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Boardmaker Studio The Newest Member of the Family. Unique enough to get people talking, but familiar enough to make you comfortable in minutes, Boardmaker Studio takes on the most popular features of the other products in the Boardmaker Software Family, and then takes your classroom activities to another level!

M aye r - J o h n so n For more than 26 years, Mayer-Johnson has been committed to helping educators, speech-language pathologists, related professionals and parents make a connection with their students. That goal has led us to create products that meet a range of needs in a range of ways - for use in a range of settings. The Boardmaker Software Family leads the charge. With different products designed to save educators time and make students more successful, the Family has been called “the premier choice” for a reason…

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Boardmaker Family

The Boardmaker Software Family

Which Boardmaker Family Product is Best for Me?

Where Concepts Become Concrete.

“I only need print materials and activities.”

The Boardmaker Software Family is unlike any other software for creating and adapting classroom materials. A favorite choice among educators, speechlanguage pathologists and related professionals, the Boardmaker Software Family lets you make the most of your instructional activities, while letting your students get excited about learning. Try a Boardmaker product on for size and see why students can’t resist the appeal of activities created with it – whether printed or on-screen visual schedules, vocabulary labels, reward charts, books with symbols, educational games and more!


For more details, see page 35.

“I like to create both print and interactive activities.”


For more details, see page 34.

“I still want the benefits of Boardmaker and Boardmaker Plus!, but I want to try something new - a fresh design that includes hundreds of templates that can help me create more materials fast. ” CMYK


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Boardmaker Studio

Boardmaker Plus!

Boardmaker Studio is the evolutionary product that marks the future of the Boardmaker Software Family.

Boardmaker Plus! offers all the same features of Boardmaker, and adds sound, animation and video to activities for use on the computer.




Boardmaker A long-time classic, Boardmaker lets you create valuable print materials, like communication boards, with Picture Communication SymbolsTM (PCS) and other pictures and graphics.

Boardmaker with Speaking Dynamically Pro A talking word processor for students challenged by speech, Boardmaker with Speaking Dynamically Pro adds naturalsounding voices to Boardmaker Plus! features.

Friends of the Boardmaker Software Family The Boardmaker Software Family consists of many more tools that help you reach more students while saving you time. Discover ways these friends of the Family can make a difference in your classroom. WHITE

PCS Libraries

Boardmaker Plus Player

Increase your options for making your curriculum more meaningful by adding Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) to your collection of 4,500 PCS, preloaded on every version of Boardmaker Software Family. (See pages 22 and 30.)

Cover the same curriculum with all of your students in a way that suits their individual learning styles and settings. (See page 35.) Boardmaker Studio Player is being developed now!

Additional PCS Collections in the ThinLine style are being developed for Studio now! CMYK

Curriculum Companions Fun-filled activities, designed for Boardmaker Plus!, Boardmaker Plus Player and Boardmaker with Speaking Dynamically Pro, complement your science and social studies lessons and strengthen your students’ reading and writing skills. (See page 31). Additional Curriculum Companions are being developed for Studio now!


with Speaking Dynamically Pro

The thread that holds them all together, is an online community for finding and sharing thousands of activities on hundreds of topics all created with Boardmaker Studio, Boardmaker Plus!, Boardmaker and Boardmaker with Speaking Dynamically Pro.

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“I teach two different classes and I have a hard time finding time to create unique materials for both of them. I know introducing interactive activities would be a hit with my students, but I don’t feel I have the time to learn new software. That was then. I’ve since downloaded Boardmake r Studio’s online trial and watched an introductory video that walked me through all the components of the product. I even watched a step-by-step tutorial that taught me how to customize ready-made templates to suit all of my lessons in both of my classrooms.”

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Introducing Boardmaker Studio Welcome Boardmaker Studio!



