Monday, 23 October 2017

The Benefits of Eye Gaze in the Classroom.

With eye gaze technology on a desktop computer, laptop or tablet, your students can use their eyes to explore, play games, learn, participate in classroom activities, communicate and more.

We can start to observe what our students see, attend to and track on screen, what they notice and don't notice, what they prefer to look at and what sense they make of what they see.

These are fundamental skills that most of us have not had the tools to assess or look at in detail before now. Such understanding of our most complex students could lead to changes in our teaching practices and open up wider opportunities for our students to interact and engage.

The myGaze Assistive eye tracker is the first choice for teachers wanting to explore eye gaze with their students in the classroom...

Pendle View Primary School

"Bailey is 7 years old and has a complex medical history including epilepsy surgery and an unspecified visual impairment. He is a little boy who can become very frustrated. His parents feel this is because he can't get his message across. When choosing objects and activities (with low tech), we struggle to be sure of where he is looking due to his eye movements. We were able to calibrate Bailey using the 1 point calibration on myGaze. Using the analysis tools (from Attention and Looking) has been invaluable in giving us the information we need to support this young man's learning. It has also shown us that he is able to follow and understand simple instruction when accessing certain activities on the computer. Bailey loves the music activities, Robot Factory and Splat."

Jennette Holden - ICT/AAC Coordinator

Percy Hedley School

"RMB (18 years old with Cerebral Palsy) was thrilled with the Eye Can Fly and now wants to be a pilot! In his own words, using eye gaze and communication software; "I liked video game. I liked plane Jet because school plane" (flight school). "I like be pilot".

Eye Can Fly is great fun, motivational and rewarding for pupils whilst also combining good educational content such as spatial concepts and world geography. They are learning without realising because it is such good fun."

Gwyneth Worthington - Speech and Language Therapist

Chellow Heights Special School

"Halle is our youngest student to try eye gaze at only 3 years of age. From our initial observations in school we feel she has a great deal of potential and certainly understands much more than she is able to express. We are keen to try all types of access, but due to her physical difficulties, eye gaze holds lots of promise. We are keen to provide Halle with as much of the same learning and play opportunities as other children her age and eye gaze access has the potential to be used with lots of different software activities. On her very first try, Halle showed good detection and tracking skills (Attention and Looking). This is definitely an access method we will be exploring more to help include Halle at her appropriate learning level."

Shelagh Crossley - Deputy Head Teacher/ AAC Coordinator

Inclusive Technology have created a number of free downloads to provide more information about eye gaze:

The Essential Guide to Eye Gaze in the Classroom. Packed full of useful information and resources.

14 Day Trials!
Download Inclusive EyeGaze Learning Curve software including 54 eye gaze activities.

myGaze Assistive is also available via our international resellers.

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