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The Magic of Randomness

Posted July 13, 2016 in Stories and Strategies for Success

School's over for the summer, so it is time for some fun with your Talker. You may not know this, but there are some keys programmed to give various random responses when you select them.

_ By Dan Mills, M. Ed_

Dan

School's over for the summer, so it is time for some fun with your Talker. You may not know this, but there are some keys programmed to give various random responses when you select them.

One is the Random Hello found in the Greetings activity (select the More key to find it). It can be a fun way to say hi at a picnic or at the pool. Others can be found in the Have Fun activity under the Random key. Here you can call a Bingo game for some friends, roll dice to play a game with Mom or select a random number for whatever reason.

To show you how to use the Random Choice tool, I have made a short video that will tell you how to turn your Talker into a Magic 8 Ball! Wow your friends & family by giving them a glimpse into the future!

Creating a Magic Eightball Random Activity

The Magic 8 Ball

Is it easy? "As I see it, yes."Will it take long to do? "My sources say no."Is it fun to use? "You may rely on it."Can it really predict the future? "Reply hazy, try again."

I hope you have as much fun with this activity as I had when I was a kid. I recall the Magic 8 Ball telling me the outlook was good when I asked about me and the girl next door. I wonder what ever happened to her….??