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The film 'Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn' demonstrates how the children at Kingfisher School use ChooseIt! Maker 3 and how it can assist them to engage in learning at different levels.

The ability to communicate is a fundamental right for everyone and ChooseIt! Maker 3 supports this entitlement no matter what the child's preferred mode of communication. It is highly motivating and appeals to the children in the visual technological world in which they live. ChooseIt! Maker 3 can be accessed using eye gaze, iPads and interactive white boards, enabling all children to make choices and communicate and be actively engaged in their learning.

Suzanne Pass, Director of Educational Excellence - Kingfisher Learning Trust

ChooseIt! Maker 3 is an app for the 21st century educator and student. It is a high quality replacement for the picture cards or flash cards that are frequently used in school rooms around the world and can be used for any subject area or special need. The sky is the limit when you are talking about potential uses for ChooseIt! Maker 3.

Jean Hendrickson, Educational Speech-Language Clinician and Technology Teacher - Norman County West Elementary School

I use ChooseIt! Maker 3 with a range of pupils in a special needs class and love the way activities can be tailored to a child’s interests, for example using pictures of dinosaurs to learn about colours, or an ‘I spy’ (initial sounds) activity based on pictures of knights and castles. It is great to be able to create activities online wherever I can log on, be it the staffroom, an empty classroom, or at home, and I can then use the activities created on the interactive whiteboard with the whole class, or small groups, or download the activities onto the ipad using the ChooseIt! Maker3 app and work individually with a pupil.

Melanie Jones, Specialist Teacher - Visual impairment

I found it extremely easy to use. The linear nature of the buttons just makes it flow and is incredibly simple to create and edit. I loved the access to SymbolStix and the record keeping – and the options for sending on that record keeping. Very intuitive! One of the most wonderful things about ChooseIt! Maker 3 is its simplicity – it means that I can get people who are normally quite technophobic to work with it – or the students themselves.

Jane Farrall, Independent Speech Pathologist and Special Educator

ChooseIt! Maker 3 is a fantastic, easy-to-use and highly flexible programme allowing creation of truly engaging (and mildly addictive) activities for learning in the classroom in any curriculum area. It’s also a great option for learners to use at home, whether they are of early childhood or school age. We love the straight forward user interface and the variety of options for choosing and editing pictures. We’ve enjoyed exploring CM3 and creating some fun activities to share with schools across Australia and New Zealand to demonstrate how to create content that is directly relevant to each individual student’s experiences, culture, language, learning and educational level. It is this ease of adaptation that makes CM3 a standout option for the special education classroom. So many educational programs are far too prescriptive in the way they direct out-of-the-box use, making it difficult for teachers to accommodate the extremely diverse range of abilities and learning styles which make up every special education classroom.

Charlene Cullen, Speech Pathologist - Spectronics

Working in a special primary school it is very important that all software programmes are accessible for all children within our school. We have found CM3 to be a very successful program which can be accessed with a switch, mouse, touch monitor and eye gaze. Activities can be made to meet every area of the curriculum. Develop communication, switch scanning, mouse, touch and eye gaze skills. Due to the nature of the program being open content, it allows you the flexibility to make and adapt activities to meet the individual needs of each and every student within our school environment (special or mainstream schools). Activities can easily be made by staff or children following the simple wizard. The flexibility of the program allows you to make activities on any computer in school or at home which then can be accessed on any computer in school that has internet access. As a school, we feel that Inclusive Technology fully understands the needs of children with special needs, by taking time to create and design programmes that meets the needs of all our children.

Jennette Holden, Pendle View School

I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful product I think you have with CM3. It has opened up much learning for one of my students. I would love it if they had folders for organizing, but other than that I think it is great. Thank you again for making such a great product.

Terena Bridwell , Beaver Public Schools

I included ChooseIt! Maker 3 in a CPD training session, and once again was struck by the simple effectiveness of this product. I love a product that does a job well, doesn't take time to learn how to use it or to create activities for teaching and learning inclusively. To be able to create an app, that is differentiated, personalised and accessible and can be shared to any number of iPads, that can then work offline is genius! I have a project running currently on indoor/outdoor learning and to be able to create activities that the students can use, anywhere, anytime via mobile devices is a real strength of the work. As it is a framework, I can insert photos, symbols, words, sounds or any combination and thus I can use it at many different teaching levels. To have accessibility features inbuilt removes the argument that such access is too difficult or complicated to set up for individuals. In the session, an activity was made, and shared for use in no time and all staff involved were happy to make their own; not one person asked for additional support. HUGE thanks, technology really should be inclusive and accessible for staff as well as their students, this is an excellent example.

Carol Allen, School Improvement Advisor (ICT and SEN)


  • 2017 The Queen's Award for Enterprise - Innovation
  • 2014 BETT Award - 'ICT Special Educational Needs Solutions'
  • 2014 SIIA CODiE Award - 'Best Solution for Special Needs Students'
  • 2014 ER Awards Finalist - 'Special Education Resource or Equipment - Including ICT'

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