summer I have tried to put this motto into action.  I have read numerous blogs/websites and found some awesome ideas and numerous free downloads of great therapy activities. It is going to be a lot of fun to bring these activities to life in my classroom.

Two blogs that I would like to give a shout out to are Speech Room News written by Jenna and Sublime Speech by Danielle.  These ladies have put together wonderful resources for other slps and parents.  Take a few minutes and look through their blogs; you will be amazed and will have some great resources. These professionals also have some of the material for sale on Teacher's Pay Teacher's.

I downloaded the "Capture the Words - Articulation Edition" game from Speech Room News thinking it was a great activity that I would use on a regular basis.  Then I ran across Danielle's post on using the "Glow Draw" app.  Why not combine the two activities?  In other words, I am going to have my students play "Capture the Words" on the iPad using the "Glow Draw" app to interact with the game board.  The kids are going to love it.

Thank you to Jenna and Danielle for sharing their knowledge and resources with us.  Students with speech language needs around the world can only benefit from your generosity.