Is it really free – is my school obligated to purchase after the current school year? Yes, it’s free through the end of the 2019/2020 school year. There is no obligation to purchase.
Are there any privacy issues? We do not believe there are any privacy issues because we recommend that you use just enough information to identify your student within the ObjectiveEd system, such as the child’s first name, school numeric id, or “gamer-tag” (made up name). We don’t ask for any other personally identifying information, such as email address, date of birth, gender, city, etc. We only store the child’s progress in acquiring the skills that you have set for their goals. We do not sell any information.
What devices does it work on? For students to play the educational games, they use iPads or iPhones. We will be adding more devices in the future, such as the Chromebook. When teachers set up curriculum or view the student’s progress in the web-dashboard, most browsers or tablets work well.
Why must the USAGE AGREEMENT be signed? The USAGE AGREEMENT that a school administrator signs protects both the school and ObjectiveEd, because there are strict legal issues when student data is stored online. If the school administrator does not have a printer at home, we can arrange for that administrator to electronically sign the document. We do that with DOCUSIGN – send us the administrator’s name and email, and we will send them a web link.
What age range is it best for? We provide skill-based games that start with children as young as pre-K: Simon, for example, is great for teaching swiping and tapping, and Sound Search can be set up to have one item on the left column to match with one of two items on the right column.
All of the games can be customized and configured to the needs of the child, including those not developmentally at grade level, or have mobility limitations.
For higher grades, the O&M and Assistive Tech games are best through 5th grade, although teachers have told us older students still have gaps in their navigation concepts. Wayfinder, for example, is a lot of fun for both young and old students.
With students learning braille, Braille Sheets is focused on early braille learners, and Braille AI Tutor helps older students improve their contractions and reading speed.
Some vision rehabilitation therapists use our distance learning with adults.
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