Interactive first and then board

Some of our families and many of our schools use first and then boards or now and next boards. Whether you call them first and then or now and next, it doesn’t matter as long as you are consistent. If you do go between the two, remember you have to explictly teach that first/now mean the same and then/next mean the same.

Did you know that you can create your own interactive one on a tablet or smart phone? All you need is to download Powerpoint (or Keynote etc) onto the tablet or phone.

We will upload a couple of examples here that you can download by clicking on them or if there is a particular one you need, leave us a comment and we can make and send you it.

Step 1. Download Powerpoint (or Keynote etc) to Tablet or Phone.

Step 2 : Click  now and next  for an example board.

Step 3:  Once the page opens, zoom out so that you can see all of the symbols.  

Step 4: Drag and drop the symbols onto space you want it to be in.

Step 5 : Zoom in so you can only see the now/next and required symbols.

NB If using an iPad or iPhone check guided access is on in settings (you will find this under General – Accessibility-Learning-Guided Access). If you turn this on, you can effectively lock the screen so the child/young person can only have access to the board. (triple click the home button to activate and deactivate)


1 thought on “Interactive first and then board

  1. Marisa Stark

    Could you please send me copies of this? I have tried to follow instructions and struggling!


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