For some, the school year is winding down for others there is quite a bit left. Regardless, it is a good time to look at summer camps!
Through the National Federation for the Blind students can attended the BELL Program – Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning The goal of the program is to provide 2 weeks of Braille instruction enrichment to children ages 4-12 who are blind or have low vision. The program runs from Monday through Friday for six hours a day and incorporates all of the great summer camp activities like: crafts, games, projects and field trips. All of these activities will be related to the NFB BELL curriculum. THE DEADLINE FOR SIGN UP IS MAY 15th!
Here are some other links to articles with lists of summer camps for students with disabilities in Indiana.
I get asked all the time, “What is your favorite app?” In general it depends on what is supposed to be accomplished. That said, I try a lot of apps! I do have some that I really like. I hope that I can highlight some that will help you. So, to this end, I will be posting an app each time I blog. This first one is a blockbuster!
Native Numbers is a completely complete way of learning what a number is and what it represents. Students will first work with rods, no numbers. They will be asked to “touch one”. They will then see a square white rod and will need to touch it to make it continue. They will then see a rod called 2 (appropriately sized), 3 and 4. Then they are given the rods in sets of 2 and asked to touch the one that is named. This goes on through nine. Once completed they are introduced to sets. The next lesson reviews and then has them compare rods and sets. Finally the 4th lesson introduces numerals. Though the scope of the app they will work with tallies, counting up, counting down and counting on. The final group of lessons involve demonstrating mastery. I thoroughly enjoyed the process and would love to see it applied to foreign language, science and anything else the developers at Native Brain can come up with!
Have a great week!