Boardmaker Student Center App Brings Boardmaker Activities to the iPad
Free app extends Boardmaker ecosystem to make activities even more accessible for educators and students
PITTSBURGH (Nov. 20, 2014) – Today, Boardmaker, the leading symbol-adapted special education software for assisting individuals with overcoming their speech, language and learning challenges, introduces the Boardmaker Student Center app. Available for use by educators and students with a subscription to Boardmaker Online, the Student Center app is a free tool that allows students to play Boardmaker activities on an iPad, further enhancing accessibility and extending the learning environment beyond the classroom.
With the release of the new Student Center app, Boardmaker Online offers a complete system for delivering personalized instruction and therapy while measuring a student’s progress. Boardmaker Online can now be accessed on an iPad or anywhere with Internet access, providing an easy-to-use, data-driven solution for creating and managing special education instruction. With the new online tool, special education professionals can easily alter text, visuals, learning prompts and accessibility according to an individual’s needs.
“I love the idea of the Boardmaker Student Center app,” said Anna Newstead, a special needs educator in Australia. “Being able to use Boardmaker on the iPad is fabulous – it’s so much more accessible.”
Using the new app, students can easily access and play activities that have been tailored to their learning needs and assigned by their parent, educator, speech-language pathologist (SLP) or other professional. An individual’s accessibility settings are activated as soon as they log in to the app, making it possible to play their assigned activities on a school or personal iPad. Designed for online and offline operation, the Student Center app collects usage and performance data and sends the information directly to the educator’s Boardmaker Online account whenever the device reconnects to the Internet.
“With the release of the Boardmaker Student Center app, we now make personalized visual supports and symbol-adapted education materials more accessible to Boardmaker Online users,” said Bob Cunningham, chief strategy and clinical officer at Tobii Dynavox. “The app extends instruction beyond the classroom by allowing students, parents and professionals to access assigned activities through the familiar and proven interface of the iPad.”
From parents to therapists to large school districts, Boardmaker Online meets the needs of a diverse range of users by offering Personal, Professional and District subscriptions. This versatile system can be used in multiple learning environments and easily transitions between the classroom and home. Students and instructors can access content from a web browser on both Macs and PCs. A variety of professional development options are available, including free weekly webinars and comprehensive staff training packages. For more information about Boardmaker Online, visit www.boardmakeronline.com.
Click here to download the Boardmaker Student Center app.
Developed by Mayer-Johnson, a Tobii DynaVox company, Boardmaker (@boardmaker) is the go-to solution for providing high-quality, symbol-based learning materials to students with special needs. Over the past 20 years, Boardmaker has been used by over a half million teachers, therapists and parents to support millions of students facing language, literacy, behavior and learning challenges. The system enables these individuals to find, create, organize and deliver Common Core and state-aligned materials to students who need symbols for overcoming speech, language and learning challenges. The Boardmaker Software family supports learning in inclusive or special education classrooms, speech therapy sessions, at home or in the community. The new Boardmaker Online makes this long-trusted solution accessible anytime, anywhere. http://www.boardmakeronline.com
• Kristina Rozenbergs, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x21, firstname.lastname@example.org