Practical App Ideas – Featuring: Toca Hair Salon and Story Pals

Why not create a fun and interactive literacy activity in your classroom today?

Create your own story with your class/group/student about the lion (or dog, or bear, or any Toca character) who woke up having a bad hair day. Use Toca Hair Salon to give them a hair makeover, describing and discussing each step as you go. Then using these creative ideas and the photo of the hair makeover, to create your own story AND quiz, using Story Pals.

Toca Hair Salon

Story Pals

Check out this quick video demonstrating these GREAT apps!



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About Amanda Hartmann

Amanda is a Speech Pathologist with over 17 years experience. She has worked within educational settings, and currently divides her time between her busy private practice and as an Inclusive Technology Consultant with Spectronics

Amanda is a Key Word Sign/Makaton Presenter, an official Proloquo2Go trainer and an official expert TBoxApps Trainer for Therapy Box. She is also a certified Apple Trainer and regularly runs iPad workshops to help schools integrate iPad technology into the classroom, for all learners.

Amanda has a special interest in supporting and developing communication, literacy and learning for a wide range of diverse learners, often through the use of visual tools, sign language and technology. She has spent many years providing therapy support and teacher/parent training in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for students with complex communication needs, due to disabilities such as: Cerebral palsy and other Physical impairments, Visual impairment, Hearing impairment, Autism, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Intellectual Impairment, Angelman Syndrome, Rett Syndrome and others. She also has specialist knowledge to support the literacy learning of students with learning difficulties, language impairments and other diverse learning needs. She is passionate about providing interactive and engaging presentations to educators, parents and therapists.

One Response to Practical App Ideas – Featuring: Toca Hair Salon and Story Pals

  1. Eric Sailers says:

    Amanda, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing how to use StoryPals with a Toca Hair Salon image.

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