Transforming the way you create learning materials, and the way your students learn from them. BLACK

Boardmaker Studio has been called “the future of the Boardmaker Software Family.” Before we considered how to revolutionize Boardmaker Studio, we looked at all of the powerful features that make the other products on the Family the most popular tools for creating and adapting classroom materials.



Connect Dashboard A True Support System. Boardmaker Studio pulls out all of the stops to help you achieve classroom goals. That’s why we created Boardmaker Studio Connect, your dashboard for activities you’re creating with Boardmaker Studio. Boardmaker Studio Connect also instantly connects you with the community of Boardmaker Software Family users on

Boardmaker Studio delivers your favorite Boardmaker Software Family features, like thousands of Picture Communication Symbols (PCS), and now, comes equipped with hundreds of time-saving Templates and so much more!

Content We Did the Heavy Lifting. Boardmaker Studio features hundreds of time-savers, like easy to use Studio Starter Templates and Gadgets, that mean fast solutions for you and fun-filled activities for your students. With Boardmaker Studio, you can consider the hard work done!

Interface Easy on the Eyes. Boardmaker Studio boasts a design that’s efficient and straightforward, making it easy to learn and easy to use. With the clear toolbar, obvious menus and icons, organized templates and convenient project management tools, Boardmaker Studio will be familiar to anyone who’s used a Microsoft© Office program.


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Boardmaker Studio Taking Your Classroom Materials to the Next Level.


We know you have your choice of tools for creating classroom materials. Boardmaker Studio lets you spend less time creating them so your time is spent with your students instead of on your planning.

ACTIVITIES IN NO TIME. Find more than 150 easy to use Studio Starter Templates and more than 60 ready-made samples that mean fast solutions for your students. Just add symbols, text, questions, answers or vocabulary to the Template and your activity is complete. See pages 12-15.

A teacher’s work day rarely ends when the bell rings, and Boardmaker Studio is designed to be used at work and at home. Our flexible purchase and installation options let you use Boardmaker Studio the way that suits you. Choose from the CD or Download option and install your copy of Boardmaker Studio in both places. See page 33.


REVITALIZE ACTIVITIES YOU’VE SPENT TIME CREATING. A great tool for creating printed activities that are so important for teaching students with disabilities, Boardmaker Studio stays true to its roots and lets you import, edit and improve all of your Boardmaker print activities and most of your interactive Boardmaker Plus activities, too. See page 35.

Instantly connect with the community of Boardmaker Software Family users on Boardmaker While you’re there, take your pick of activities for any curriculum area, and browse public groups - or create your own private group - to discuss curriculum, activities, lesson plans, student progress, events and many other topics - all from Boardmaker Studio Connect. See pages 23-25.

NEED SOME EXTRA INSPIRATION? Choose from a collection of Studio Activity Libraries, Studio Minis and new PCS Symbol Collections - all designed especially for Boardmaker Studio and coming soon! See pages 19-22.

Beginner Board Game Mini

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET. Enjoy a sleek design that makes your next move easy. Choose from tons of Studio Starter Templates organized by activity type and instructional area. Take advantage of Gadgets and Reward Animations that bring your activities to life. Save time with simple page management tools that help you create new activities and edit existing ones in no time. See pages 26-29.

Reading Corner Activity

1. Pick the template.


3. Play your newly create d activity in Play mode!


PCS Collection - ThinLine: Science

2. Add the symbols with Designer.

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Content Overview

Starters and Additions

We Did the Heavy Lifting.

Studio Starters and Additions? Tell Me More.

Depending on the tools you’re using, it can take time you don’t have to create materials for your classroom. Boardmaker Studio does all of the hard work for you with content that lets you create more activities more quickly.

With all of the great features Boardmaker Studio has to offer, you may be wondering what comes in the box. To answer your question, we’ve divided Boardmaker Studio’s content into two sections, Starters and Additions, to explain exactly what comes with Studio and what you’ll want to add to make good even better.

