Forgotten Trail: New Accessibility Features


Forgotten Trail is out of beta! We unveiled its new updates this week, but let’s take a closer look at how we improved the game’s accessibility for all students.

Back-End updates

The game now checks that users are logged in. This prevents students from skipping over the educational components and going just to the games they want to visit. This can also prevent errors in reporting.

We updated our Growing Math data collection on the questions students attempted. This student activity data is logged into teacher reports. (Note: Our Growing Math teacher data reporting feature is FERPA compliant.)

Front-End Updates

Picture of a student's game activity in the Forgotten Trail, as viewed in Forgotten Trail teacher reports on GrowingMath.org

On GrowingMath.org, you can now check to see if a student has mastered a standard by logging into Teacher Reports and viewing the student’s Forgotten Trail progress. The math standard and cultural activity that the student met and completed will be compiles as a list in the student’s profile.

You can now view the Game Progress Marker for a student, which is where they left off in Forgotten Trail.

Accessibility in reading: Students can click the button in the upper right hand corner to heard the word problem read out loud.

Students can click the “Read it to me!” button at the upper left corner of the page to hear the word problem read aloud.

We added new voiceovers, which will lend much-needed support to accessibility and engagement.

Students can click the button again to pause the audio.

Students can click the button again to pause the audio.

Frequent save points help students’ progress in the game so they do not fall behind.

The game has a linear path and there is only one way forward.

The Explain It button gives student a hint if they don't understand the problem.

The “Explain It” button gives students a hint if they don’t understand the problem.

A sign out button is included for the game.

Play Forgotten Trail!

Recommended Grades 5-7
Math: Fractions, Decimals, Multistep Problem-Solving
History: Ojibwe (Chippewa) History, Plains Indians

📚Forgotten Trail follows two teens who apply their knowledge of fractions, decimals, measurement and statistics to retrace the Ojibwe migration through the U.S. and Canada. They experience indigenous culture through stories and flashbacks. 

Forgotten Trail runs in web browsers on Mac, Windows or Chromebook. No downloading required!

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