Differentiating Instruction Using TeachMate365 and AutisMate365

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Differentiating instruction has gotten much easier using TeachMate365 and AutisMate365. We have included tips to help you identify the most appropriate visual tools for your different level learners.

Beginner learners:

  1. Use voice hotpots
  2. Represent voice hotspots with an outline
  3. Use real photos to decrease level of abstraction

To download an example of a lesson differentiated for a beginner learner:

  1. Enter edit mode
  2. Tap on the green plus sign to add scene
  3. Add scene from My Library
  4. Select Beginner Community Helper
  5. Tap import

Your scene is now imported to your current location.

Intermediate learners:

  1. Incorporate link hotspots to build associations
  2. Introduce choice boards for embedding language and creating teaching opportunities
  3. Utilize visual schedules to promote increased independence

To download an example of a lesson differentiated for an intermediate learner:

  1. Enter edit mode
  2. Tap on the green plus sign to add scene
  3. Add scene from My Library
  4. Select Intermediate Community Helper
  5. Tap import

Your scene is now imported to your current location.

Advanced learners:

  1. Introduce grid based communication using the sentence builder
  2. Use more abstract symbols
  3. Start to generalize skills by using the platform in the community for mastered skills.

To download an example of a lesson differentiated for an advanced learner:

  1. Enter edit mode
  2. Tap on the green plus sign to add scene
  3. Add scene from My Library
  4. Select Advanced Community Helper
  5. Tap import

Your scene is now imported to your current location.

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Early Learning Concepts, Calendar Skills, ADL, Receptive ID and more

We’re excited to share the newest content to the TeachMate365 and AutisMate365 community library. Each scene and or support can be downloaded separately and later customized to support the needs of your learner or student.

1. Early Learning Concepts and Calendar Skills
Who is it for: Beginner and Intermediate Leaners
Targets:
• Early learning concepts of counting and ABC’s.
• Create a personalized All About Me book.
• Expose learners to days of the week and months of the year.

To Differentiate:
• For advanced learners, incorporate a visual activity schedule to promote independence during individual work times.

 

2. ADL Pillowcases and Bed
Who is it for: Advanced Learners

Targets:
• Video model story to prompt learner through putting on a pillowcase.
• Video model of putting on a pillowcase.
• Personalized story of making a bed

To Differentiate:
• For beginner learners, embed voice hotspots to represent pillow, pillowcase, bed
• For intermediate learners, incorporate a choice board to target the function of objects (What do I sleep on? What do I put my head on?)

 

3. Fractions Introduction
Who is it for: Intermediate Learners
Targets:
• Introduction story on fractions
• Basics of ¼ and ½ fractions
• Distinguishing between what is a fraction

To Differentiate:
• For beginner learners, add a visual story to teach equal parts.
• For advanced learners, introduce more difficult fractions.


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4. Receptive Identification Facial Features
Who is it for: Intermediate Learners

Targets:
• Facial identification including nose, lips, chin, cheeks, eyes, neck
• Auditory output to reinforce correct response

To Differentiate:
• For beginner learners, use outlined hotspots for receptive identification
• For advanced learners, incorporate choice boards to target functions of facial features represented

 

5. Introduction to the Water Cycle
Who is it for: Intermediate Learners
Targets:
• Introduction to the water cycle
• Evaporation and Precipitation visual story to further teach concept

To Differentiate:
• For beginner learners, incorporate videos to reinforce weather concepts within the visual story
• For advanced learners, incorporate a choice board to answer questions based on the visual store.

 

To import from the community library:
1. Navigate to the community library
2. Tap on the scene you want to import
3. Tap on the import button

Your scene is now located in My Library under My Downloaded Supports

 

Add the scene to your desktop:
1. Enter edit mode
2. Tap on the green plus sign to add scene
3. Add scene from My Library
4. Select the scene you want to add
5. Tap import

Your scene is now imported to your current location.


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Interested in learning how TeachMate365 can benefit you and your students? Click the Learn More button below and we’ll be in touch!


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Autumn Content in Community Library

Autumn is a wonderful time of year for families, especially those that live in areas that see the seasons change! The weather is cooler, apples and pumpkins become decorations around town, and there are seasonal festivals and events for your child to enjoy at school or at home.

Utilize our pre-built content from the TeachMate365 Community Library to give your child some extra support this season. You’ll find a visual story about autumn with multiple-choice questions, a leaf-rubbing visual schedule activity, and an I Spy for Halloween with auditory output to reinforce each picture. This themed content also includes a pre-built sentence builder vocabulary with all the words and actions from the activities.

To add these scenes into your TeachMate365 learner, visit the community library and import the following scenes and sentence builder vocabulary:

  • Autumn
  • I Spy Halloween
  • Autumn Questions
  • Autumn sentence builder vocabulary

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