Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Friday, 24 April 2015
Last chance to try HelpKidzLearn for FREE! Get access to all available Games and Activities that you would normally have to pay for.
Offer ends Sunday 26th April at 9:00pm UK Time.
Sign Up Now! http://www.helpkidzlearn.com/join-free?aref=HOTIWDUP
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Hopefully, you will be aware that HelpKidzLearn is free for this week only. You will gain access as a free user to ALL available Games and Activities. However, would you like to learn more about HelpkidzLearn? Then we have a recorded webinar that you can download and watch for FREE.
Explore the wide range of Games and Activities we have to offer, how you may choose activities on your learning goals or access needs and see real, live examples of using HKL with individuals in group teaching. Participants will also find out about new resources and developments for HKL.
Watch for FREE now! http://www.helpkidzlearn.com/events/webinar-archive?aref=HKBUJNFM
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
For one week only, HelpKidzLearn is free. It allows access to all available Games and Activities. HelpKidzLearn offers a wealth of activities that are added regularly to provide schools and parents with an affordable way of providing fresh and stimulating learning activities for children with special educational needs.
Activities in the Early Years section are designed for young learners, with visual impairment and complex needs and for those at the early stages of interaction with a computer. They include activities for sensory exploration, with big bold colours and fun sound effects to engage with, stimulate and encourage early interaction. They teach cause and effect understanding that, with a touch of the screen or a press of a switch to make something happen. They also develop targeting and accuracy with early touch skills activities and learn to take turns and play with others with our fun 2 player games.
Our "Games" are designed to be motivating and engaging for the child to help gain and maintain attention skills. Most activities require the student to watch the screen carefully and respond at an appropriate time. This is very useful for timing skills or students using switches. Included are activities that introduce choice making and other skills such as matching and visual memory, to more challenging one and 2 player games for advanced access practice.
Our Story section is aimed at supporting the development of language, communication, literacy and numeracy skills using easy access.Activities include songs and stories that require the student to interact to get more, or continue the story/song. Graphics and animations are specifically designed to be visually accessible and very simple to understand. Songs are designed with familiar or easy to remember tunes and simple language. All songs count up or down from 0-5. Stories allow the opportunity for teachers, therapists and carers to model and provide vocabulary appropriate to the students current language level.
In the creative section, the student has the chance to really express themselves while improving their access skills. It is designed to encourage exploration and experimentation - from simple mark making and colouring activities, to music playing and puzzle completion. Most activities allow free choice so that you can create your own card to send to a loved one. It also includes activities to introduce and develop switch scanning skills and lots of touch access to help practice and improve accuracy and control. It is great for teaching error-less and free choice making skills.
This section is based around being presented with choices and making decisions. They encourage students to think about the selections they have made and to solve problems. Most activities have a right and wrong answer and are great for introducing choice making with consequences and control. We also have activities that are useful for practicing switch scanning skills, developing basic keyboard skills and also encouragement when speaking and listening.
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Monday, 20 April 2015
For one week only, HelpKidzLearn are offering Free Users the chance to play ALL of the accessible Games & Activities for FREE. Do not hesitate. Jump onto this opportunity right away and make the most of the week ahead.
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Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Free of charge, fully interactive, live training sessions online.
The iPad's touchscreen interface was designed to be accessed and used easily. However some users with physical disabilities struggle with the requirements of multi-finger tapping, swiped and other gestures. This in-depth session will take a look at facilities already built into the iPad which aid users with physical disabilities. These include assisted touch and switch access, the webinar will show you how to set them up and also what accessories, such as switch interfaces and styli, they can be used with.
ChooseIt! Maker 3 is the multi-award winning software resource for creating choice based activities on the computer, iPad or Android tablets. The session will entail using ChooseIt! Maker 3 to create personalised learning materials that will work with the eye gaze technology on the PC. Whether you are using a MyGaze, Tobii Communication device, PCEye Go, PCEye Explore or any other eye gaze system that can perform mouse emulation, this detailed session will show you how to create personalised resources from basic cause and effect through to simple choice making activities.
A large number of learners with SEN struggle with handwriting and producing correctly spelled, grammatically accurate written work, technology can provide the aid they need. This session with look at what tablets and computers can offer struggling learners, looking at supports such as text to speech, word prediction, word banks and speech to text and how they can make recording and accessing text easier.
In recent years, there has been a dramatic rise in popularity for the electronic book. This has opened up a new opportunity for those who struggle with accessing printed text. Computers and tablets can provide a wide range of supports to make these books more accessible for those with special needs. This session will show you how to obtain or create electronic texts and how supports, such as text to speech and text leveling, can provide access.
Register now - there are limited spaces available!