There are so many new sites, products and apps being released every week that I thought I’d share the two that I am most excited about: Co-Known and Drillaby.
If you need a new way to keep all of your essential internet resources at your fingertips, then head over
to Co-Known and start ‘scrapbooking the internet’. In basic terms, Co-Known allows you to:
- Clip and save any part of a webpage to your project page.
- View your clippings in a list or pinboard form
- Drag and drop to organize clippings on your Co-Known Pinboards.
- Add additional notes and custom tabs
- Offers free premium accounts for educators
This is a great professional resource – I know that some school districts block social media sites so it is easy to be able to keep all
of your sites and clips together. Pippa May, SLP has been generous enough to share how she uses this site and my eyes lit up when she wrote that she clips and saves bookmarks on her Co-Known page. I am particularly excited because I will be handing back my school computer in 7 weeks and do most of my bookmarking on that! Pippa also mentioned that any link can be saved, even links to call in absent or Medicaid. So get organized this upcoming break and view Pippa’s projects on Social Skills and Stuttering for some ideas.
There is a brand new articulation app on the market called Drillaby, from SLP TechTools which is particularly close to my heart as it
features a wallaby named Drillaby trying to get back home by collecting speech sounds (and I will be heading back to Australia in a few months, though I don’t have to collect stickers to get there!). This app focuses on drilling specific speech sounds and works great with RTI groups or a Five Minute Therapy approach. You can choose which position, adjust difficulty levels and target words and phrases. Drillaby collects the sounds for his sticker book and the students
can definitely monitor it themselves. I love that Drillaby is accent friendly and appeals to international SLPs with the choice of US, UK and Australian speakers. There are 2 versions on iTunes; Drillaby Pro ($24.95) and Drillaby ($5.99). Drillaby Pro contains more sounds, but you also have the option with Drillaby to purchase more sounds if you just want to give it a trial without spending a lot of money.