IEP Objectives : Expanded Core Curriculum Games for Visually Impaired Students
ObjectiveEd.com is our new organization where we are building ECC games for blind and low vision students, based on a child’s Individual Educational Plan.
The student’s progress in mastering skills in our ECC-based games will be stored in a private secure cloud, available to the school team in a web-based dashboard .
If you are a Teacher of Visually Impaired Students , press for more information on learning about these types of games as part of maximizing student outcomes, relating to their
RTI and IEP
Blindfold Bird Songs was such a popular matching game that I started getting requests to do a similar game but with animal sounds.
Just like Bird Sounds, Sound Search has two modes: Name That Sound, and Find That Sound. The first sound pack I created was common animals, such as chickens, dogs, baboons and elephants.
Name That Sound presents two columns: the left column is a sound name, and the right column is the sound. First you pick an name in the left column, such as “gorilla”, and then you pick a sound from the right column. If it’s a match, you win 3 points, and the gorilla is removed from both columns. If it’s not a match, you lose a point. Level 1 in the game starts with 3 animals to match, and continues through level 25, adding 2 more animals on each level.
Find That Sound starts out with 6 animal sounds, 2 rows of 3 items. Similar to the memory game concentration, you have to find the match. For example, the first row would have gorilla, bear and gorilla, and the second row would have dog, bear, dog. To match the gorilla in the upper left corner, you would have to pick the gorilla in the upper right corner. Level 1 starts out with 3 animals to match, and continues through level 25, adding 2 more animals each time.
Once the game was working, the testers suggested adding more animal sound packs, so I created a Fun Common Animal pack, where some of the animals given different sounds (such as different dog barks). The Animals of Asia sound pack includes camels, orangutans, dingos, leopards and dozens of other exotic animals.
I released the app, and was immediately deluged with more sound pack requests. I added an Everyday Sound Pack, including sounds like a toaster popping or a garage door opening, A National Anthem Sound Pack, with anthems from dozens of countries, and a Musical Instrument Sound Pack, ranging from a piano to a tabla to a singing-saw.
If you have ideas for more sound packs, let me know. You download the game at: Blindfold Sound Search.