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TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC: An Activities Based Curriculum for Teaching Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Written specifically for fellow itinerant Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI’s), this book consists of over 400 activities and topic areas of discussion for instructing students in the Expanded Core Curriculum. The activities are age-neutral and multi-sensory and therefore can meet the needs of the broad range of students served on an itinerant caseload serving. The activities can be individualized to the students various learning modalities and scaffold in order to challenge students but ensure success. Select those activities that align with the student’s learning objects based on the student’s unique visual needs and academic and developmental level.
The core activities listed in the Activity section can be adapted to each thematic unit. These include:
In addition to the core activity areas, each of the 32 Thematic Units incorporates additional unique ECC concepts and skills providing you with a years’ worth of activities. These units are cyclical and can be used repeatedly to help students build on prior knowledge and develop a deeper understanding of concepts. Each unit includes suggestions for activity adaptation associated with the unit. These include lists of objects, possible community based experiences, environmental print, poems, children & young reader books, children's songs, pop culture songs, movies, and websites.
Unique Concepts within the Units include:
Although the intended audience of this resource is fellow Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, special education teachers may find these activities beneficial to the students in their classrooms as the activities are multisensory and include life skills and concepts needed by all students. This resource, however, is not intended to take the place of a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI). Readers are advised to consult their own TVI’s regarding instruction in the ECC and the unique visual needs of the student’s served in their programs.
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Digital pdf download: 364 pages (11 pt font)
Publisher: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments
Author: Carmen Willings
Visual Efficiency & Magnifier Fluency Grab & Go ECC Supplements
This workbook is a pdf download that can be printed on demand for use with students. It contains five different types of worksheets for developing visual motor skills and near magnifier fluency skills particularly with the use of a video magnifier. As a supplement to the TVI’s Guide to the ECC, the worksheets correspond to each of the 32 ECC Thematic units. The worksheets, along with a list of environmental print for each thematic unit, are designed to help students refine their visual motor skills while reinforcing ECC concepts presented in the thematic units.
Visual Efficiency & Near Magnifier Fluency Worksheet Details:
Digital pdf download: 210 pages
Publisher: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments
Author: Carmen Willings
Tap the screen to create pools of soft color accompanied by gentle music tones.
Free. Eensy Harp is child friendly and has a very simple interface. The controls are simple: touch one of the strings to hear a note. Each string of the spiders web is a different note.
Free. Finger Paint with Sound. Choose to paint without sound, with music or with sound effects. Select paint color or random colors to paint pictures. Choose single-touch to encourage finger pointing skills or multi-touch for maximum cause and effect.
Free. I Hear Ewe is a simple game full of 24 different authentic animal sounds and 12 different vehicle sounds. When you tap on an icon, the game will verbally announce what type of animal or vehicle it is and play a recording of its real sound. You have the option to turn off the verbal descriptions and hear only the item's sound when an icon is tapped.
Free. Guitar Elite is a lifelike collection of virtual guitars for both the beginner and the pro guitarist. All sounds are studio recorded, note-by-note, from the very same guitars on the interface making the sounds very realistic. You can choose to play chord buttons or, form chords on your device.
Free. Magic Piano encourages the user to play their favorite tunes on original #1 piano rhythm game. Featured by TIME, New York Times and Apple's Best New Apps. New hits added daily - 1000+ hits across genres. Rhythm and tempo control - recreate the music! Instrument options: classic, harpsichord, Funky 80's synth, organ and more. Good for eye hand coordination!
allows the student to learn animal names and sounds they make.
$1.99. Peekaboo Barn. Inside a little bouncing barn, friendly farm animals are waiting to pop out and surprise your little one. Try and guess who they are; tap the doors to find out!
$1.99. Peekaboo Wild. Learn the name of animals – in English and Spanish
Free. Piano Hero features 3 Game modes. Tap screen below keyboard and arrange song to your liking. Tap the keys and record your very own song for your friends. Adjust song tempo/speed and pick from many instrument sounds including: piano, music box, guitar, drum, rain, crystal, violin and more!
Teaches about cause and effect. Characters appear and bounce throughout the screen as the music plays.
$2.99. Sago Mini Sound Box
is a musical box of sound surprises. Listen for cheerful chimes, horns, drums, animals and more. Add notes by tapping the screen, then fling them around or tilt to see them tumble. Sounds play as they bounce, creating fun soundscapes.
Free. SoundPrism enables you to create music immediately without any previous knowledge. With its unique visualization of pitches and intuitive controls composing sophisticated melodies, tone and chord patterns becomes child's play...or a great cause and effect tool!
Free. Sound Shaker allows the user to listen and watch songs come immediately to life when the phone or ipad is shaken. Notes play along with dazzling lights. It features over 40 songs in 4 genres: Holiday, Kids, Hymns and Classics.
Free. The Sound Touch Lite app allows the user to choose from an extensive list of sounds presented in cartoon images for easy recognition. Tap on a whimsical icon of a sound producing item and a hi-resolution photograph will appear accompanied by a crystal clear recording of their sound choice.
$0.99. Talking Carl.
(Yann Le Corroler)
Talk, sing and play with Carl. Tickle, punch, feed him and hear his funny laughs and growls and more. Carl will repeat anything you say in a silly voice.
Free. Talking Tom Cat is a pet cat, that responds to touch and repeats everything you say with a funny voice. You can pet him, poke him or grab his tail. A silly app to encourage vocalization and interactions.
Free. The Touch the Sound app by Innovative Mobile Apps uses real world photos to encourage the student to identify which picture is making the sound