Monday, September 3, 2007

Cue™ Electronic Classroom Scheduler

This is a nifty little gadget that I have found to be very helpful for students that need to be kept on track of their schedule and events in and out of school but need and want independence. Although the blue color isn't my favorite most students don't mind. For the students that do mind cover the screen and buttons with contact paper and spray paint that sticks to plastic. It is about the size of a palm pilot but with a larger viewing screen and can fit right in the student’s pocket. With practice some students can learn to program this tool themselves for personal needs such as going to the nurse, therapy or toileting. The two-step data entry process it also has over 50 pre-programmed everyday classroom activities. It has 2 types of alarms light and/or sound alarms for every event, digital clock and calendar. I have used this with students in the first, third and fifth grade. The student that is having the most success with this tool is a student with a TBI. He would often forget his daily routine even with a visual schedule. Since this device has an auditory cue he looks at the device and he is off and running to his next location.

Places where you can purchase these devices:
Learning Resources
Beacon-Ridge * This company is often represented at Closing the Gap, you might be able to see this device in person*


Anonymous said...

that is sooooooooooooooo cool

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