Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Christmas Games and Activities!

HelpKidzLearn has a selection of Fun Christmas games and activities for you to enjoy over the festive period

https://goo.gl/tqU3GJ



Open the presents to see who is inside. Can you find Santa, Rudolph, Elf and more?





Help the penguin avoid the dangers on his way home. This activity develops timing skills.






Look at the pictures and tell the story in your own words. Why does Mr Snow look so sad?





Create your own Christmas cards. Choose a picture, add colour and a message and print it out.






Build a snowman without getting cold hands. Print out your finished snowman.




If you want to learn more about HelpKidzLearn's Games and Activities and want to play these activities, you can try a FREE trial for 14 days.

Monday, 11 December 2017

FREE CM3 Activity - Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.



To celebrate Christmas, we have created a fun sing-a-long activity on ChooseIt! Maker 3 for you to download free! You can play and share this activity with your friends and classmates.

Share code:
MKCVXE


There are a number of ways to play this free activity:





To play this Christmas activity in your ChooseIt! Maker 3 account you simply login, click the "Redeem Code" button and enter the share code above.





Not to worry, you can sign up to a FREE 14 day trial of ChooseIt! Maker 3. Once you have done that simply login, click the "Redeem Code" button and enter the share code above to play the activity.








Download the Free ChooseIt! Maker 3 App and use the share code above to play this Christmas activity on your tablet device.



Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Another Thanksgiving Activity for ChooseIt! Maker 3.



To celebrate Thanksgiving, we have created a second fun activity on ChooseIt! Maker 3 for you to download free! You can play and share this activity with your friends and classmates.

Share code:
MGFRRP


There are a number of ways to play this free activity:





To play this second Thanksgiving activity in your ChooseIt! Maker 3 account you simply login, click the "Redeem Code" button and enter the share code above.




Not to worry, you can sign up to a FREE 14 day trial of ChooseIt! Maker 3. Once you have done that simply login, click the "Redeem Code" button and enter the share code above to play the activity.







Download the Free ChooseIt! Maker 3 App and use the share code above to play this second Thanksgiving activity on your tablet device.


Thanksgiving Activity for ChooseIt! Maker 3.



To celebrate Thanksgiving, we have created a fun activity on ChooseIt! Maker 3 for you to download free! You can play and share this activity with your friends and classmates.

Share code:
FMRUXN


There are a number of ways to play this free activity:




To play this Thanksgiving activity in your ChooseIt! Maker 3 account you simply login, click the "Redeem Code" button and enter the share code above.



Not to worry, you can sign up to a FREE 14 day trial of ChooseIt! Maker 3. Once you have done that simply login, click the "Redeem Code" button and enter the share code above to play the activity.





Download the Free ChooseIt! Maker 3 App and use the share code above to play this Thanksgiving activity on your tablet device.



Tuesday, 7 November 2017

New Activity: Vending Machine




It's snacktime! Let's go to the vending machine. Oh... so many choices. Use eye gaze, click the mouse, touch the screen or press an external switch (space bar) to pick a delicious snack.


A simple cause and effect activity that gives you a lot to talk about. With simple clear graphics, this inclusive activity has been designed to provide a great opportunity for discussion and the development of everyday vocabulary associated with using a vending machine.



If you want to learn more about HelpKidzLearn's Games and Activities and want to play Vending Machine click the Read More button below.



HelpKidzLearn also provides computer access devices that work perfectly with our online services.

myGaze Assistive is an affordable eye tracker that provides easy access for everyone to a wide range of software. Easy, calibration-free setup ensures a comfortable student experience.



The HKL EasySwitch is a USB Switch interface and two wireless Bluetooth switches. It is easy to use and has no software to install.







Vending Machine is available to download for FREE and play offline on your iPad or Android device.



Tuesday, 24 October 2017

ChooseIt! Maker 3 - Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn.



 Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn



A HUGE thank you to Kingfisher School for creating this video using ChooseIt! Maker 3.




"ChooseIt! Maker 3 is an app for the 21st century educator and student. It is a highly quality replacement for the picture cards or flash cards that are frequently used in school rooms around the world and can be used for any subject area or special need. The sky is the limit when you are talking about potential uses for ChooseIt! Maker 3."

Jean Hendrickson, Educational Speech-Language Clinician and Technology Teacher - Norman County West Elementary School



"ChooseIt! Maker 3 is a fantastic, easy-to-use and highly flexible program allowing creation of truly engaging (and mildly addictive) activities for learning in the classroom in any curriculum area."

