In a not-so-recent post, I mentioned that I’m using the awesome Tobii Dynavox I-12 device with Communicator 5. One of Com 5’s cool features is the creation of page sets that allow links to even more links. This means the homepage can be simple, but each link allows more choices. Here’s a look at a home page (sorry for the picture quality):
Before UMMY, “brain break” in the school page has been linked to pictures of a student’s favorite YouTube videos, but then we have to open YouTube, etc. Brain breaks are serious business and support improved student learning, but they also need to be efficient. This is where UMMY makes good things happen! I just discovered the Ummy video downloader, which allows me to access and create links to the actual YouTube videos. Wow! For $14.95, I now have unlimited downloads, it’s a snap to use, and allows me to choose from a variety of formats. I love the HD quality as well as the sound. [I had a free trial with another downloader, but it was going to cost a big chunk every month and in 5 days, I couldn’t get one video downloaded. Granted, my brain has had its challenges this past week, but even a digital novice can get Ummy to work!]
If you want easy and cheap access to unlimited and high quality video downloads, Ummy is a winner. It’s going to make school transitions easier and my student’s life more fun. For classroom teaching, you can ALWAYS access your Ummy videos with a simple click, even without internet availability. Be sure to check it out!