Author archives: Eric Sailers

  • Percentally Pro version 2.4 is now available. Here’s a list of what’s new: • All new feature for adding photos to each note. The user-friendly feature enables you to take a photo or choose one from your photo library, zoom the photo, page between photos, and more. Add up to 5 photos per note. • Export student data to Dropbox • Export a note's photos as PDF to Dropbox • Share backup files to and from Dropbox • Bug fixes If you like the new features, please leave a comment on the iOS App Store listing for Percentally Pro 2. If you have feedback, please email support@expressive-solutions.com.

  • Sometimes it's just easier to take a picture for the purpose of note taking. Well, Percentally Pro 2 has you covered with a feature for taking photos or choosing photos from your photo library. Then, you can export a note with your photos. The following steps will allow you to add photos and to export a note: Add photos to a note Tap the Students tab Select a student Tap the + to add a new note Tap ‘Add Photo’ or the Camera button Add a photo by using your device’s Camera or Photo Library. You may add up to 5 photos per note. Tap Save Export a note Follow steps 1-6 in ‘Add photos to a note’ With the Notes segment selected, tap on a note's date Tap the action button (box with arrow going out) Select a method (e.g., Mail, Dropbox) for sharing your note For mo[...]

  • It's the end of the school year and time to clean up. It's good to clean up your paperwork, but it's also important to clean up your digital work. If you're using Percentally Pro 2, you can delete items that you no longer need in the app. Before you start deleting, I recommend that you export and backup your data. You should export all student data for progress summaries and your records. To export student data, check out this tutorial: http://expressive-solutions.com/percentally-pro-2-export-student-data/. In the unfortunate case that you delete more than you wanted, you'll also want a backup file to restore. To backup and restore your data, check out this tutorial: http://expressive-solutions.com/percentally-pro-2-backup-and-restore-data/. In Percentally Pro 2, there are various de[...]

  • To complement a praacticalaac.org blog post series called 'Resources for a Year of Core Words', I created monthly core word boards using Symbolstix. I completed them for the entire school year, and shared the files with staff in my school district. I also wanted to share the monthly core words one month at a time here on my blog. So, here’s the board for April: PDF Download Link Here are some ideas on how you can use the monthly core words: Print 1 copy, then laminate it (or put it in a sheet protector) and use it for aided language stimulation during various activities at school (circle time, small group rotations, transitions, lunch, taking a walk, etc.) Print 1 copy, then laminate it (or put it in a sheet protector) and provide it to parents for aided language stimulatio[...]

  • Percentally Pro version 2.3 is now available. Here’s a list of what's new: • Input quantitative data for a selected student during an active session • Export Averages/Sums for a range of dates • Add/Remove students to/from a session that started • Enhanced undo feature • Bug fixes If you like the new features, please leave a comment on the iOS App Store listing for Percentally Pro 2. If you have feedback, please email support@expressive-solutions.com.

  • When you’re collecting data in Percentally Pro 2, you may want to input specific values for your students’ goals. The opportunity may arise if the Undo button is not enabled, you need to recreate data collected outside of the app, or to fix tallying mistakes. The following steps will allow you to input quantitative data for a selected student: 1. Follow steps 1-3 in ‘Collect Data’ 2. With a given student selected, tap the Input button (rounded square with a 1 in the middle) 3. Select a field to input data for the desired goal 4. Tap the Previous and Next buttons to navigate the text fields corresponding with your student’s goals 5. If you want to reset all values to 0, tap the Reset button 6. Tap the Save button to save the changes For more information, check out the Percentally[...]

    I am currently doing a Udacity course in which I need to post how I can add functionality to an iOS app we’re building to play sound. So, I decided to write a post regarding how to play a sound indefinitely, given that I was previously shown how to play a soun[...]

  • To complement a praacticalaac.org blog post series called 'Resources for a Year of Core Words', I created monthly core word boards using Symbolstix. I completed them for the entire school year, and shared the files with staff in my school district. I also wanted to share the monthly core words one month at a time here on my blog. So, here’s the board for March: PDF Download Link Here are some ideas on how you can use the monthly core words: Print 1 copy, then laminate it (or put it in a sheet protector) and use it for aided language stimulation during various activities at school (circle time, small group rotations, transitions, lunch, taking a walk, etc.) Print 1 copy, then laminate it (or put it in a sheet protector) and provide it to parents for aided language stimulatio[...]

  • Percentally Pro version 2.2 is now available. Here’s a list of what's new: • Export line charts as a PDF file • Enhanced tally view for collecting quantitative data • Data type (Percentally or Tally) identified under student's goal title • Delete All Options for goals, students, and sessions • Bug fixes If you like the new features, please leave a comment on the iOS App Store listing for Percentally Pro 2. If you have feedback, please email support@expressive-solutions.com.

  • In addition to deleting individual data in Percentally Pro 2, data can be deleted in a batch. 1. If you want to delete data in a batch, begin by tapping the More tab 2. Select the Options row 3. In the Delete section, select the row for the desired data (all goals, all students, and/or all sessions) to delete 4. Tap Delete to confirm the data you want to delete For more information, check out the Percentally website page.

  • To complement a praacticalaac.org blog post series called 'Resources for a Year of Core Words', I created monthly core word boards using Symbolstix. I completed them for the entire school year, and shared the files with staff in my school district. I also wanted to share the monthly core words one month at a time here on my blog. So, here’s the board for February: PDF Download Link Here are some ideas on how you can use the monthly core words: Print 1 copy, then laminate it (or put it in a sheet protector) and use it for aided language stimulation during various activities at school (circle time, small group rotations, transitions, lunch, taking a walk, etc.) Print 1 copy, then laminate it (or put it in a sheet protector) and provide it to parents for aided language stimula[...]

  • This year I will be presenting all-day sessions on iPad for students with speech-language needs, and I recently finished my slideshow. It was fun compiling the slides, as the content focuses on how I typically implement iPad (as a school-based SLP) with my students who have speech-language needs. To this end, I was excited to include the latest features from Percentally Pro 2.1, my data collection app I use each day as an SLP. You can see the Percentally Pro 2.1 information on pages 69 - 86 in the slideshow below. The slideshow also includes ideas and strategies for several other apps. iPad for Speech-Language Needs from Eric Sailers