Saturday, December 31, 2011

Apps for Bystanders - Worksheets A Glow

Most Bystanders look at a worksheet and see "Blah blah blah." Nothing jumps out at them.  How do you add the pizazz that will make them notice?  Glow Coloring is a drawing app that uses brightly colored paints.  I have this app but didn't realized the MacGyver possibilities until I read The Speech Guy's post on Spice up those boring worksheets with your iPad!!  Go there now to see how he uses this in therapy sessions.

There are many apps that offer neon colors, but the game changer is being able to import a photo as a background.  Once you save an online worksheet as an image (pressing the power button and home button simultaneously), you can add it as a background right within the app.  Now draw, trace and circle your choices with glowing colors.  Here are some I have dabbled with:

Therapy Fun Zone's pencil path is a free sample, part of Pencil Adventures you can purchase.

Your Therapy Source offers packets of activities covering a variety of themes that are reasonably priced.  There's usually a sample to try for free.

In addition to suiting the Bystanders in your group, this saves paper - a win win situation!


Kristy OTR/L said...

This is AMAZING!!!
I love it, now I need to get an IPAD, in addition to my Ipod touch!

Thanks for all your effort and research.

Beth Lloyd said...

I would say it is a worthwhile investment, Kristy. I would be lost without mine. I don't handwrite any of my notes at meetings anymore...which means no filing and no lost papers!