Studio Starters

Studio Additions

Studio Starters are a collection of tools already included in Boardmaker Studio. Use more than 150 Studio Starter Templates and Samples to save time creating fun-filled activities. Then, use Studio Gadgets, Studio Reward Animations and sound effects from the Studio Sound Library to dress them up!

Studio Additions are additional tools available for purchase. Choose from ready-made Studio Activity Libraries, interactive Studio Minis and brand new Studio Picture Communication Symbol (PCS) Collections featuring PCS Classic, PCS ThinLine and PCS Persona.

Studio Starter Templates

Studio Activity Libraries

Studio Gadgets

Studio Minis

Designer Designing made easy! All of your Studio Starter Templates come designed with red visual prompts Designerthat explain where to add symbols and text, but then disappear in Play mode.

Easy as one, two, three! With Edit in Place just click on a button, start typing, hit enter to choose a symbol and you’re off!

Measure the Tree

Play mode

Studio Reward Animations

Personalize every activity! Choose symbols that you know your students will relate to!


Studio PCS Collections

Instant audio feedback! Drag the word to its matching picture and instantly hear feedback.

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STARTER Studio Starter Templates and Samples

Activity Options Galore. As soon as you fire up Boardmaker Studio, you’ll have your pick of more than 150 Studio Starter Templates and more than 60 ready-made Samples - print and on-screen activities with pre-programmed actions. To your Templates, just add content like symbols, text, vocabulary, and your activity is complete! For your ready-made Samples, just hit Play! Studio Starter Templates and Samples are organized by activity type and instructional area so the right activity is always right at your fingertips.

Boardmaker Studio now comes with math supports!


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Studio and You If you’ve already read about the Studio Starter Templates and all they have to offer, you’re probably wondering what the catch is. The good news? - There isn’t one. Boardmaker Studio features more than 150 Studio Starter Templates and Samples that cover activity types like Books and Presentations and Word Study, as well as instructional areas like Language and Mathematics. Here are some examples of how Boardmaker Studio Starter Templates and Samples will work in your classroom.

Picture Bank

Sam is exploring new vocabulary and building background knowledge. He loves the visual and Activity Type: Explore audio contained in each button, a great context that helps him integrate new information into his existing knowledge base.


Activity Type: Writing Dedra is building expositor y writing skills. She uses the Choice-Writing template to express what she’s thinking by sel ecting buttons populated with convention al starter phrases and open-ended finishers.


aning behind numerical Jana is discovering the me on top of another item item symbols. She places one respondence of objects, cor e -on -to one the rn to lea counting. an important precursor to

Complete the Pattern

2 Groups: 10 Items

Activity Type: Patterns Ian is working on developing his ability to see and create patterns. As he explores the underlying structure of the patterns found in the numeric system, he is growing more confident in understanding what comes next in the sequence!

Activity Type: Sorting Dominic is learning to identify shapes. By sorting rectangles and circles, he is exploring the reasoning and relationships behind categorization.

Horizontal: 4 Items Activity Type: Sequencing When Mr. Levy’s class watched their caterpillar morph into a butterfly, they had many, many questions. As a result, he created a host of curricular activities as a way to tap their curiosity. This particular sequencing activity was especially valuable for Esme, who rarely has access to activities that allow her to physically manipulate learning materials. This sequencing activity encouraged all of Mr. Levy’s students to document their learning and to think critically and logically about the life cycle of the butterfly.


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Onset Letters

Activity Type: Word Study

Manuela is developing the ability to generalize her knowledge of known words to help her read and spel l unknown words. She builds words by picking different letters to add to a common word ending.

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STARTER Studio Gadgets

Gadgets in Action!

Give Your Activities a Jump Start.

Message Window: Symbolate

Studio Gadgets are designed to help you build and enhance activities - fast. Huge time-savers that are organized in folders like Draggable Buttons and Fun Interactions, Studio Gadgets are preprogrammed buttons and objects you can drag onto a page of any activity. Take your pick of more than 100 of these powerful activity building blocks, which range from a print button to a multiple choice question.

