Beamz is the perfect teaching tool in Self-contained and Life Skills Classrooms. Delivering instruction that meets students at their individual learning and ability levels can be a daunting task. Imagine for a moment using music—a highly engaging and motivating medium—to teach the same skills and concepts you’re teaching now but in a different way. Up, down, right, left (each its own laser beam), tapping out syllables using drum beats, or word recognition through flash cards and repeated chorus lines from one of our karaoke songs which highlights words as the song plays. Do you see the possibilities?
Your classroom runs the gamut, you have children with physical and cognitive disabilities, their needs are as unique as their personalities. Even if your student is at the cause and effect level, is non-verbal or is using a single switch, they can participate. The pairing of our Player Software, along with our Laser Controller and the accessibility aspect of Beamz, makes total participation at individual levels a reality. We have designed activities that enable one child to be touching an interactive whiteboard, another to be using an adapted keyboard and yet another to be hitting a switch, on cue. This goes beyond learning a concept, it fosters turn-taking and socialization.
Recreation, Incentives and Rewards
Beamz is just plain fun. The thing is, even when students are given an allotment of time to just “play”, they’re using motor skills, making choices and being creative. You can use Beamz to reward students for productivity by offering segments of play time with Beamz after their tasks are completed. Or, how about re-energizing the entire class by breaking a few times throughout the day to do silly moves and novelty activities. Smiles and giggles are guaranteed!
What’s Included – Beamz Professional Edition
- Beamz Laser Controller
- Beamz Cross-Platform Player Software for Windows, Mac or iOS
- 50 songs featuring a broad representation of music styles, genres and instruments
- Activity Guide with sample activities for educators, therapists and professionals
- Beamz Studio Software for editing and creating Beamz interactive songs (PC software)