Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Receive $100 for Trying Reading and Writing Adventure Time App!

Reading Adventure Time app icon

Reading Adventure Time and Writing Adventure Time are FINALLY in the Apple app store. Hooray!  These two apps are teacher driven, student friendly and they both include activities and assessment to help students build reading skills. They are FREE for anyone to use. These apps provide activities that support reading and writing improvements in speed, accuracy, comprehension, and writing dictation. Teachers may add multiple students to an account and track progress over time. The content is geared to support braille reading students in grades 1st -12th. An iPad or iPad mini and braille display are required (we have equipment to loan if you do not have any; also note that the app is not available for use on android devices or iPhones). 

 

To Install Reading Adventure Time:

Instructions for installing the app on your iPad:

  • Your iPad must be connected to wifi
  • Open this email on your iPad
  • Click on this link to find Reading Adventure Time https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id1390905454?mt=8
  • If you have a previous version of Reading Adventure Time on your iPad please delete it before installing the new version  
  • Once you have installed the app you will need to sign up. Click sign up and answer the questions.
  • After you have answered the questions you will receive an email from postmaster@BrailleApps.org Check your spam filter if you do not receive the email. 
  • At the very bottom of the email message, after the sincerely salutation you will see your unique teacher ID number. 
  • You will use your email as your user name and your unique teacher ID number to login.
  • Once you have logged in you will begin on the Student Roster page. You will see Demo student. We recommend that you explore the app to familiarize yourself with the app before you start working with your students, using this demo profile. 
  • On the student roster page you can add students to your roster by clicking the add new student button and completing the demographics questionnaire. 

 

To Install Writing Adventure Time:

Instructions for installing the app on your iPad:

  • Your iPad must be connected to wifi 
  • Go to the App store on your iPad and type in Writing Adventure Time and Install the app
  • If you have a previous version of Writing Adventure Time on your iPad please delete it before installing the new version  
  • Once you have installed the app you will need to sign up. Click sign up and answer the questions.
  • After you have answered the questions you will receive an email from postmaster@BrailleApps.org Check your spam filter if you do not receive the email. 
  • At the very bottom of the email message, after the sincerely salutation you will see your unique teacher ID number. 
  • You will use your email as your user name and your unique teacher ID number to login.
  • Once you have logged in you will begin on the Student Roster page. You will see Demo student. We recommend that you explore the app to familiarize yourself with the app before you start working with your students, using this demo profile. 
  • On the student roster page you can add students to your roster by clicking the add new student button and completing the demographics questionnaire. 

You're ready to go!

For additional resources and if you wish to view any of the tutorials again please visit the Reading Adventure Time website at https://readingadventuretime.com.

Progress Monitoring Assessments

For the first 100 teachers and students who use the app regularly and complete 4 progress monitoring assessments (in the Reading Challenge and/or Writing Challenge activity, Sets A-D), participants will receive $100. That's $100 for the student and $100 for the student (payable in a VISA gift card). To redeem the incentive, complete sets A-D of the Reading Challenge and/or Writing Challenge. You will receive a pop up message simply fill out the requested information and you and your student will receive a gift card for completing the 4 sets. To receive compensation you must reside in the United States.

For those of you have already completed at least one or more activities or challenge sets of the Reading Adventure Time App with your students, we would like your feedback about the app. We would also like to give your students a chance to provide us with their feedback about their experience using the app. Please complete this short survey it should only take about five minutes to complete.

Teacher survey link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GCXBYFF

Student survey link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G2YZ2MM