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Kurzweil 3000 A Cambium Learning Companies Soft

  1. 1. Kurzweil 3000 A Cambium Learning Companies Software Presentation By: Holly Smith
  2. 2. Who is the Kurzweil 3000 for? <ul><li>The Kurzweil 3000 can be used with many different people.  For </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>example, struggling readers, such as individuals with dyslexia </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>and attention deficit disorder, can benefit from the use of the </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Kurzweil 3000.  Individuals who are learning English as a </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>second language or visually impaired individuals may also </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>benefit from using this product. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is the Kurzweil 3000? <ul><li>* The Kurzweil 3000 is a type of software that allows you to scan text, from virtually any curriculum, into an interactive program. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>* It is a comprehensive reading, writing, and learning software that: </li></ul><ul><li>      ~reads words aloud </li></ul><ul><li>       ~ underlines misspelled words </li></ul><ul><li>      ~ highlights text </li></ul><ul><li>      ~ allows students to edit worksheets without teacher </li></ul><ul><li>          intervention </li></ul>
  4. 4. When and where can the Kurzweil 3000 be used? <ul><li>* The Kurzweil 3000 can be used in practically any academic situation or setting.  For instance: </li></ul><ul><li>           ~ test preparation </li></ul><ul><li>            ~ test taking </li></ul><ul><li>           ~ worksheets or </li></ul><ul><li>           ~ writing assignments </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>* There is a network option that: </li></ul><ul><li>         ~allows students to log onto any computer in the network </li></ul><ul><li>            and access their files </li></ul><ul><li>         ~allows educators to track student usage </li></ul><ul><li>         ~ allows laptops to be licensed so students do not have to </li></ul><ul><li>             be on the network at all times </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why should you use the Kurzweil 3000? <ul><li>Testimonials </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>* &quot;I've seen students with tears in their eyes over this computer system. It gives them a newfound capability to read books, magazines and homework assignments, without help from a professor or tutor.&quot; Carol Manchester (The Journal, 1998) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>* &quot;Rather than only focusing on reading, the Kurzweil 3000 helps the student improve the whole academic experience — reading, writing, comprehension, communicating with the teacher and even test taking. My students, who are at different levels, have made significant improvements, sometimes jumping two to three grade levels. Kurzweil has had a great impact on my students’ lives and has been very responsive and open to suggestions on product enhancements that can better meet their needs.&quot; Regina Champagne, Education Therapist, Burlingame, CA </li></ul><ul><li>(Kurzweiledu.com) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why you should use Kurzweil 3000 continued... <ul><li>The Kurzweil 3000 is a beneficial tool that: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>*Allows students to be more independent </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>*Targets multiple areas of the academic world </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>*Is interactive and easy to use </li></ul>
  7. 7. What else should you know about the Kurzweil 3000? <ul><li>The Kurzweil 3000: </li></ul><ul><li>*Allows access to virtually all curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>*Increases reading fluency </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>*Is available for MacIntosh and Windows </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>*Is recommended to be used with Epson scanners </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 8. What am I buying if I buy the Kurzweil 3000?   <ul><li>There are three different types of the Kurzweil 3000 products which include: </li></ul><ul><li>* The Professional Color : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is the best choice for those only purchasing one product.      </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documents can either be scanned in color or in black and </li></ul></ul><ul><li>     white or the document could be opened from another </li></ul><ul><li>     program. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Features unique to the Professional Color include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One-button scanning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Optical Character Recognition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>* The Professional Black and White : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This product contains the same components as the Professional Color. However, documents can only be scanned in black and white. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>* The Learnstation : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This product allows users to open previously scanned information </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. How much does the Kurzweil 3000 cost? <ul><li>*A single Professional Color is $1,495 </li></ul><ul><li>*A single Professional Black is $1,095 </li></ul><ul><li>*A single Learnstation is $395 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>There are also lab packs available. </li></ul><ul><li>* A Black/White Learning Lab Pack-5 includes one Professional Black and White and four Learnstations for $1,995.  </li></ul><ul><li>*  A Color Learning Lab Pack-5 includes one Professional Color and four Learnstations for $2,695. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Resources:  <ul><li>Willis, W. (1998, October). Software. T H E Journal, 26(3), 38. Retrieved October 9, 2008, from Academic Search Premier database. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Technology gives disabled students of all ages a brighter future. (1998, December). T H E Journal, Retrieved </li></ul><ul><li>October 9, 2008, from Academic Search Premier database. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Kurzweil 3000 Version 7. (2003, March). District Administration, Retrieved October 9, 2008, from Academic Search Premier database. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Kurzweil 3000 v.10. (2006, September). District Administration, Retrieved October 9, 2008, from Academic Search Premier database. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Kurzweil 3000 (2006). Retrieved October 2, 2008, from http://www.kurzweiledu.com/kurz3000.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>

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