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101 CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES TO MAKE USING TALK CD & OVERLAY MAKER

Jo Meyer, Partner
SoftTouch
4149 Pinewood Lake Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93309
ph 805-396-8760
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This workshop shows numerous examples of curriculum activities that can be made for the classroom, including adapting existing toys and games.

I was developing software for the children in my classroom. I wanted to make other activities for the children to do off the computer.

I found Overlay Maker as the perfect solution along with SoftTouch's new TALK CD which has over 150 real photos in 48 different overlays. Overlay Maker allows text and automatically resize graphics. It is a quick and easy way to make activities.

Why? do we want to develop activities for the children?

Who? do we make these activities for?

Which? activities can be made.

Well, it's anything that your imagination can conceive from newsletters to books to games. Here are a few that will be reviewed.

The workshop will show examples of just a few of the activities I have made for the students. You can make these as well using Overlay Maker. You can use any copyright free graphics such as IntelliToolÕs library. If you would like to use some of the graphics for overlay activities which are seen on the following pages, you can purchase Talk Overlay CD by SoftTouch ($49). There are 48 overlay layouts with more than 150 real pictures. If you are too busy to make your own activities, Talk Companion Activities by SoftTouch is available which contains many of the same type of activities already completed and ready to be printed ($59).


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