Saturday, November 14, 2009

Having fun with technology

Jake's new Aug Comm Device can do so many things. I have to admit I have recently lost many hours after he has gone to bed learning how to change the screens, personalize it, import objects etc. Today I was able to add digital copies of video clips from When he plays an icon of Thomas the Tank Engine, he can now watch a clip of it. I also was able to record audio clips of Blue's Clues and make a page where he has icons of one paw print, two paw print and three paw prints. When you press them they will say "that's the first clue" or 'that's the third clue" then when he presses the notebook it plays the part of the song where Steve says "put it in our notebook" and then a picture of the thinking chair that now sings "sit down in our thinking chair and think, think think." It's been a lot of fun and a good deal of frustration figuring it out without having been given a manual or any training. The look on his face when he figured out he good sing his favorite song in the voices of the actual characters rather than the computer generated speech was priceless! I wish I could have frozen that moment in time. It was the look you would see on any adult who had just won the powerball! Awesome!

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