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    • Word Q Introduction and Tutorial By Amy Broomall
    • What is Word Q?
      • Product of QuillSoft
      • http:// www.wordq.com/index.html
      • Assistive Technology writing software
      • Word prediction
      • Audio feedback
      • Editing features
      • Compatible with Microsoft Word and other word processing software
    • Why use Word Q?
      • Modern technology has provided accommodations for:
      • Vision impairments
      • Hearing impairments
      • Medical disorders
      • Mobility issues
      Images from http://www.flickr.com/
    • Why use Word Q?
      • Provides writing accommodations for students with learning disabilities
      Click on picture to watch an interview with a student
    • Why use Word Q?
      • Serves as Assistive Technology for IEP accommodations
      • Improve productivity
      • Build confidence
      • Increase independence
      • Improve word choice, spelling, grammar
      • Promotes inclusion
    • Teacher Technology Standards
      • Maryland Teacher Technology Standards
      • Standard III: Legal, Social, Ethical Issues
      • Standard V: Integrating Technology into Curriculum and Instruction
      • Standard VI: Assistive Technologies
      • Standard VII: Professional Growth
      • http:// www.mttsonline.org/standards/index.php .
    • Student Technology Standards
      • Maryland Technology Literacy Standards
      • Standard 2.0: Digital Citizenship
      • Standard 3.0: Technology for Learning and Collaboration
      • Standard 4.0: Technology for Communication and Expression
      • http:// www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/techlit /
    • Student Writing Sample without Word Q
    • Student writing sample with Word Q
    • Launch Word Q
      • Log onto your computer, double click Word Q from the Accessibility menu
      • Connect headphones or speakers if using them, or adjust volume
    • Create New User
      • Click next on the New User Setup Wizard
      • Open English US folder to choose vocabulary list
      • Choose Starter vocabulary list and click next
    • Create New User
      • Click next on the New User Wizard to save vocabulary
      • Enter your name in File Name box and click save
      • View name of new user on the Word Q button bar
    • Using Word Q
      • Button bar and yellow prediction box will appear
      • Click on options and open user on button bar
      • Open word processing software (Microsoft Word, Outlook, etc.) by clicking on Microsoft from the Application Menu then double click on Microsoft Word
      • Begin typing and choose word from the list of words from the prediction box
    • Features to Notice
      • Choose words by clicking on the word, typing the number of the word, or using the arrow keys
      • Listen for audio as you highlight each word
      • Look and listen for example sentences next to words with arrows
      • To view endings of base words, choose base word, click backspace and view word with multiple endings
    • Features to Notice
      • Listen for the sentence after ending punctuation is placed
      • Continue typing if word prediction is not needed
      • Press Esc to delete chosen word
      • Prediction box will disappear while you scroll through text with arrows
    • Independent Practice
      • Complete the independent practice activity
      • Save to public drive, 3 rd grade under folder titled Word Q Practice Activity when finished
    • Additional Features
      • Options button
      • My Words-Main Tab-add words to prediction box
      • My Words-Spelling Tab-review student’s spelling of previously used words
      • My Words-Topic Tab-create vocabulary lists for selected topics
      • Prediction-Word List, Prediction, and Selection Tab-customize the prediction box by limiting words shown, layout, and editing features
      • Speech Feedback-Voice and Feedback Tab-customize audio settings
      • Hot Key-allows use of F keys
    • Additional Features
      • Words button
      • Click to show or hide prediction box or use Hot Key F9
      • Speech button
      • Turn audio on or off or use Hot Key F10
      • Read button
      • Highlight text and click read to hear what was typed or use Hot Key F11
      • Detailed information about additional features
      • at http:// amybroomall.wikispaces.com /
      • Click on the Advanced Features of Word Q link
    • Next Steps
      • Implement in classroom
      • Visit http://amybroomall.wikispaces.com/ to learn more about Advanced features, view a how to video, and to participate in a discussion
      • Questions?
      • Evaluation
      • Amy Broomall
      • 3rd Grade Teacher
      • Tuscarora Elementary
      • 240/566-0086
      • [email_address]
      • http://amybroomall.wikispaces.com/
      • http://www.wordq.com/support.html
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