Learn Braille

May 9th, 2015 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

 

It’s Saturday, May 9, 2015, and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Braille Bug

 

Age Range: 8-12 (Grades 3-6, with parental supervision)

 

This website from the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) was designed to teach sighted children about braille. With the aid of this site children will not only gain an understanding of the history and importance of braille as a language for the blind, but will also learn braille numbers and letters.
When arriving at this colorful site, students can select from the following: 
  • Change the Colors of the Site! – Change the color of the text and background for easier viewing.
  • What is Braille? – Learn the ins and outs of reading and writing braille as well as print out a braille alphabet key or send away for a free braille alphabet card.
  • Reading Club – featured books to read including a Reading Club Schedule and a Message to Parents and Teachers explaining the purpose of the Reading Club
  • Games and Secret Messages – interactive activities that encourage students to interpret simulated braille letters, words, and numbers. See your name in braille, solve trivia, riddles and rhymes, jumbles, secret messages and more.
  • Louis Braille – read the brief story of Louis Braille then visit the Louis Braille Online Museum through the link provided on the page.
  • Helen Keller Kids Museum Online – Explore the timeline of Helen Keller’s life which includes photos and videos (which need to be downloaded to your computer to view) and much more.
  • Parents and Teachers – This page provides links to an overview of the Braille Bug website, instructions for downloading braille files for those that have a braille printer, suggestions for classroom activities, and more.
  • Are You Ready for Real Braille? – This page provides a special offer to purchase the Braille Bug® Activity Book, Slate, and Stylus.
In the bottom menu, visitors can learn about the AFB by selecting the text link “Learn About the American Foundation for the Blind“.

While this website’s target audience is students in grades 3-6, many of the activities can easily be adapted for younger and older students.

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