Pop and Match
Pop and Match is a simple colour matching activity where the learner is encouraged to make matches by popping balloons of the same colour. The player is provided with a visual prompt showing the colour of the balloon they need to pop.
Popping the balloon with the matching colour causes the score bar to grow. When it's filled by popping five or ten balloons correctly, the learner is rewarded with music and animation.
Pop and Match has been carefully designed for those who are just learning to get to grips with a touchscreen or mouse. The balloons move slowly, giving the student time to track, target and click them before they leave the screen.
Using Pop and Match is easy. Simply click the button to choose either pointing device or touch screen. You can change the size of the mouse pointer by using the side buttons. Use the trophy button to choose how many balloons the learner will need to pop correctly before getting a reward. Choose from five (easy) to ten (harder).
Some students require a little more help to stay on task than others, so we've added a couple of features to provide extra support. Use the music button to turn the background music on or off. Some students find background music distracting. Those students with visual difficulties may benefit from plain backgrounds and high contrast colours to change this, click the background button.
Whichever you choose your students will have fun while learning important matching and access skills. Full instructions on how to set up Pop and Match for your access devices are included in the data sheet which you can download from the link below.