On February 15, the staff organized a surprise congratulatory assembly for Dr. Kappen honoring her Schloss award in the main gymnasium. We managed to keep it a secret from her and she was greeted by a raucous crowd of students and staff. A short video was played with congratulations by a variety of staff and students.Uploaded 2 weeks ago. Also listed in Enriched Curriculum, Educational Resources, and 3 more
Adam Balkin, Technology reporter for NY1 discusses the NYISE Technology Program.Uploaded 3 weeks ago. Also listed in Enriched Curriculum and School Life
The Braille Games created by Nachum Lehman and Meir Naiman are a very exciting development in education and entertainment for children with blindness and visual impairments. I have used the games with children ranging in age from 5-21.
All my students are excited to have some new and completely accessible games to play.
Younger students are able to practice and develop Braille skills while using the Memory and Matching Games. In addition to developing Braille skills, the Hangman Game enables my students to practice spelling skills.
As a teacher, I especially enjoy the ability to author the games and target specific letters, words or sounds. Being able to increase the level of difficulty affords the opportunity for older students and even adults to enjoy Hangman as an appropriate leisure activity.
All the games work with a Braille display and/or a QWERTY keyboard. I have used these games with students who have average sight and Learning Disabilities. This encourages turn taking, sharing and typing skills. The educational modules that can be created are limited only by my imagination!
Video played to the staff during Staff Development Day at the opening of the 2016-2017 school year.Uploaded 4 months ago. Also listed in Enriched Curriculum
Every two years, schools for the blind in the eastern half of the United States, gather together in the spring to give instrumental and vocal performances.
This year there were six schools participating: GMS (Raleigh, NC), Overbrook School for the Blind (Philadelphia, Pa.), Perkins School for the Blind (Watertown, Mass.), St. Joseph’s School for the Blind (Jersey City, NJ), and the Maryland School for the Blind (Baltimore, Md.).
Used at the Elementarty to Middle School Graduation CeremonyUploaded 10 months ago
As performed at the "Music is Our Vision" Music Festival in PhiladelphiaUploaded 10 months ago. Also listed in Enriched Curriculum and Music