Exceeding Dad's expectations

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    Deb Nelson

    Hi Bick, 

    Hi Bick,

    Neat stuff!  I can see the application in group teaching of multiple ability levels and the mandate to provide independent, higher level, thinking skills answers to all students.

    I get how to use the phrase bar to keep the typed and spoken word available after it is triggered by using the settings choice instead of only the type words option on the user's board.

    I see in your tutorial the Phrase Bar On and Phrase Bar Off on the user's board and assume that by touching them they actually work.  I understand that one should be able to access them "on the fly" or what I'm taking that one needs to open the edit option from the board and add them from the choices only I don't seem them as choices.  I also don't see them in Workspace.  I have the latest version o MyTalkTools so am I to guess that this hasn't actually come out yet for normal use and is still in beta?  

    Here I was all hot to trot and was going to add the option to my summer school communication boards.  Please straighten me out here.  Thanks!   -  Deb

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    Mytalk Support

    Hi Deb: Sorry so slow to respond.  Go to Settings / MyTalk.....  / flip down to the 'other' grouping and look for 'Display User Bar'.  Slide that to 'on'.  Below that you will have the choice to show sync and settings.  I would keep them off to start.  Now go back to MyTalkTools Mobile and you should see 'type words' at bottom right.  To add a cell with Phrase Bar on is different.  Let me know if you need help with that. 

     

    Bick 

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    Deb Nelson

    Thanks for getting back to me.  Yes, I get how to put the phrase bar in from your tutorial.

    I'm not finding how to put the "phrase bar cell" on and "phrase bar cell off" on a board.

    I'm envisioning putting cells for students who need answer choices as pictures/icons/words and then offering the phrase bar option for independent students who can type an answer on their own.  I may need to provide some spelling assistance at first since this will be something new. - Deb

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    Mytalk Support

    Phrase Bar On Cell:  Edit / select cell / Text and other Properties / touch the 'i' next to the 4th box from the top 'App Link' 

    Keep tapping the 'i' until you see 'mytalktools;/phraseBarOn / In the text box at the top add the text 'words' or 'Phrase Bar on'.  Anything you like, but you need to have some visual indicator that the cell is for a phrase bar'.  

    Same steps for Phrase bar off. 

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    Deb Nelson

    Bick,

    I've played with having the User's Bar open and the Phrase Bar On and Off cells.  This is really good stuff but if I have to enter it via each board on each iDevice, it's a bit cumbersome.  Is there anyway to add this option to Workspace so that I can add the Phrase Bar On and Off cells there and then in  Settings on each iDevice add the User Bar?  

    I see it being a real plus since it offers pictures/icons with a voice for those students who needs it and on the same page as a "Universal" type of group board offers the opportunity for those who can to enter an answer on their own!  Wow, just what we need!  THANKS! 

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    Mytalk Support

    Hi again Deb:  What you are suggesting would require a new release.  We have a list going but have you tried using the copy/paste function on Mobile?  Once you copy a 'Phrase Bar on', off or toggle you can continually paste that on new boards without needing to recopy.  Would that speed things up? 

     

    Bick 

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