A basic symbolated message window without toolbars, this message window lets students hear what they’ve written when they click the text box. “Today is my birthday!”

Basic Writing Template

Hot Spot: Talking A Hot Spot is an invisible hot spot that can be placed over a section of a picture to make it clickable. Easily change the words – and the voice – used on each button. “Hello, my name Dr. Rebecca!”

Which Gadget will help bring your activity to the next level? Here are some examples of ways you can use Gadgets in your activities. The possibilities are endless!

Coin Flip


Students can decide what the characters will discover as they write a story. Will the Princess venture to the forest or the ball?

Students spin to choose their afternoon snack. Popsicles it is!


Balloon-Pop Button

Students solve math problems with this basic arithmetic calculator that shows the math equation. 7 x 9 = 63!

Students look for the symbols and words that match as they pop balloons to find the pairs. Find the two volcanos!

One-Minute Timer

ABC Keyboard

Students see the visual countdown with this vertical time bar. Complete five math problems within one minute!

Students see the keys they’re typing highlighted as they go so they can read along as they write. “My favorite subject is math.”

Sound over image

Sorting Bins Move the objects, labeled “A,” ”B,” “C” and “D”, into the appropriate bins (“A,” ”B,” “C” and “D”) to practice sorting skills. Yes, the pasta belongs in the Dinner bin, so it drops right into place. No, the chicken should be in the Dessert bin (not the Dinner bin), so it won’t drop in, urging you to try again.



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STARTER Studio Reward Animations

ADDITIONS Studio Activity Libraries

Everyone Wants to Feel Like a Star!

Just Push Play.

Boardmaker Studio includes 10 fun and entertaining Studio Reward Animations that are easy to add to any activity. Reward your students with these fun-filled animations sure to keep them excited through their lessons!

When you have fast access to activities that have already been created for you, you spend less time preparing materials for your lessons and more time implementing them with your students. Designed with Boardmaker Studio’s very best features in-mind, Boardmaker Studio Activity Libraries are filled with ready-made activities that give your instruction time back to you.


Reading Corner Series: Volume 1 A collection of four fun, simple narrative stories that target single word decoding skills. Each story features playful illustrations, response boards, text-to-speech and simple animations.

Every student will love watching: A pig try to lift weights!

A plane drawing a smiley face in the sky!

A penguin sliding down a mountain!

Or even a spider jumping on a trampoline!

F1MJ425 CD, Reading Corner Series: Volume 1 . . . . . . . $25 Available for download on

Supports for Independence A collection of illustrated stories to promote social independence and ease transitions between activities and events. Supports for Independence also includes a mini collection of new symbols to help support common sequences and typical classroom life.

F1MJ428 CD, Supports for Independence. . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 Available for download on

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ADDITIONS Studio Minis


Make Good Even Better with Downloadables!

Dot to Dot

Studio Minis are interactive, downloadable additions, like interactive games and sound effects, that will spruce up your activities in no time. Imagine letting students learn interesting facts about nature through an interactive quiz show, or explore the geography of the United States on a virtual field trip.

Dot to Dot is a fun-filled game that lets any and every students work to connect the dots. Each volume contains five beautiful illustrations that reinforce knowledge of the number sequence up to 30. D1MJ434W Volume 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.99

Minis are available only as downloads on!

Check out a few of our favorites!

Quiz Show Series

Becca’s Bubbles

These playful, interactive games are designed to engage kids with interesting facts and trivia as they build world knowledge. Students can play against a computer, parent, teacher or even each other. Each quiz show includes 25 questions divided into five categories. Choose from the Health and Body or Animal Kingdom editions.

The first in a series of early literacy activities from Pati King DeBaun, Becca’s Bubbles features one book and three play-based activities that support the development of language, learning and storybook interactions. Activities include reading, listening comprehension and initial letter sound recognition.

