The Power of Kurzweil:  Using Assistive Technology as a Teaching Aid Presented by Melissa McClurg High School Intervention...
What is Kurzweil 3000? <ul><li>Kurzweil  is a comprehensive reading, writing and learning software for any struggling read...
The Benefits of Kurzweil <ul><li>Kurzweil has been beneficial in the following areas: </li></ul><ul><li>-Incorporating the...
The Benefits of Kurzweil <ul><li>Kurzweil has been beneficial in the following areas: </li></ul><ul><li>-Reading Fluency <...
The Benefits of Kurzweil <ul><li>Kurzweil has been beneficial in the following areas: </li></ul><ul><li>-Study Skills </li...
The Benefits of Kurzweil <ul><li>Kurzweil has been beneficial in the following areas: </li></ul><ul><li>-Decoding Support ...
The Benefits of Kurzweil <ul><li>Kurzweil has been beneficial in the following areas: </li></ul><ul><li>-Writing and Editi...
The Benefits of Kurzweil <ul><li>Kurzweil has been beneficial in the following areas: </li></ul><ul><li>-Independent Test ...
Other Ideas for  Kurzweil in the  Classroom <ul><li>Read the web </li></ul><ul><li>Use it to read studyisland questions </...
Funding??? <ul><li>Many schools have bought Kurzweil with grants.  We bought our Kurzweil 3000 work station and network li...
Working with Kurzweil – The Basics
 
Change Reading Options
 
To Study
 
 
 
 
Show or Hide Toolbars
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sticky Notes & Text Notes
 
 
Look up a Word
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Create an Outline
Kurzweil is a lifesaver for testing…
Preparing a test
Highlighting and Circling Test Answers
Fill in the Blanks Test
New, Exciting Features <ul><li>Web License Edition for Access from Home or Wherever -  Students ideally want to access Kur...
Questions?
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  1. 1. The Power of Kurzweil: Using Assistive Technology as a Teaching Aid Presented by Melissa McClurg High School Intervention Teacher Delphos Jefferson High School October 12, 2009
  2. 2. What is Kurzweil 3000? <ul><li>Kurzweil is a comprehensive reading, writing and learning software for any struggling reader, including individuals with learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, attention deficit disorder or those who are English Language Learners. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Benefits of Kurzweil <ul><li>Kurzweil has been beneficial in the following areas: </li></ul><ul><li>-Incorporating the Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>-Used with all subject areas </li></ul><ul><li>-Scanning of textbooks and subject area resources </li></ul><ul><li>-Used during testing situations </li></ul><ul><li>-Long term projects (i.e. Book reports, essays, etc.) </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Benefits of Kurzweil <ul><li>Kurzweil has been beneficial in the following areas: </li></ul><ul><li>-Reading Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>-Colored moving text </li></ul><ul><li>-Footnotes and bubbles </li></ul><ul><li>-Highlighting features </li></ul><ul><li>-Vocabulary Lists </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Benefits of Kurzweil <ul><li>Kurzweil has been beneficial in the following areas: </li></ul><ul><li>-Study Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>-Footnotes and bubbles </li></ul><ul><li>-Extracting Text </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Benefits of Kurzweil <ul><li>Kurzweil has been beneficial in the following areas: </li></ul><ul><li>-Decoding Support </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>-Reading speed </li></ul><ul><li>-Reading type </li></ul><ul><li>(letters, words and/or sentences) </li></ul><ul><li>-Reading Voice </li></ul><ul><li>-Word Magnification </li></ul><ul><li>-Speaking Dictionary and Thesaurus </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Benefits of Kurzweil <ul><li>Kurzweil has been beneficial in the following areas: </li></ul><ul><li>-Writing and Editing Support </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>-Word Predication Bank </li></ul><ul><li>-Vocabulary Checklists </li></ul><ul><li>-Grammar check </li></ul><ul><li>-Voice animation of typing </li></ul><ul><li>-Speaking Dictionary and Thesaurus </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Benefits of Kurzweil <ul><li>Kurzweil has been beneficial in the following areas: </li></ul><ul><li>-Independent Test Taking </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>-Lock features </li></ul><ul><li>-Highlight and drag </li></ul><ul><li>-Reading Software </li></ul><ul><li>-Typing and highlighting </li></ul><ul><li>-Dictionary/Thesaurus </li></ul>
  9. 9. Other Ideas for Kurzweil in the Classroom <ul><li>Read the web </li></ul><ul><li>Use it to read studyisland questions </li></ul><ul><li>Use it on Quia games </li></ul><ul><li>(flashcards work well) </li></ul><ul><li>Create MP3 Files for your website </li></ul>
  10. 10. Funding??? <ul><li>Many schools have bought Kurzweil with grants. We bought our Kurzweil 3000 work station and network licenses in 2007. We also bought an HP Scanjet 8390 multipage duplex scanner and headphones. The scanner was $1200. We wrote a letter to our local VFW and they donated $2200 for the project. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Working with Kurzweil – The Basics
  12. 13. Change Reading Options
  13. 15. To Study
  14. 20. Show or Hide Toolbars
  15. 27. Sticky Notes & Text Notes
  16. 30. Look up a Word
  17. 39. Create an Outline
  18. 40. Kurzweil is a lifesaver for testing…
  19. 41. Preparing a test
  20. 42. Highlighting and Circling Test Answers
  21. 43. Fill in the Blanks Test
  22. 44. New, Exciting Features <ul><li>Web License Edition for Access from Home or Wherever - Students ideally want to access Kurzweil 3000 from any computer, whether at school or home. The new Web License edition allows a student or teacher to access a Kurzweil 3000 license via the Internet by entering a user name and password.Also, the Web Licensing option offers easy usage management of licensing for IT departments so they know how many licenses are being used by students and teachers. </li></ul>
  23. 45. Questions?

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