[Blindmath] APH Field Test Opportunity

Zach zm290 at msstate.edu
Fri Jul 22 21:47:13 UTC 2016


None that I can think of as long as you are interested in math. 

Zachary Mason
M.S. Student
Animal and Dairy Sciences
Mississippi State University

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From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Maurizio Gabelli via Blindmath
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Cc: Maurizio Gabelli <maurizio.gabelli at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Blindmath] APH Field Test Opportunity

Hi,
Any problem if i'm italian and live and work in Italy?
Maurizio

2016-07-15 22:08 GMT+02:00 Li Zhou via Blindmath <blindmath at nfbnet.org>:

> Dear Teachers of the Visually Impaired:
>
>     I’m writing to ask your help in identifying field testers for a 
> new APH project, an accessible version of the Snap Circuits Jr.
> electronics kit.
>
>     SC Jr. is an entry-level kit for learning about circuits, current, 
> resistance, switches, motors, and other basic electronics concepts. It 
> is sold in stores and is widely used in classrooms because the parts 
> are durable, colorful, and easy to assemble into projects that light 
> up, make sounds, and the like. Here is an online description of the
> product:
>
>
> http://www.snapcircuits.net/products/product_details/snap_circuits_jr.
> _100_experiments=MzUz#
>
>     APH plans to offer an accessible version with the parts labeled in 
> braille and the pictorial instructions adapted into step-by-step 
> lists. We view this kit as a tool for learning, recreation, and 
> classroom inclusion. We have obtained a number of kits and are 
> preparing them to be sent out in early September for evaluation in 
> schools.
>
>     Our ideal field tester would have some combination of the 
> following and must be willing to perform the evaluation during the 
> time specified (September – October):
>
>     --Experience teaching science and/or physics to blind and VI 
> students
>
>     --Interest in teaching basic electronics, either in a curriculum 
> or as recreation/enrichment
>
>     Will you help us by being an evaluator or putting us in touch with 
> others you know who may be interested? If so, we need the following
> information:
>
>     Name:
>
>     Title/Position:
>
>     Agency:
>
>     Shipping address for materials:
>
>     Ages/grade levels of students with whom you would test the materials:
>
>     Number of blind or braille-reading students and number of 
> low-vision students:
>
>     Science teaching experience:
>
>     Experience teaching electronics:
>
>     Familiarity with Snap Circuits or similar products:
>
>     Please send contact information to me, and write back with any 
> questions you have. Thank you!
>
> Fred
>
>
> Frederick Otto
> Tactile Literacy Project Leader
> American Printing House for the Blind
> P. O. Box 6085
> 1839 Frankfort Ave.
> Louisville, KY  40206-0089
> fotto at aph.org
>
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