Sunday, May 17, 2009

VizZle - Visual Learning Software Giveaway












VizZle - Visual Learning Software for Children with Autism is web-based from Monarch Teaching Technologies. This is the answer for teachers, therapists and parents for quick, easy and effective visual supports.

Back in March my high functioning son Nick and I went to the free exhibitor day at the CSUN Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference. This is where I first saw and heard of VizZle. Awhile after the conference I noticed VizZle on twitter.

VizZle has a searchable library of lessons that range from state-standard academics to personal hygiene, matching boards, game-boards, interactive books and a visual language lab. Lesson tracking will be available by August. Currently there are token boards that can be customized, timers plus first-then boards.

You can match coins to their value, match coin images to written names, play the matching spider game, pick clothing appropriate for each season, learn about gardening, practice grouping animals in a table-top activity and for the next six weeks VizZle is giving away a $25 amazon card to the user with the most new lesson plans each week. There is a new winner every week. The site also has a free trial and there is a quick start guide to VizZle in pdf format.

There is also the option to take a one-hour VizZle training session. You can inquire about special group discounts for the school year 2009-10. The VizZle help section.

VizZle received a Best Education Software Award 2009 from Comput Ed Gazette. They are one of four finalists for the Technology Innovations Golden Lamp Award from AEP (the Association of Educational Publishers), which will be awarded in June. In mid April VizZle sent out their 1000th username and password.

I am thrilled to announce that Monarch Teaching Technologies, Inc. is giving away two 3-month subscriptions to VizZle to readers of Autism Family Adventures blog. This starts today and will run for one-week. This is a great giveaway for parents, teachers or therapists and gives you the summer to work on lesson plans and/or have your child practice learning while on summer break.


RULES FOR GIVEAWAY


Please make sure I have a way to contact you should you be the winner. You can include your email address with your comment. Please do one comment for each entry.

For the main entry please post in comments whether you would use the three month free subscription to VizZle as a parent, student, teacher or therapist. What age group are the students or your child?

For extra entries leave a comment for each option

1 entry - subscribe to my RSS feed or via email
1 entry - follow this blog - can be found in the sidebar
1 entry - follow me on twitter (autismfamily) leave your ID
1 entry - follow @govizzle on twitter - leave your ID
1 entry - grab my button from the sidebar - leave link to blog
1 entry - Fav Autism Family Adventures (this blog) in Technorati
1 entry - digg, stumbleupon or mixx this blog post - one comment for each
1 entry - tweet this giveaway - leave your twitter id & date of tweet
1 entry - join Autism Next Door on Facebook
1 entry - friend me on Facebook - Bonnie Sayers - leave me your name
1 entry - fan VizZle on Facebook - leave me your name
1 entry - connect with me on LinkedIn - Bonnie Sayers
2 entries - do a recommendation for me on LinkedIn
2 entries - blog about this giveaway - leave blog link


If you already do any of the above, please note that with your ID in a separate comment for each.

This VizZle giveaway will run through Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 8 PM PST. The winners will be chosen using Random.org from all valid entries and notified via email. Both winners will have 48 hours to contact me before another winner is chosen. Giveaway is open to US, Canada and International users.

44 comments:

Carter Family said...

I would like this as a parent!

Carter Family said...

I follow you... NcCarterFamily

sarah said...

I am new to your site. Cynthia sent me over. Love it. I Have two boys with autism

sarahcaiafa@gmail.com

my following name is the caiafa clan

Laane said...

Thanks for telling me this.
I'm so enthousiastic about this.

I would love to use it as a parent, but I would also use it as a therapist and spread the word to schools, other parents and other therapists.

My contact is on the site, under the top header.

Laane said...

Oh, and I twittered. Laanetweets, 18 may, 2.55

My Autism Insights said...

I'd be using this as a parent to an 8 year old Aspie.

My Autism Insights said...

Following you on Twitter.

My Autism Insights said...

Have your button on my blog!

My Autism Insights said...

Following your blog!

My Autism Insights said...

Member of Autism Next Door on Facebook.

My Autism Insights said...

Have you friended on Facebook - Andrea S (would rather not put my full name here, but I'll email or DM you on Twitter if you need more).

