PRC-Saltillo Gives the Gift of Technology

Posted on 2019-10-22 12:58:47 by Admin under News

“These micro:bits may be small, but they’re seeds.” 

At Northwestern Local Schools’ Board Meeting on October 21, PRC-Saltillo Director of Innovation, Robert Read, presented Superintendent Jeffrey Layton with a check for $2, 045.65. The amount represents half the purchase price of 120 micro:bits, with the Romich Foundation contributing the balance. 

The micro:bit is a handheld, programmable micro-computer that can be used for all types of creations, from robots to musical instruments. Distributed by the Micro:bit Educational Foundation and chiefly sponsored by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), micro:bits are distributed around the world in order to inspire children from all walks of life in technology, digital skills and creativity.

The micro:bits will be used in all five sections of the 6th grade classes, and in two specialized classes in the 7th grade. 

“At our core, PRC-Saltillo is a technology company,” said Read, in a brief presentation before presenting the check. “It was the spirit of innovation that started our company, and keeps it going today. Encouraging that spirit of innovation is important within the company…and without. We are happy to provide the tools that will inspire a future generation toward technology and innovation. We wish the students all the best!” 

“We appreciate the collaboration,” said Layton. “We are always open to trying new things, and this is a great program. It’s great for the kids.”

 

 

 


Celebrate AAC Awareness Month with 50% off TouchChat® by Saltillo!

Posted on 2019-09-27 10:27:33 by Admin under News

AAC Awareness Month is upon us, so let's celebrate October 10-14 with 50% off TouchChat® by Saltillo! With easy-to-customize features and a wide range of vocabularies (including the WordPower™ suite), languages and voices, TouchChat® is an industry-leading iOS-based AAC app. Individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice can use TouchChat to communicate with the world around them via the familiarity of an iPhone or iPad. 

Many great new features have been added to TouchChat by Saltillo, including head tracking! Built into the TouchChat by Saltillo app settings, head tracking uses the facial recognition capability of the newest iPad Pro and iPhone models to track head/face movement. This new feature is available on:

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)

  • iPad Pro 11-inch

  • iPhone XS Max

  • iPhone XS

  • iPhone XR

  • iPhone X

  • iPhone 11

  • iPhone 11 Pro

  • iPhone 11 Pro Max

BUY NOW!

Terms & Conditions:

  • Available worldwide: The discount is based on the U.S. App Store.

  • Exact prices may vary in other countries.

  • Excludes all TouchChat Classic and in-app purchases (Classic apps should no longer be purchased- they remain in the app store for updating purposes).

  • Sale subject to change at any time.

  • Purchase orders NOT accepted.

  • Can be combined with Apple’s Volume Purchase Program for Education discount​.

  • Offer only valid Oct 10-14, 2019.

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News-2-You Supports from Saltillo Get an Upgrade!

Posted on 2019-08-27 22:41:34 by Admin under News

In another exciting addition to Saltillo's ever-expanding implementation resources, we have added new supports for n2y! With these new additions you'll get Back-to-School templates for WordPower™20, 42, and 60 locations, plus Smart Charts…the BRAND NEW tool for WordPower42, 42 Basic, 60, and 60 Basic vocabulary files.

"A Smart Chart is a list of the icon sequences included in the WordPower file to help you locate the target vocabulary in the n2y lesson," commented PRC-Saltillo Training & Implementation Manager Lisa Timm." Smart Charts are a great way to learn and use vocabulary already available in WordPower, so let them guide you through the target words in the lessons and continue growing language!"

Saltillo teamed up with n2y to bring weekly pages for NovaChat® and ChatFusion™ devices. The weekly newspapers from n2y improve communication through fun and educational activities for individuals of all ages and abilities. Subscribers of n2y will find that the individual can participate in all of these activities using these pre-made pages on a Saltillo communication device, as well as participate in conversations with peers and family on the latest topics.

You can download weekly pages for your communication devices to complement the n2y curriculum!


Get Your Chat On with the 2.20 Software Update!

Posted on 2019-07-15 18:11:31 by Admin under News

It's time to update the 2.20 Chat Software that's all about WordPower™! Here at Saltillo, we're dedicated to delivering the most up-to-date software and vocabulary enhancements to give you the best user experience. Read below to see what's new then click the link at the bottom to find the update for your device. 

All WordPower files 

  • -Added east, west, north, south – accessed through GEOGRAPHY pages
  • -“-‘s” available on all vocabularies (typically available on Spelling pages)
  • -Improved functioning of the comma on Spelling pages
  • -Updated “Hey Siri” training commands in English

WordPower20 Simply

  • -Symbols added to indefinite pronouns
  • -Added Voice Assist commands 

WordPower60 Basic

  • -“Pronoun + like/love” now leads to present progressive form of verb (i.e. I like reading / playing.) 

WordPower42 Basic & WordPower60 Basic

  • -BODY page now allows one to say things like, “I eat with my mouth; I smell with my nose; I hear with my ears;” etc. 

48-location Spanish files 

  • -SENSORY pages now available

WordPower60, 80, 108 and 140

  • -of > course

DOWNLOAD TODAY!