Why ObjectiveEd – by Marty Schultz
original article by blindfoldgames
I’ve been getting emails recently from fans of Blindfold Games, inquiring about our new company – Objective Ed. For the next few months, I will post blogs describing many of the features and benefits of the ObjectiveEd Suite.
We started ObjectiveEd because teachers of visually impaired students told us that the students don’t always practice and study what they are taught, so the teachers are forced to repeat the same lessons multiple times in their limited one-on-one student time.
Parents want to help, but don’t know how. Schools have to work with fewer and fewer resources to achieve higher levels of student success.
ObjectiveEd’s focus is to solve this problem.
Through our interactive digital curriculum and gamified education targeted at the needs of blind and visually impaired students, teachers will be able spend more time teaching new concepts, and less time repeating the same lesson as yesterday or last week.
Students master their lessons faster and become engaged learners through gamification of curriculum.
Here are our guiding principals:
- Focus on BVI Students – Games are designed around the Core and Expanded Core Curriculum, for pre-K through 12-th grade blind and visually impaired students, based on each student’s Individual Educational Plan.
- Lesson Sharing & Creation– Teachers will use our platform to create – and share with other teachers – their own lesson content within the context of our educational games and interactive simulations.
- Skill Development – Building skills is akin to constructing a building. We ensure each student’s foundation is solid before scaffolding to the next level. Our platform enables a teacher to ensure one skill is attained before moving on higher level skills.
- Progress Monitoring & Intervention– Our web-dashboard empowers a teacher to remotely see a student’s progress at any time and tune each game for that student’s current skills and knowledge. By allowing remote access to review a child’s progress, a teacher can take the appropriate action for each child at any time, not just during the next one-on-one session.
by Marty Schultz