Melissa Stark – Special Education Teacher-New York, NY
As a special education teacher, you are always looking for ways to help increase your students love of learning. At the ISTE Conference( International Society for Technology in Education) in June 2019, I presented on Technologically Applying the Communication Bill of Rights to All Learners. Giving all students a voice should be a goal for us all. While walking the conference floor, I had the chance to find Bluebee Pals. As summer school was approaching I decided to give it a try and buy one for my classroom.
Bluebee has made learning fun and age-appropriate for my students. I love that my students AAC devices can be modeled through Bluebee. I also love that my students can read books or share items they completed for classwork on Bluebee. Bluebee gives my students that voice. They integrate with so many different apps and programs. I also love that Bluebee has its own individual app that focuses on life skills such as what do you do in different places in your home (i.e., kitchen, bathroom). I am so happy to have found Bluebee and cannot wait to continue using it in my classroom. http://frontandcentral.com/k-12-trends/technology-changing-special-education-classroom/
Special Education Teacher – Boston, MA
Meeting founder Laura Jiencke at the 2019 ISTE show and getting to see the Bluebee Pals and how the work was truly the highlight of my experience at ISTE! Winning the raffle was extra special, and I can’t wait to introduce Lily Lamb to my students when school starts in September!
The Bluebee Pal Website is fantastic, the home page is bright, inviting and uncluttered, and the tutorial videos and PDFs are really helpful. I would truly love to see the speech, O.T., and other Early Childhood teachers in Boston Public Schools using the Bluebee Pals with a wide range of our special needs populations. I plan to meet with Laura Jiencke at our school and brainstorm together how we can make this happen.
My main focus on teaching is implementing curriculum and supporting learning in all areas of the new school year. I’ve always had technology in my classroom, and I’m really excited to introduce and have my students use the Bluebee Pals! I will definitely keep track of the Bluebee Pals app and third party apps and other ways I use Bluebee Pals in the classroom. https://www.bluebeepals.com
Classrooms with Bluebee Pals Programs!
Bluebee Pals can be utilized for various early learners populations (special needs – developmental delay, Speech, O.T., bilingual, social/ emotional)
The Bluebee Pals Website provides Prek-3 curriculum and professional development information for teachers.
The Bluebee App has interactive games focusing on social-emotional, literacy, and math
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