Welcome to a spot to share ideas for working with students in exceptional education in public schools.
Please describe activities you've successfully used with students to improve fine motor and self-help skills.
Creative classroom adaptations for sensory-based and ergonomic needs are sought. Technology applications, low and high tech, are appreciated.
Above all--be positive and professional in sharing your experiences and ideas. Thanks.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Pink is the New Tool for Increasing Attention to Task
One of my elementary school students is trying out the word prediction software, Co-Writer. Before she arrives in her homeroom I enter words or sentences from her recent work into the personal vocabulary under her User profile in the software. That way, the words she has recently written in class will be included more quickly than usual in the drop-down list of predicted words.
Although she is very cooperative and willing to work hard, typing and looking for the correct predicted word does get a little tiresome as the session continues. How to spice things up and increase alertness???
Add a little color to the mix:
How did I know that using a pink font would be of interest to her? Well, it was easy to figure out...