North Carolina Augmentative Communication Association conference, I went home and (after chilling for a bit with a glass of wine) started to work on applying my new-found skill in downloading and editing YouTube videos for a short Smartboard lesson.
You may recall that I've recently uploaded a series of animals and verbs books for free download, with the most recent one being "Counting Horses". This book shows still shots of horses walking, jumping, running, eating..... So I thought it would be nice to also show real action. I converted four YouTube videos, and edited them with iMovie to show both the Boardmaker icon, and a short segment of the horse doing the action. During the Smartboard lesson, the children are read/shown a question. (e.g. "Which horse is jumping?") They then have to select the correct icon from a field of two on the Smartboard, and are rewarded with a short video of the horse doing the pictured action.
I met my goal---hopefully, this new skill of mine will help the kids achieve theirs.
Download the Notebook File Here---What Can Horses do?