Thursday, July 25, 2013

Quick Fix Therapy Idea: Screenshots!

I've talked about using apps like GoodNotes for activities like my Find A Difference: Farm Edition (free) activity to save on ink and time. Now it's time for another way to use this app for a quick and easy therapy idea!

First, you need to know how to take a screenshot. It's very easy: on your iPad, find a page that you'd like to capture. Click the power button and home button at the same time and voila - it saves the screen shot to your home page.

I decided to go to Pediastaff's pinterest page for verbs, which can be found here. I took a screen shot of some pictures that I liked.

Now, open the GoodNotes app. On the left hand side, there is a + sign. Click on that and retrieve the screenshots from your camera roll. 

Now you can use the pen or highlighter feature (found at the top of the app) to have some fun with your students. Have them describe a picture so you or a peer can guess which one they are talking about. Formulate a sentence about each picture and cross them out as you go. Follow directions (draw an X over the picture of the boy with the hat and circle the picture of the dolphin). 

The possibilities are endless!

Have you used the screenshot feature for therapy purposes? Comment below and tell me how!


  1. Awesome information & idea!!! Thanks

  2. Great idea. I've used screen shots for sequencing steps in an app or requesting apps.