My Autism Insights said...

And tweeted from AutismInsights:

http://twitter.com/AutismInsights/status/1831538272

KM said...

I would use this as a parent and as a teacher.

sarah said...

twittered @bakenate

Ailurophile said...

How interesting. I can see how it will be useful for both parents and teachers. Hope all has been going well. Take care :)

Melissa said...

I would use this in my classroom as well as a resource for the special educators in my building. The students are in grades K-5. It would be a great tool to have!
mmckinney@bethpage.ws

hellokittiemama said...

This is pretty cool :) I would love to try this with my son Alex (age 8/2nd grade).

~MT

hellokittiemama said...

1 entry - subscribe to my RSS feed or via email

I subscribe to your blog in GoogleReader, I think I also get it by email - that may be the Bella newsletter though now that I think about it :)

hellokittiemama said...

1 entry - follow this blog - can be found in the sidebar


I'm a blog follower :) I think I'm probably your biggest fan LOL :)
Thanks for all that you do for the Autism community!!!

hellokittiemama said...

1 entry - follow me on twitter (autismfamily) leave your ID

My ID is Hellokittiemama and I follow you on twitter :)

hellokittiemama said...

1 entry - follow @govizzle on twitter - leave your ID

Hellokittiemama

I follow them too! I added them the other day when I first read about your giveaway!!! Looks like a cool software/subscription to check out.

hellokittiemama said...

1 entry - grab my button from the sidebar - leave link to blog

Your button is on my Left sidebar at
http://www.bonbongazette.com/

hellokittiemama said...

Just tweeted your giveaway here:

http://twitter.com/hellokittiemama/status/1853724972

hellokittiemama said...

1 entry - join Autism Next Door on Facebook

Joined!

hellokittiemama said...

1 entry - friend me on Facebook - Bonnie Sayers - leave me your name

Friends :)

hellokittiemama said...

1 entry - fan VizZle on Facebook - leave me your name

Added them as a fan.

hellokittiemama said...

1 entry - connect with me on LinkedIn - Bonnie Sayers


We're linked! I'll go and do a rec for you too if I can figure it out!!!

KPort207 said...

I would use this as a parent for my 4 year old. Thanks.

kport207 at gmail dot com

Carter Family said...

I follow @govizzle

My twitter is NcCarterFamily

Megan NcCarterFamily said...

I subscribe to your feed

Megan NcCarterFamily said...

I follow your blog

Megan NcCarterFamily said...

I follow @govizzle my twitter id is NcCarterFamily

homeschool101 said...

Hi, I am just dropping in.. If you dont mind I would like to post your link on my homeschooling and family blogs. I know April is autism awareness but I felt it on my heart to have a month of dedication towards various of disorders.. I do not have a special needs but I do have friends with special needs and have some information from them and what I have pulled.. Feel free to drop in anytime during the next four weeks and post.. Thanks

http://coneshomeschool101.blogspot.com/

TheYandR_Lady said...

H Bonnie,
Just wanted to let you know that you have a wonderful site. I have some friends with whom I will be sharing your site. I also followed you back.

Thanks for stopping by!
Camille
The YandR Lady

TheYandR_Lady said...

Hi
I sent your link to a friend and they just started an org and wanted me to share their info with them. www.getac.org

I thought you two needed to be introduced :) They have a son with autism and are working towards making sure the educational system is doing what they should for children.

They describe it better on their site!

TheYandR_Lady said...

This sums up their org best!

Greater Expectations Teaching and Advocacy Center for Childhood Disabilities Inc is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing exceptional educational and support resources to children and families of children with developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Mental Retardation, and Speech and Language Impairments.

Jennifer said...

I follow you on twitter and now on blogger. You are super mom! I have two boys on the spectrum as well, one high functioning but much younger. Thanks for the heads up.

Crystal said...

This is a very interesting blog!

Maddy said...

That sounds fabulous. I think I lack the technical knowhow to do the twitter thingummy but I'm always open to step by step instructions!
Cheers

Tammy said...

I would be using it as parent, teacher and therapist for my son. I will be pulling him back out of public school and homeschooling him at the end of the month.

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