D1MJ429W Health and Body. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.99 D1MJ430W Animal Kingdom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.99

D1MJ427W Early Literacy Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.99

Beginning Board Games

Puzzle Me: Volume 1

Beginning Board Games gives students repeated, but varied, interactions with early learning concepts, like counting and turn-taking, in a board game format. Games are designed to build on and celebrate student success. Each game includes 25-30 multiple choice questions.

Perfect for students who scan, Puzzle Me lets students with fine motor challenges use scanning to solve colorful puzzles by moving puzzle pieces – featuring realistic images – from place to place. Let students manipulate four or nine puzzle pieces to create 20 photographic images.

D1MJ431W Initial Letter Sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.99 D1MJ432W Opposites. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.99

D1MJ435W Volume 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.99

Match and Memory Match and Memory: Beginning and Ending Letters is an interactive memory-style game that encourages students to isolate and identify the beginning and ending letters that make up simple known words and everyday objects. Appealing illustrations and text-to-speech functions make Match and Memory a fit for students who like to play and learn. D1MJ433W Beginning and Ending Letters. . . . . $2.99

Theme Pack Series The Theme Pack is a virtual field trip designed to help students enhance and build knowledge around a chosen theme. Students become explorers as they discover new settings and skills through activities like interactive tours, matching, sorting, memory, bingo, stamping and hidden pictures. Choose from the At the Zoo, Baseball and Washington, D.C. editions. D1MJ436W Washington D.C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.99 D1MJ437W Baseball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.99 D1MJ503W At the Zoo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.99


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ADDITIONS PCS Collections: Classic, Thin Line and Persona More Symbols Mean Better Education. Just like the other members of the Boardmaker Software Family, Boardmaker Studio comes loaded with a core collection of 4,500 Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) in the Classic style, the same style featured in other collections like the PCS Addendums (2000 -2008), Sign Language Symbols and more. Now, with Boardmaker Studio, you can also purchase thousands of brand new symbols in the fresh PCS ThinLine and PCS Persona styles. Low-priced collections based around topics, PCS ThinLine and PCS Persona mean you only buy the symbols you need.

PCS Classic A part of the Boardmaker Software Family from the very beginning, the PCS Classic style is often used with children, young students and adults who are comfortable with its familiar style. Clear, simple and uncluttered, the PCS Classic style helps students draw meaning quickly. PCS Classic: Backgrounds - Studio Edition F1MJ441 CD, Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $39 Available for download on Boardmaker Studio with 2000-2008 PCS Addenda F1MJ500 CD, Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $515


CONNECT Your Gateway to the Good Stuff. Boardmaker Studio Connect is your gateway to all of the activities you’re creating with Boardmaker Studio. Your home base, Boardmaker Studio Connect gives you quick access to recent projects, and gets you up-and-running fast with new ones. It also connects you with a community of users, just like you, who are sharing thousands of activities on hundreds of topics on

Play or edit recent projects right from your dashboard.

Fast access to instant support with tutorials and videos.

PCS Classic: 2000-2008 Addendums - Studio Edition

F1MJ423 CD, /Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $125 Available for download on

and more!

PCS ThinLine With the PCS ThinLine style, you can add thousands of brand new symbols to your PCS collection for very little cost. Boasting a clean, more detailed look, the PCS ThinLine style offers more support for your academic subjects, and symbols are organized by category so you buy just what you need. PCS ThinLine: Leisure

PCS ThinLine: Health & Body

F1MJ416 CD, Mac/Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15 Available for download on

F1MJ418 CD, Mac/Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15 Available for download on

PCS ThinLine: Backgrounds - Studio Edition

and more!

F1MJ419 CD, Mac/Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $39 Available for download on

Connect with Boardmaker Software Family users just like you on

PCS Persona Add extra life to your lessons with Studio PCS Persona style! Students of all ages will love this style’s character representations, designed to help them personalize the instructional process.