Jane Farrall, Independent Speech Pathologist and Special Educator





Winner of the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2017.

Monday, 23 October 2017

The Benefits of Eye Gaze in the Classroom.

With eye gaze technology on a desktop computer, laptop or tablet, your students can use their eyes to explore, play games, learn, participate in classroom activities, communicate and more.



We can start to observe what our students see, attend to and track on screen, what they notice and don't notice, what they prefer to look at and what sense they make of what they see.

These are fundamental skills that most of us have not had the tools to assess or look at in detail before now. Such understanding of our most complex students could lead to changes in our teaching practices and open up wider opportunities for our students to interact and engage.


The myGaze Assistive eye tracker is the first choice for teachers wanting to explore eye gaze with their students in the classroom...


Pendle View Primary School



"Bailey is 7 years old and has a complex medical history including epilepsy surgery and an unspecified visual impairment. He is a little boy who can become very frustrated. His parents feel this is because he can't get his message across. When choosing objects and activities (with low tech), we struggle to be sure of where he is looking due to his eye movements. We were able to calibrate Bailey using the 1 point calibration on myGaze. Using the analysis tools (from Attention and Looking) has been invaluable in giving us the information we need to support this young man's learning. It has also shown us that he is able to follow and understand simple instruction when accessing certain activities on the computer. Bailey loves the music activities, Robot Factory and Splat."

Jennette Holden - ICT/AAC Coordinator


Percy Hedley School


"RMB (18 years old with Cerebral Palsy) was thrilled with the Eye Can Fly and now wants to be a pilot! In his own words, using eye gaze and communication software; "I liked video game. I liked plane Jet because school plane" (flight school). "I like be pilot".

Eye Can Fly is great fun, motivational and rewarding for pupils whilst also combining good educational content such as spatial concepts and world geography. They are learning without realising because it is such good fun."

Gwyneth Worthington - Speech and Language Therapist

Chellow Heights Special School


"Halle is our youngest student to try eye gaze at only 3 years of age. From our initial observations in school we feel she has a great deal of potential and certainly understands much more than she is able to express. We are keen to try all types of access, but due to her physical difficulties, eye gaze holds lots of promise. We are keen to provide Halle with as much of the same learning and play opportunities as other children her age and eye gaze access has the potential to be used with lots of different software activities. On her very first try, Halle showed good detection and tracking skills (Attention and Looking). This is definitely an access method we will be exploring more to help include Halle at her appropriate learning level."

Shelagh Crossley - Deputy Head Teacher/ AAC Coordinator




Inclusive Technology have created a number of free downloads to provide more information about eye gaze:


The Essential Guide to Eye Gaze in the Classroom. Packed full of useful information and resources.


14 Day Trials!
Download Inclusive EyeGaze Learning Curve software including 54 eye gaze activities.



myGaze Assistive is also available via our international resellers.


Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Meet HKL at #CTG17

17th - 20th October 2017

Come join us at the conference and try HelpKidzLearn and a wide range of Assistive Technology for yourself.
We have exciting prize draw giveaways too.
Stop by Booth 600 to see what's on offer!

Things to try



An individualized learning system that will help engage, assess and develop your students' visual learning skills. 

Insight has been specifically designed to work with eye tracking technologies to analyze your students' looking behaviors. Providing the foundation visual learning skills to aid development of early language, literacy and communication using technology, preparing students for further subject specific learning and AAC readiness.





It's easy to meet your learning objectives and provide a secure foundation with personalized activities planned around the needs and interests of each individual student.

ChooseIt! Maker 3 is an immersive learning experience that offers an opportunity for you to create comprehensive, curriculum-aligned Math, English and Science content for Common Core State Standards.





An extensive collection of over 100 Games & Activities that can be accessed using a mouse and keyboard, switch(es), touch screen and eye gaze.

Games & Activities begin at an experiential and early interaction level, through the range of skills required to be able to make independent choices. Providing you with the tools to help assess a student's baseline and set achievable learning milestones.





The complete classroom solution designed to engage children with special educational needs and early years pupils. Both the ClassMate Tablet and PC come with Inclusive Technology's top 50 software titles pre-installed.




Designed for simplicity and ease of use, myGaze Assistive is perfect for those new to eye gaze and students of all levels of ability. You no longer need specialist support and training to get started.



Eye Gaze as an Assessment Tool for Students with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities.

Presenter: Nigel Wallace.
3:30pm Wednesday 18th October in Atrium 4.




We can't wait to see you there!
The exhibition hall is open to the general public on Friday, October 20th.