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SwitchIt! Weather Extra
Switch operated cause-and-effect game
Explores the weather theme with a group of characters designed to appeal to both young and older children. Covers sun, wind, rain and snow and their effects - keeping warm, keeping cool and a selection of meteorological phenomena such as thunderstorms and rainbows. You can even go sledding or jump in the big puddle. SwitchIt! Weather has been designed to develop and demonstrate understanding of cause and effect through pressing a switch (or other input device) to build a scene. Settings or Preferences can be saved and loaded at any time for use by a particular user.
3 Engaging Activities:
12 little animations each based upon a simple theme such as lunchtime assistant. Each sequence has 5 steps, carefully chosen to maximize speaking and listening.
Build pictures and see them animate, or use the one-step option for basic cause and effect.
Flip through a selection of large pictures that relate to the theme.
A new Picture Menu is included. This will allow non-literate students to choose which story or picture they would like to play, from a selection chosen by the teacher or caregiver.
Options to configure:
Choose how many steps it will take for each scene to be completed.
You set the length of reward after each switch press.
A new picture menu allows children & non-literate students to choose which story or picture they would like to play from a selection chosen by the teacher or caregiver.
Off-computer Activities and Resources
Opportunities should be taken to extend a childs work with switches away from the computer and each SwitchIt! Extra title now comes complete with worksheets and resources, using characters and objects from the program.
The off-computer resources can also be helpful in checking that the child understands what they are seeing on the screen and is relating it to everyday objects.
There are also additional computer activities, to extend the learning opportunities provided by the Flash Cards, Picture Builds and Stories.
Each title has many worksheets for you to print out, including:
Dot to dot
Odd one out
Fill in the missing letter
Matching words to pictures
Color flash cards
Story sequencing cards
Number work 1 to 5
Talk about cards
Small picture cards for matching, memory games, sorting or lotto.
The CD-ROM includes many worksheets for children who are visually impaired. These can be printed onto swell paper and put through a heat machine to create tactile activities.
Get the best from your IntelliKeys
Use your IntelliKeys to display flash cards, complete picture builds, and tell simple stories by touching the board or pressing an attached switch. The board will work as one or two switches. The board will work as one or two switches.
Fosters development in:
Choosing with a Switch
1 or 2 Switches
Mouse, Trackball, Joystick
Switch adapted mouse
Windows 2000, XP, Vista