I was in Asheville, North Carolina a few weeks ago for the state’s annual conference on Visual Impairment and Blindness, hosted by the North Carolina AER.
As usual, I had a small exhibit table with brochures and presented our curriculum-based games to the teachers in a one hour workshop. Despite some last minute problems (finding the right type of video projector with HDMI cables and audio capability), the teachers were excited about how we are helping them gamify learning for their students.
After my presentation, the teachers and I brainstormed ideas for more curriculum-based games for almost an hour. Several teachers talked about how to use our Braille Sheets innovation to practice early braille skills: finger placement, following a line across the page and ensuring proper placement of both hands.
Other teachers were fascinated by our cloud repository of Braille Sheets. I’ll go into this more in a future blog, but the general idea is that as a teacher, you can create a braille sheet game lesson and share it with other teachers, or use the game lessons other teachers have created with your students.
I had the opportunity to meet with with some fascinating people at the conference, and I’ll be blogging about our collaborations with key researchers in educating visually impaired students.