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    Mini Adventures Let's Go
    Mini Adventures ABC Animals
    Mini Adventures Music

    What: This app supports letter awareness, but is mostly about vocabulary development for three areas, with 3 separate apps:
    • Mini-Adventures-Let’s-Go-Learn (124 Transportation Modes)
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    Submitted by: Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite
    Additional Ideas:
    Value: I think this app has great value for learning vocabulary about animals, music, or transportation, and excellent value for writing prompts, but less value as an alphabet-learning task.
    Free to 99¢

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  2. page Inspiring Writing edited ... Value of [[#|Application]] Cost What: This app supports letter awareness, but is mostly abo…
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    What: This app supports letter awareness, but is mostly about vocabulary development for three areas, with 3 separate apps:
    • Mini-Adventures-Let’s-Go-Learn (124 Transportation Modes)
    • Mini-Adventures-Animals from A-Z (262 Animals)
    • Mini-Adventures-Music (125 Musical Instruments)
    Each app presents a letter, with examples of words in the category that start with that letter. Each word (e.g., bagpipes) comes with multiple picture examples and multiple videos.
    Why: This app offers engaging pictures and videos. The three topics (separate apps) permit teachers or families to choose activities that are of interest to their students. The photos and videos are especially great for inspiring writing.
    Who: The photos and videos are well-selected and are age-respectful, so these videos are great for both children and adults. I have used them in small groups and with individuals, in schools and homes.
    How: Click a letter to get:
    • Multiple options for that letter (ex: B = 18 music instruments, including bagpipes, banjo, and bassoon)
    • Clicking on an item (ex: bagpipe) = image + letters for that name (ex: bagpipes b a g p I p e s)
    • Tap the screen to get the next image about the same item
    • Click the video, then the play button to see a 30 second to 2-minute YouTube video about the item (Note: you must be online to view the videos!) Tip: Be sure to click the small ‘expand’ symbol to make videos full screen!
    • Swipe to go randomly to the next item (not necessarily the same alphabet letter)
    • Click the button in the upper right corner to get to the full alphabet and explore new items
    Using Videos to Support Writing:
    The three mini-adventures are excellent apps to use for inspiring students to write, especially if the overall topic (i.e., animals, music, or transportation) are of personal interest to the topic. Since there are so many separate photos and videos, this offers a truly wide range of topic selection. For example, the Mini-Adventures Animals includes 262 animals, with multiple photos for each!
    • Open-ended generative writing with the alphabet is perfect with this app, especially for emergent writers.
    • There might be occasions that you use this app to support early conventional writers in working on specific skills. In that case, let the student pick the topic, then tell the student in advance what you want them to write about, such as:
    a) Use 5 sparkle words to describe this video
    b) Use 5 strong verbs to describe this video
    c) Summarize this video in one sentence
    • Click on the video (note – you must be online to view videos)
    • Show the video (note, you may want to show it several times)
    • Support writing using appropriate scaffolds
    Submitted by: Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite
    Additional Ideas:

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  3. page Social Language - Pragmatics edited ... • Mini-Adventures-Music (125 Musical Instruments) Each app presents a letter, with examples o…
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    • Mini-Adventures-Music (125 Musical Instruments)
    Each app presents a letter, with examples of words in the category that start with that letter. Each word (e.g., bagpipes) comes with multiple picture examples and multiple videos.
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    their students. The three apps promote commenting, which is a rich social skill.
    Who: The photos and videos are well-selected and are age-respectful, so these videos are great for both children and adults. I have used them in small groups and with individuals, in schools and homes.
    How: Click a letter to get:
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  4. page Social Language - Pragmatics edited ... (WHY/WHY NOT) COST {mini adv lets go.jpg} {mini adventures animals icon.jpg} {Mini Adve…
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    Mini Adventures Let's Go
    Mini Adventures ABC Animals
    Mini Adventures Music

    What: This app supports letter awareness, but is mostly about vocabulary development for three areas, with 3 separate apps:
    • Mini-Adventures-Let’s-Go-Learn (124 Transportation Modes)
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  5. page Social Language - Pragmatics edited ... (WHY/WHY NOT) COST What: This app supports letter awareness, but is mostly about vocabulary…
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    (WHY/WHY NOT)
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    What: This app supports letter awareness, but is mostly about vocabulary development for three areas, with 3 separate apps:
    • Mini-Adventures-Let’s-Go-Learn (124 Transportation Modes)
    • Mini-Adventures-Animals from A-Z (262 Animals)
    • Mini-Adventures-Music (125 Musical Instruments)
    Each app presents a letter, with examples of words in the category that start with that letter. Each word (e.g., bagpipes) comes with multiple picture examples and multiple videos.
    Why: This app offers engaging pictures and videos. The three topics (separate apps) permit teachers or families to choose activities that are of interest to their students.
    Who: The photos and videos are well-selected and are age-respectful, so these videos are great for both children and adults. I have used them in small groups and with individuals, in schools and homes.
    How: Click a letter to get:
    • Multiple options for that letter (ex: B = 18 music instruments, including bagpipes, banjo, and bassoon)
    • Clicking on an item (ex: bagpipe) = image + letters for that name (ex: bagpipes b a g p I p e s)
    • Tap the screen to get the next image about the same item
    • Click the video, then the play button to see a 30 second to 2-minute YouTube video about the item (Note: you must be online to view the videos!) Tip: Be sure to click the small ‘expand’ symbol to make videos full screen!
    • Swipe to go randomly to the next item (not necessarily the same alphabet letter)
    • Click the button in the upper right corner to get to the full alphabet and explore new items
    Using Videos to Support Commenting for Students Who Use AAC:
    • Tell students in advance that you will both be commenting about the videos:
    a) Model positive comments (COOL; EPIC; GOOD; WONDERFUL)
    b) Model negative comments (BUMMER; YIKES; OOPS)
    c) Model neutral comments (ex: WELL; OH; YEAH)
    • Click on the video (note – you must be online to view videos)
    • Show the video (note, you may want to show it several times)
    • Pause for students to comment
    • TIP: You can customize cards and categories. Thus, you can name the item, and add the students’ responses (bagpipes – COOL FUN LOUD)
    Submitted by: Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite
    Additional Ideas:
    Value: I think this app has great value for learning vocabulary about animals, music, or transportation, and excellent value for commenting on the photos and videos, but less value as an alphabet-learning task.
    Free to 99¢

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  6. page Letter Names edited ... Submitted by: Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite Additional Ideas: Value: I think this app has gre…
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    Submitted by: Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite
    Additional Ideas:
    Value: I think this app has great value for learning vocabulary about animals, music, or transportation, and excellent value for commenting on videos and as writing prompts, but less value as an alphabet-learning task. It is a great app for exploring letters in an engaging way.
    Free to 99¢

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    Mini Adventures Let's Go
    Mini Adventures ABC - Animals
    Mini Adventures Music
    What: This app supports letter awareness, but is mostly about vocabulary development for three areas, with 3 separate apps:
    • Mini-Adventures-Let’s-Go-Learn (124 Transportation Modes)
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    Mini Adventures Let's Go
    Mini Adventures ABC - Animals

    What: This app supports letter awareness, but is mostly about vocabulary development for three areas, with 3 separate apps:
    • Mini-Adventures-Let’s-Go-Learn (124 Transportation Modes)
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