Quick access for starting or working on your project.

Persona: Words (Dan & Danielle Teen) - Studio Edition

F1MJ420 CD, Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $99 Available for download on Find thousands of ready-made activities and connect with people who use them!

Access thousands of free activities on

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Your Projects


Get Started Right Away.


Right from Boardmaker Studio Connect, you can start a new activity from scratch, choose from a variety of templates to save time, access projects you’re working on and even open an on-screen activity directly into Play mode - all with a single click.

.com Everyone Wants To Make a Connection. Boardmaker Studio Connect gives you direct access to The ultimate resource for browsing and sharing ready-made activities, also lets you connect with other educators, professionals and parents.

New Project Create a new project from scratch.

New from Template Create a new project based on a template.

Edit Project Open and edit an existing project in Designer.

Play Project Open and play an existing project in Play mode. Find and share activities for any curriculum area and browse public groups - or create your own private group - to discuss curriculum, activities, student progress, events and many other topics. Then, explore the forums and implementation articles for more ideas on how to put the Boardmaker Software Family to good use in your classroom.

Even the best Boardmaker user needs a little help sometimes, so we created tutorials and online videos that walk you through your favorite Boardmaker Studio features.

Check out today and: • Take your pick of thousands of FREE activities ready to use or adapt. • Join a group and connect with people who use the same resources as you do. • Browse activities, groups and friends to see what they all have to offer at a glance. • Find picks and tips from power-users who know what works.

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Interface Overview

Studio Designer

Easy on the Eyes.

Where the Magic Happens.

Boardmaker Studio features an interface that speaks to you - whether you’re familiar with the Boardmaker Software Family, or ready to try it for the first time. Designed to be familiar to people who use Microsoft© Office, Boardmaker Studio complements features of Boardmaker Plus!, Boardmaker and Boardmaker with Speaking Dynamically Pro.

With Boardmaker Studio’s Designer, you create and edit your projects in a few swift motions. Working with a Template? Follow the directions, highlighted in red, to customize your activity. Just add text, symbols, images and more – the instuctions dissapear when you enter Play mode.

A clear toolbar with recognizable menus, icons and navigation tools.


The Navigation pane is a collection of work panels that let you manage your projects.

Studio Starter Templates provide on-screen instructions for how to complete an activity. Play Mode

Know just what symbol you’re looking for? Use the symbol search to find it.

A design similar to Microsoft© Office makes your workspace feel like home.

✓✓ Start you project in Designer and see it come to life in Play mode!

We understand that you’ve spent time creating classroom materials with Boardmaker Plus!, Boardmaker and Boardmaker with Speaking Dynamically Pro. Use Boardmaker Studio to import, edit and improve all of your Boardmaker print materials, and most of your Boardmaker Plus! materials, too. When you import your Boardmaker materials, take advantage of the new Project organization stucture, where all related boards are stored in a single project file.


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Studio Toolbar


Makes Getting Creative Easy.

Find Your Way. Fast

Like any toolbar, you can use the Studio Toolbar to perform common functions, like opening and saving projects, undoing and redoing actions and more. The Studio Toolbar also gives you quick access to the symbolate tool, and lets you add objects, like buttons, and message windows to your activity.

To make your life easier and your activities come together faster, we created the Studio Navigation pane. It lets you quickly access and edit pages and object settings, like content, font, color and styles, and add symbols and Gadgets through the Project, Properties, Symbols and Gadgets panels.

Spray multiple buttons of any shape in a circle with the circular spray tool.

Choose from multiple levels of undo and redo.

Choose from multiple button options and simply drag them onto your page.

Add a movie clip to your activity and make it truly interactive.

✓✓ The Symbolate button lets you type with symbols and text in seconds, and now you

Projects panel

Symbols panel

The Project panel displays the pages in the project you currently have open so you can see the different pages of your projects at a glance. To reorder the pages of your activity, just drag the pages up or down the list.

