FM Bingo inspiro (originally published September 28, 2014)


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Have you thought about buying FM Bingo?                 

Now’s the time!  Hard copies are reduced to only $15! 

 Question?    We have such limited time with our students – why should we spend it teaching about FM systems?

Answer:     IDEA 2004 states “Almost 30 years of research and experience has demonstrated the education of children with disabilities can be made more effective by ensuring their access to the general education curriculum in the regular classroom to the maximum extent possible and by supporting the development and use of technology, including assistive technology devices and services, to maximize accessibility for children with disabilities.”

One important way that students with hearing loss gain access is by wearing properly functioning amplification systems and having the advocacy skills to ensure these systems continue to perform optimally.  Without properly functioning hearing aids and FM systems many will have limited or no access at all to the general education curriculum in the regular classroom.

Question?  Did you know that you can use FM Bingo for other activities and goals?

Answer:  In addition to the variety of bingo and tic-tac-toe games, here are other uses:

  1. Have the student arrange the cards into 3 columns. The first column down would be pictures, the second would be the corresponding labels and the third would be the corresponding functions. (This makes a good pre/post-test or review activity for a later time.)
  1. Use the game boards for critical elements or auditory memory practice:

EX:  Find the microphone, charger and channel. (3 elements)

  1.  Use any 2 decks to play “Go Fish”.
  1.  Play “I Spy” by spreading out all the picture or label cards. Take turns giving clues about a part until the other person guesses it.  Then turn that card face down and the next person secretly selects a picture to give clues about.  Make it a game by counting the number of clues given until it is guessed.
  1.  Play a barrier game with the Picture and Function decks. Deal the cards so that each player has one of each matching pair.  EX:  Player 1 has a Picture of the Sync button and Player 2 has the matching Function card.  Put a tall barrier between the 2 players so they cannot see each other’s cards.  One person gives the directions one at a time and the other follows them to lay the cards down.  EX:  Find the patch cord and put it in the left corner.  Put the on-off button below the patch cord.  Put the sync button beside the patch cord, etc.  You can use all cards or choose a predetermined number of directions.  When finished, take down the barrier and the two sides should match.


Question?  Did you know that you can use FM Bingo in your language development activities?


Examples from Simple Sentence Level:

  1. Contracted copula:That’s/It’s/Here’s/There’s a patch cord.
  1. Uncontracted copula:This/That/It/Here/There is an audioshoe.
  1. Regular past tense:I picked/turned over/selected/matched the microphone.
  1. Irregular past tense:You chose/found/took the charger.
  1. Subject Pronouns:You/I/He/She: pick(s) a picture; got a receiver; matched the on/off button.
  1. Possessive pronouns:It’s his/her/your/my turn. 

Examples from Complex Sentence Level:

  1. Infinitive as direct object:It’s my turn to: pick a card/find a

match/win a game/get Bingo/get TicTacToe/go first.

  1. Uses “if” in clauses:If I get 3 in a row first, I’ll win the game.  If you pick     “Turns microphone off”, you put it on the picture of the microphone.
  1. Wh- questions with does:  selecting the label or function cards then asking:

Where does ____ go?  What does  _______ match?

  1. Uses verb form as subject:Playing/Winning this game is fun. Getting/Matching/Finding/Putting down 3 in a row is TicTacToe.
  1. Using wh-clause as direct object/using infinitive with wh- words:

I don’t know: what to do/where it goes/what that is.

One product – so many uses!