IEP Objectives : ECC Games for Visually Impaired Students
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The child’s progress in learning skills in these ECC-based games and interactive simulations will be maintained in a private secure cloud, available to the teachers in a web-based console .
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Some of you may have played Blindfold Barnyard. It’s an easy game, where you drag your finger around on the screen until you find an animal, such as a goat, and then drag it to the fence where you’ve dragged other goats. When you have collected enough goats at the fence, you swipe your finger to move the animals into a barn.
The challenge is to remember which animals are tied at each fence: north, south, east and west. If you drag an animal to the wrong fence, all the animals scurry away. The more animals you collect on a fence, the more points you earn.
Last year, I added a game where there’s a pond in the middle of the barnyard. When dragging an animal to the fence, you have to avoid the pond, or the animal will drown. The game fans liked it, and wanted more complexity.
A month ago, I created the variant “Rotating Fences” that’s even harder. Before the Rotating Fences variant, you simply swipe one finger up to drag the goat to a north fence, swipe right to the east fence, and so on.
In this harder variant, compass directions are rotated 90 degrees clockwise. What was east, is now north. What was south, is now east. To drag your goat to the east fence, you swipe your finger down. Keeping that in your head makes the game quite challenging. You can set the game to rotate CLOCKWISE, COUNTER-CLOCKWISE or SWAP.
If you want to really go crazy, set the rotation to CHANGE. Each time you move animals from the fence to the barn, all compass directions are rotated. For example, if the game starts with North being up, after you move goats to the barn, North is now to the left. When you move the next set of animals into the barn, North is now down. After the third set of animals, North is to the left, and after the fourth set of animals, North is back to the top.
You can get Blindfold Barnyard at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blindfold-barnyard/id1069200628?mt=8