The Symbols Panel is a great way to quickly add symbols into several buttons or a grid. Add symbols from the symbol category folders, or enter a search term to search for a specific symbol.

Properties panel

Gadgets panel

The Properties panel shows you all the settings needed to make changes to the look or function of the page, or objects on the page. Use the Properties panel to change the background color of an activity, add a symbol to a button and more. You can even choose from different themes and apply a theme style to all the elements of your activity.

A huge time-saver, Gadgets are pre-programmed buttons and objects you can drag onto a page to enhance an activity. Organized by functionality, Gadgets can be used to create activities with draggable buttons, add timers, dice, multiple choice questions and much, much more.

can quickly choose to symbolate only nouns, verbs or custom vocabulary!

Check out these new button options:


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Coming Soon to Boardmaker Studio! More, More, More! We’re adding even more products, designed especially for Boardmaker Studio, to help make your copy of Boardmaker Studio even more powerful. Whether you’re looking for more symbols to represent curriculum concepts, searching for ways to save time creating classroom activities or pondering ideas for getting students excited about your lessons, we’ve got the stuff.

More Activity Libraries Curriculum Companions are coming to Boardmaker Studio, too! Activities that give students plenty of practice reading and writing as they learn new science and social studies concepts, Curriculum Companions feature fun drawings and real-life photography. Still a perfect complement to your lesson plans, new Curriculum Companions have been reinvented just for Boardmaker Studio, and are redesigned to feature even more vivid colors and life-like animation!

More PCS Collections The PCS ThinLine collection is becoming an even better fit for your classroom curriculum with more modern symbols focused on more curriculum areas! Be on the lookout for two new ThinLine collections, focused specifically on Science and Social Studies!

Being a Good Citizen

Land and Water

Boardmaker Studio Curriculum Companions will feature 15 redesigned titles and three brand new titles!

More Minis PCS ThinLine: Science

Want more ways to incorporate fun and excitement into your classroom activities? We thought you might, so we’re extending our line of Beginning Board Games, Theme Packs and Reward Animations to help keep your students excited about learning!

Beginning Board Game

PCS ThinLine: Social Studies


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How To Order

How Will Boardmaker Studio Work For Me?

You Asked. We Listened.

Good question. If you’re already a fan of the other products in the Boardmaker Software Family, we want you to know how Studio will work for you.

Flexible Options for Flexible Software. Our flexible purchase and installation options let you use Boardmaker Studio the way that suits you - on CD or via Download. If you choose the CD option, just install Boardmaker Studio once and leave your CD in the dust. You don’t need it to run the software. Want to get started with Boardmaker Studio right away? Download it so you don’t have to wait for a CD to arrive in the mail.

Boardmaker Studio on CD Place your order and receive your Boardmaker Studio CD. Then, simply install and register it, (using the code on the case). Then, the next time you open Boardmaker Studio, leave your CD behind.

Activities cannot be imported

Boardmaker Boardmaker Plus!

Boardmaker Add-Ons Add-Ons Boardmaker Plus! Curriculum Companions

• Print boards created in Boardmaker/Boardmaker Plus! will convert in Boardmaker Studio.

Go to to download your FREE trial of

Boardmaker Studio F1MJ410 CD, Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Introductory Price $399 D1MJ410W Download, Windows . . . . . . . . Introductory Price $399

Boardmaker Studio via Download Place your order for Boardmaker Studio online. After placing your order, you’ll receive an email with a registration code and a link to download the software. Download and install the software, then enter your registration code.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Microsoft Windows XP (SP3), Vista, or Win 7

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256 MB RAM or higher. DOES NOT require CD in drive CD install: 900 MB Download: 1.4 GB; 500 MB of disk space will be freed after installation if the original download package is removed from the hard drive.

