Lot’s of ice and snow in Ohio this weekend. Why we only get snow on the weekends is beyond me. We had a half inch of ice this weekend and it’s going to be 47 tomorrow. But I’m hoping snow days will be in my future. Until then I’m here today to show you a new app I downloaded this week. It’s called Make Dice. It’s a cheap app that you can use with all your groups! It was 99 cents when I purchased this app and I’ve already used it enough to make it worth it! The app does just what it sounds like. Let’s you write on the sides of a die and then just press a button or shake the ipad to roll them. You can make dice for anything! A few ways I’ve already used it: Prepositions – the kids rolled on and then moved in the room to make their body act it out and say a sentence to explain (I am below the table.) Synonyms/Antonyms: I wrote words and they had to say the syn/ant of the word they rolled. Vocabulary: I added curriculum vocab and the kids defined it and used it in sentences. Irregular Plurals: I added the singular and they name the irregular plural. Articulation: This a no brainer! Add words and go! Student names: I added the names of my kids in their groups! They like seeing their name on the dice! For my artic carryover group I made this die. It has things like make up a story, make up a tongue twister, rap, sing, etc. They need to make something up or retell a familiar story that has their target sound. Once they get laughing and thinking about making up a little rap – they stop paying attention to their sounds. It makes for great practice. Overall it’s a neat little app that I’ve been using to get my kids warmed up and in the swing of things at the beginning of therapy, when I have 5 minutes left over in a session, or when I need a second to write data or a note to a parent. Hope you can use it too!
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Thanks! I will definitely use this for my kiddos for PT ideas. Anything to keep it interesting.
So cool! I never pay for apps, but this one, I just might be willing to fork over the 99 cents for!
I am a public school speech therapist. This is a very cool app. I will definitely request my tech department to purchase it. I just have one question. How do you ever have five minutes left at the end of a session? I am always running at LEAST 5 minutes late !!!
I was so excited to find your blog on Pinterest today! I’m going to OU right now, in my second year of the OMNIE program. So that means I’m smack dab in the middle of my first year in the schools. I’m digging through your blog right now and finding lots of stuff I can use with my kiddos! Thanks so much for sharing your GREAT ideas!
Love this app….will be filling out a request form tomorrow! Thank you!
Christine Horvath says
Not sure how good it is as I havent tried it out yet, but just noticed there is a Lite version of this app so you can try it for FREE!
Hi friend 🙂 Just another idea to share!!… I used the dice today encorporating the EET for a girl working on describing items. I made one die with the EET concepts of ‘group’, ‘do’, ‘looks like’, ‘made of’, ‘parts, and ‘where’. The other die had 6 different objects. We wrote down her descriptions of each part, so by the end of the session we had (almost) every part covered/described for each object for us to review.
Thanks for sharing… I would have never known about this or even thought of making something like this! The possibilities are endless!