Instructional Videos

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Foster High Expectations and Academic Appropriateness - This segment focuses on the importance of setting high standards for your blind students and giving them tasks that are academically appropriate. 

Promote Multi-Sensory Learning - Eyesight is only one-fifth of the way we obtain information.  This segment gives tips on how to capitalize on the other four senses in order to improve the quality of learning for all your students.  

Encourage Hands-on Learning - Tactile observation skills are critical to the success of blind students in science.  This segment gives suggestions on how to improve the way your students gather information with their hands.  

Accessible Materials in the Classroom - This segment focuses on accessible materials in three subsections: using Braille and tactile images, labeling and modifying equipment, and using models. 

Safety in the Classroom - Denying blind students experiences in the lab can prove to be a great barrier to their success.  This section explains that you should give your blind students safety instructions (just as you do your sighted students) and allow them to partcipate in all activities.  

Partnerships in the Classroom - It is important that the blind student be an active participant in group work.  This section gives tips on how to use partnerships in the classroom to the benefit of all your students.    

Instruction through Verbal Descriptions - Blind students learn a great deal through verbal description.  This section gives you tips on how and when to give effective auditory descriptions.