Boardmaker Studio with 2000-2008 PCS Addenda F1MJ500 CD, Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $515

• Most interactive boards created in Boardmaker Plus! will convert in Boardmaker Studio. Some animations may need to be adapted. • All projects created in Boardmaker Studio will not convert in Boardmaker or Boardmaker Plus! • Boardmaker and Boardmaker Plus! Add-ons may not convert in Boardmaker Studio. Version 6 Curriculum Companions will not convert in Boardmaker Studio.

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Boardmaker Plus!

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Boardmaker Plus!

Meet the rest of the Family!

The freedom to share your CD. Boardmaker Plus! offers all the same features as Boardmaker for creating print based materials, but it doesn’t stop there. Let Boardmaker Plus! transform your activities - and your students learning experience - with interactive activities students can use on the computer that feature sound, animation and video.

Boardmaker Plus Player Share more activities with more students! Boardmaker Plus Player lets you share adapted activities on any – and all – of your classroom computers. Create a single activity for group learning and customize it to suit your students’ individual needs. Then, deliver it on as many computers as you’d like.


M1MJ340 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M1MJ374 Mac* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F1MJ311 5-Pack/Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F1MJ375 5-Pack/Mac* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$125 $125 $499 $499

*Mac Boardmaker Plus Player compatible with OS 10.3 or higher.


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$39 $69 $99

Boardmaker A real classic for printed materials. Add Interactivity Use movable buttons to create on-screen, interactive lessons, tests and games. Incorporate Multi-media Incorporate sound bites, video clips and images from the internet into your lessons. Utilize Enhanced Features Pair symbols with text as you type using the Symbolate feature. Save time by using provided templates to design your activities. Share and swap boards with other professionals easily and quickly on M1MJ100 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $399 M1MJ175 Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $399

Improve Accessibility for Students Set up activities for students who need to use scanning, switches, joysticks, touch screens and modified keyboards while learning. Ease of Manipulating Content Choose from tools designed to simplify changing colors, adding dashed borders or resizing buttons. Swap and shuffle content to change your activities or tests so they are random and less predictable. Add-On Options Choose from a huge assortment of pre-made interactive and print activities that complement your lessons and can be used on any computer. M1MJ291 Boardmaker Plus! and 2000-2008 PCS Addendum Bundle for Windows* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $515 M1MJ287 Boardmaker Plus! and 2000-2008 PCS Addendum Bundle for Mac* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $515

Playing Favorites? We love every member of the Boardmaker Software Family, but we understand that you may have specific needs that are better met by a specific piece of software. Boardmaker Plus is the best fit for you if you like: • The tried and true interface of Boardmaker and Boardmaker Plus! • Sharing your CD and using it in multiple places • Showing language translations in more than one language • Using a Mac Computer (Mac version of Studio in development).

Boardmaker lets you create valuable printed materials, like communication boards, sequences and schedules, that are perfect for all of your students. Easy-to-use features empower you to design your own materials as you choose the topics, symbols, labels, colors, borders and languages that help your students reach classroom goals.

M125 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $329 M120 Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $329 M1MJ290 Boardmaker with 2000-2008 PCS Addendum Bundle for Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $445 M1MJ286 Boardmaker with 2000-2008 PCS Addendum Bundle for Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $445


Boardmaker with Speaking Dynamically Pro Perfect for students challenged by communication. Boardmaker with Speaking Dynamically Pro builds on the capabilities of Boardmaker Plus! by adding natural sounding voices, word predication and abbreviation expansion to support augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for students challenged by speech.

M145W Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $749 M145 Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $749 M1MJ293 Boardmaker with Speaking Dynamically Pro with 2000-2008 PCS Addendum Bundle for Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $865 M1MJ289 Boardmaker with Speaking Dynamically Pro with 2000-2008 PCS Addendum Bundle for Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $865 Device overlay

The Boardmaker Software Family consists of many more tools, like Add-ons, PCS Libraries and Curriculum Companions, that can help you reach more students while saving you time.

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