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What's it about?
EYE TO EYE - EMPOWER DIFFERENT LEARNERS is a collection of resources, information, and interactive "quests" designed to empower kids with learning and attention issues. Quests encourage kids to self-reflect and highlight what's positive about them and what makes them unique. Once a kid completes all of the quests, the information is collected into an advocacy plan that kids can use to help them communicate their needs. A resource list points kids toward third-party apps and websites that support learning.
Is it any good?
These templates can help kids create a potentially powerful learning tool. Kids may find the quests enjoyable and should appreciate expressing themselves and accentuating their positive features. The final plan is simply a single document that puts all the completed quests together and includes some useful tips for parents and teachers. It can be a great way to communicate strengths and needs to those involved in kids' learning. Though the quests are a nice opportunity for self-reflection, kids must follow a strict template, so there isn't much room to customize how they interact with the app. Another disappointing aspect of the app is that the tutorial says that it has dictation and read-aloud abilities, yet those features are really just built in to your device and have nothing to do with the app itself. As an app, Eye to Eye - Empower Different Learners may feel limiting for some kids; however, the information it gives can be useful, and the self-reflection prompts can certainly help kids with learning differences feel empowered and speak up about what they need.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the questions in the Eye to Eye - Empower Different Learners quests. Use them as a prompt to get to know your kids better and learn what they think is super cool about themselves.
Help advocate for your kids' special needs and encourage kids to speak up and communicate with those around them.
Check out the many digital tools available to support learning for kids with a range of learning disabilities.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- Skills: Self-Direction: identifying strengths and weaknesses, personal growth
Emotional Development: self-awareness
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: April 19, 2017
- Category: Education
- Size: 91.00 MB
- Publisher: Eye to Eye
- Version: 1.0.1
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later
- Last updated: December 20, 2018
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