Tuesday 25 February 2014

NEW Activity: Sensory Room

Sensory Room: www.helpkidzlearn.com/stories/sensory-room
A fun cause and effect activity - look at the pictures and talk about the story in your own words: What can you see in the multi-sensory room? Do you like the bubble tube or disco lights best? Touch the screen to see what happens next. Switch access for one or two switches is included for users with motor difficulties who need switch input. 

Accessible via Mouse and keyboard, touch screen, one or two switch access and eye gaze. 

Monday 24 February 2014

10x FREE Games & Activities

FREE: 10x different games & activities now available to play including Shhhh, Pick and Play, Little Lost Penguin, Smarty Pants ... Login or Register for a FREE USER account and see for yourself http://www.helpkidzlearn.com/shop/online-software/games-and-activities

Monday 17 February 2014

New ChooseIt! iPad Apps - Download them today!

New ChooseIt! iPad Apps based on the BETT Award winning ChooseIt! Ready-made Series from Inclusive Technology are now available to download from the Apple App Store.


ChooseIt! Numeracy contains over 230 activities with over 6,000 pages of simple multiple choice activities.

• Foundation Stage: Shape, Space & Measure
• Key Stage 1: Shape, Space & Measure
• Early Number
• Number 0-5
• Number 5-10
• Number 0-100
• Money (UK only)
• Time

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ChooseIt! Literacy contains over 250 activities with over 5,000 pages of simple multiple choice activities.

• Listening Skills

• Initial Sounds
• Initial Letters
• Initial Blends: Sounds
• Initial Blends: Letters
• Tricky High Frequency Words
• Alphabet
• Everyday Words

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ChooseIt! Science contains over 160 activities with over 3,000 pages of simple multiple choice activities.

• Foundation Stage: Living Things

• Key Stage 1: Living Things
• Materials
• Forces and Electricity
• Light, Sound and Space

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Friday 14 February 2014

ChooseIt! Maker 3 - ERA Awards Finalist

The Education Resources Awards (ERA) by BESA highlight the quality and diversity of educational products and resources, excellent educational establishments and the most dedicated members of the teaching profession and supplies industry, all working together to encourage the very best in education.

We are pleased to announce that ChooseIt! Maker 3 has been shortlisted as a Finalist for 
Special Education Resource or Equipment - including ICT.

Take a look at ChooseIt! Maker 3: www.helpkidzlearn.com/shop/online-software/chooseit-maker-3

Thursday 13 February 2014


ChooseIt! Numeracy, Literacy and Science are now available to download from the iTunes Store for your iPad - www.helpkidzlearn.com/apps
New ChooseIt! Apps are based on the BETT Award winning ChooseIt Ready-made Series from Inclusive Technology. Each ChooseIt! App contains hundreds of activities with thousands of pages of simple multiple choice activities.

New ChooseIt! Apps have a simple and consistent presentation, clear language, switch accessibility and full audio support which has made them a valuable resource for children with special needs. Performance reporting is built-in.

Key features include:

  • Accessible using touch or single and two switch scanning.
  • Designed by experienced teachers to provide a structured approach to basic numeracy, literacy and science using tried and tested approaches.
  • Clearly spoken and written questions. Use the speaker button to repeat.
  • Clear layout with a minimum of distraction to allow the child to focus on the activity.
  • Simple, multiple choice activities carefully graded in small steps.
  • Ideal for learners with visual and perceptual difficulties.
  • Clear recorded audio to model good pronunciation.
  • Save your results to the Camera Roll. Indicates when the student is ready to move on, needs more practice or should try an easier activity.

Monday 10 February 2014

Go for Gold with New Age Kurling

New Age Kurling is an accessible game for two players, which can be played by touching the screen or using switch input - www.helpkidzlearn.com/apps

Each player has four kurls to slide to the numbered target. You can use touch or a switch to control the direction of the kurl and to select the strength of the slide using the power meter. The player with the most points, based on where their kurls are on the target, wins.

This exciting game is ideal for developing timing and hand-eye coordination. It’s also great for encouraging planning – for example deciding what strategy to adopt, aiming for a high score or knocking an opponent off the target.

Key features:
• An inclusive game which can be played using touch or a switch.
• Helps to develop timing, hand-eye coordination.
• Helps to develop switch skills.
• Encourages planning and strategy skills.
• Compatible with all currently available switch interfaces (See our App Support page for more information).
• Runs in portrait mode only.

Tuesday 4 February 2014

How to use Eye Gaze with HelpKidzLearn

Controlling the mouse with eye gaze using the Windows Control and Mouse Emulation features of your eye gaze system enables you to access a wealth of software. If you can control the software with a mouse, then you can also control it with eye gaze. It is useful to think about how that software is normally used with a mouse when setting up for eye gaze.

Our new HKL activities are now “eye gaze optimised” making it easier to select active areas and adjust the dwell time within the activity.

FREE Download: How to use eye gaze with HelpKidzLearn http://tinyurl.com/hkl-with-eye-gaze