Today, special education teacher Sara-Kate Cruz will be sharing a step by step tutorial on how to utilize the app See, Touch, Learn! Sara-Kate uses this app with her class for Receptive Identification Programs (i.e. Ids Colors, Ids Objects by Function, IDs Objects by FFC), Matching Words to Pictures, and Sorting Categories.
How to create a new lesson:
Make sure Play Mode is turned off and Edit mode is on (Vertical tool bar on left side of screen should be visible in Edit mode). Click the Pencil Icon to create a new lesson. Before you can create any exercises within the lesson, you must title the lesson.If the iPad will be used for multiple students, it may be beneficial to include the students initials in the title (i.e. Identifies Colors-JT). Once you title the lesson, choose “Create Lesson”. Now you will be able to begin adding exercises!
Click the plus sign to add slides to the lesson. Once you add the exercises, you will be able to start adding pictures to the lesson. Choose the tab for “Add Library Cards Here” in the bottom right. You should see a Library of photos. Make sure that the tab “All” is highlighted in orange. To search for specific images, use the search bar at the top (i.e. jumping, fruits, community helpers).
To add pictures to the exercises, drag the image from the library to the exercise. You can add multiple cards to serve as distractors or just one picture (for a program like Describing Objects or Pictures). Once you have added all of the pictures to your exercises, you can begin to add the SDs and choose the correct answers. To select the right answer, tap the card until you see a green check in the left corner. You can select one right answer or multiple (For programs such as sorting or matching words to pictures). To enter the SD, touch the bar labeled “enter prompt.” Type the prompt you would like the student to hear (i.e. cup). You can change the wording of the SD by selecting the drop down menu to the left of the prompt you have entered. You can choose to record your own SD as well by clicking the microphone in the right hand corner of the prompt box. Click the record button and record what you would like the student to hear.
If you need to personalize the photo or text, you can create your own cards to add to the library. To add your own cards:
- Make sure you are in the Library. Scroll down to find “My Cards”. Select either “create photo card’ or “create text card”.
- To create a photo card, you can either take a picture using the iPad camera, or choose one from the library.
- You can’t download pictures from Google while in the application; if you want to add a picture from the internet, download it prior to creating the lesson so it will be in the photo library.
- To add a text card, type the text into the box.
- These cards will now be available in the “My Cards” section of the library to add to your lessons.
Using the Lessons
Your lesson automatically saves once you start creating it! To find your lesson, click the books at the top of the menu on the left. If you don’t see your lesson, don’t freak out! Click the bullet points in the right hand corner and select “Created by.” Once you select “Created by” all of your lessons should appear in the library. Make sure that “Lessons” is selected in orange at the top of the screen, not “Libraries”. You can also create folders to help you organize your lessons either by individual student (if more than one student will be using the iPad) or by types of lessons (i.e. IDs actions, IDs Objects by Function, Matches Words to Pictures). Create a folder by clicking the plus sign in the top right.Title the folder. Once you create the folder, drag the lesson you want to move into the folder.Select the folder to see the lessons that are in that specific folder.
Settings Menu: There are various options in the settings menu. You can choose to:
- Randomize the order of exercises
- Shuffle the placement of cards
- Change the sounds that are played for correct and incorrect answers
- Choose to have an incorrect card wiggle
- Automatically move on to the next exercise