IEP Technologies : ECC Games for Visually Impaired Students
ObjectiveEd.com is our new company where we are building Expanded Core Curriculum interactive simulations for blind and low vision students, based on the student’s Individual Educational Plan.
The student’s progression in acquiring skills in our education-based games will be stored in a private secure cloud, visible to the school team in a web-based dashboard .
If you are a Teacher of Visually Impaired Students , click for more details on trying these types of games as a tool for maximizing student outcomes, relating to their
RTI plan .
Who wants to be a millionaire? Who doesn’t?
This game was near the top of the list in the recent survey, and I’ve been working on this game for a while. Blindfold Millionaireis a cross between the TV show and some online variants. Like Blindfold Jeopardy, it’s a trivia knowledge game; I obtained a set of trivia packs that include general knowledge, geography, flowers, TV/movies, and Christmas.
If you’ve never watched Millionaire, the objective is to win one million dollars by picking the correct of the answers, out of 4 choices, for each trivia question. If you get it right, you win some cash, and move onto the next question. If you are wrong, you lose all the cash you’ve won so far, and go home broke.
If you aren’t sure of the answer, you have two options: use a lifeline, or walk away. You only have three lifelines, so you should save them for when you really need them. There are three lifelines: phoning a friend, asking the audience, or having a fifty-fifty chance. When you phone a friend, your friend may or may not be right, but there answer is correct most of the time. When you ask the audience, they can usually eliminate the obviously wrong answers, but sometimes the audience is wrong. When you use the fifty-fifty chance, two of the wrong choices will be eliminated.
In the actual game, the first 6 questions are pretty easy. Since the game doesn’t know how hard each randomly picked trivia question is, we made the Blindfold version easier by having fewer choices in the first few questions. Questions 1, 2 and 3 only have two answer choices, and questions 4, 5 and 6 only have 3 choices.
Since the game can’t really phone your friends, Blindfold Millionaire simulates the phone call. You can pick who you want to call: an athlete, a musician, a scientist and an actor. Usually the person you call will provide the correct answer; but sometimes, if the question is really outside of their expertise, their answer might be wrong.
The game appears to be as popular as Blindfold Jeopardy, which is one of the most downloaded of all the Blindfold TV games.
To download the Blindfold Millionaire, tap here: