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Assistive technology includes devices and software used by those with impairments of one type or another.
This activity will teach blind and visually impaired students about historical figures by using biography boxes.
This webinar presents an overview of Perkins eLearning Online Classes.
This webinar presents an introduction to the Braille Mini.
This webinar presents an overview of Perkins eLearning website and the Activity Bank.
Back to school! And... there will be a student with a visual impairment in your science classroom!
Review classroom modifications to meet your students' individual needs at the beginning of every school year.
Learn about impulsivity in children with visual impairments and strategies to address the associated behavioral challenges.
Traditional approaches to behavior intervention aren't always effective solutions for every child.
There are many advantages to creating a predictable environment for child with visual and multiple impairments.
Perkins School for the Blind Secondary school student Jonah LeDuc shares his science fair research experiment "What Creates Ocean Waves?"
As an avid birder, I especially like some of the all-persons nature trails located at Mass. Audubon wildlife sanctuaries.
Build a classroom business making and selling dog treats as students practice multiple skills.
Every child will enjoy learning basic functional skills during this fun Halloween activity!
Practice math and fine motor skills while students make this healthy snack!
Use this simple recipe for a perfect holiday activity to develop memory skills and independence.
Making crayons the child can use after the activity is finished is a rewarding and motivating experience.
Real object materials make this multi-sensory project fun for kids of all sight levels to enjoy for days.
A community setting is a perfect place to practice social skills while linking real life and classroom lessons.
Students will enjoy the edible reward of their hard work while learning basic science principles!
What is it like to be an oceanographer at sea who is blind?
Adapt your summer lesson plans and activities with these cross-curriculum ideas.
This cooking project can be used as a simple activity or expanded to include multiple skills and goals.
Use real objects to make your own games for practicing matching, scanning and following directions.
Break down the concept of time into manageable steps using tangible objects to promote better understanding.
Use meaningful language and tangible symbols to create an accessible schedule calendar.
These little red berries are full of sensory fun that can be incorporated into many classroom activities!
Stocking shelves or refilling snack bins is a great way to teach many skills through a single activity. This activity can be used to work on sorting and matchi
Birdsong is at its peak in spring, and the Perkins campus is a great place to hear a wide variety of bird sounds.
It's not complicated when you follow these organization tips for a weekly pizza parlor in your class!
Kids will enjoy giving and receiving these tangible Valentines, perfect for building holiday concepts.
Cook s'mores for a snack while learning the science behind it with this solar oven.
Perkins School for the Blind student Jamie LeDuc shares his science fair research experiment "Why Do We Hear Sounds Differently Under Water?"
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Perkins School for the Blind secondary student Jake Pine shares his science fair research experiment: How Does a Water Wheel Change Water to Electrical Energy?
Perkins School for the Blind student shares his science fair experiment testing what will happen to boiling water after adding salt.
A student from Perkins School for the Blind looks at how dolphins communicate with each other.
This simple hands-on experiment is designed to help children discover which materials sink and which ones float. It can be adapted for students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities, or...
This lesson examines oppression through physical activity and the annotation of poem. It focuses on making the lesson accessible to VI student.
This lesson is a review of the three branches of government in preparation for a test on Checks and Balances.
An overview of soundscapes, including how to capture them, and their educational value for students who are blind or visually impaired
This ELA lesson poses challenges for students with visual impairments because of the independent walking around the classroom viewing things hanging on the wall.
Activity for students who are blind or visually impaired to lean about what materials stop water from flowing.
With the arrival of spring, our thoughts turn toward planting.
Students who are blind and visually impaired explore how much water plants need to live, and how much water seeds need to sprout.
In this activity students develop an understanding of the needs of a plant.
Help children understand the importance of planning organization and sequencing during this activity!
Explore the natural world with an active hands-on sensory hunt for various plants.
A student in the Secondary Program at Perkins School for the Blind shares her project from the Science Fair.
From my research I gathered that acid rain is a broad term referring to a mixture of wet...
Assessment and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the implications for teachers of students with visual impairments (TVIs) and others working with students who are blind or visually impaired.
We are pleased to have translations in Arabic of some of our activities:
نماذج الكروموسوم - التنميط النووي (Chromosome Models -- Karyotyping)
عمل نموذج لخلية نبات (Modeling a Plant Cell)