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Kurzweil 3000 Presentation by Debbie Brown UMUC – EDTC 640
What is Kurzweil 3000? <ul><li>Research-based software </li></ul><ul><li>Assistive technology device </li></ul><ul><li>Com...
Who needs Kurzweil? <ul><li>The blind or visually impaired </li></ul><ul><li>Special needs students </li></ul><ul><li>Lear...
Kurzweil 3000 Highlights <ul><li>Supports Universal Design for Learning (UDL) </li></ul><ul><li>Support for Response to In...
Iowa Text Reader Study 2006-2007 <ul><li>27 special ed students </li></ul><ul><li>27 week longtitudinal study </li></ul><u...
Iowa Survey - students <ul><li>90% - easy to learn </li></ul><ul><li>85% - helped with homework </li></ul><ul><li>95% - re...
Iowa Survey - teachers <ul><li>88%  - liked using the Kurzweil </li></ul><ul><li>75%  - easy to implement </li></ul><ul><l...
Types of Products <ul><li>Professional Color </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Documents scanned in color or B&W </li></ul></ul></...
Products cont’d <ul><li>Professional Black & White </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Same features as Professional Color but docum...
Network Edition <ul><li>Use of any network computer </li></ul><ul><li>Track student usage and progress </li></ul><ul><li>C...
Web License Edition <ul><li>Not managed by  </li></ul><ul><li>school’s network </li></ul><ul><li>Cambium Learning  </li></...
Benefits of Web License Edition <ul><li>All users </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers, Specialist, Curriculum Directors and Superin...
Benefits of using Kurzweil <ul><li>English Language Learners (ELL ) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tailored to meet specific ne...
Benefits cont’d <ul><li>Learning experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration between ELL  </li></ul><ul><li>teachers </li>...
Ideal classroom Accommodation <ul><li>Access to any curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Increased reading fluency </li></ul><ul><...
Kurzweil Success <ul><li>“ Without the use of Kurzweil 3000, </li></ul><ul><li>many of my students with learning </li></ul...
Pricing Kurzweil 3000 for Windows  List Price Learnstation – Standalone $395 Professional Black & White – Standalone $1,09...
Resources <ul><li>Kurzweil Educational Systems (2011). Retrieved March 21, 2011 from  http://www.kurzweiledu.com/files/v12...
Resources cont’d <ul><li>Kurzweil Educational Systems (2011).  Retrieved March 21, 2011 from  http://www.kurzweiledu.com/f...
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  1. 1. Kurzweil 3000 Presentation by Debbie Brown UMUC – EDTC 640
  2. 2. What is Kurzweil 3000? <ul><li>Research-based software </li></ul><ul><li>Assistive technology device </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive learning </li></ul><ul><li> software solution </li></ul><ul><li>Text reader </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who needs Kurzweil? <ul><li>The blind or visually impaired </li></ul><ul><li>Special needs students </li></ul><ul><li>Learners with dyslexia </li></ul><ul><li>Learners with ADD </li></ul><ul><li>English Language Learners </li></ul>
  4. 4. Kurzweil 3000 Highlights <ul><li>Supports Universal Design for Learning (UDL) </li></ul><ul><li>Support for Response to Intervention (RtI) tiers of instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiation of instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Access to all major digital file formats and print </li></ul>
  5. 5. Iowa Text Reader Study 2006-2007 <ul><li>27 special ed students </li></ul><ul><li>27 week longtitudinal study </li></ul><ul><li>TTS software – Kurzweil 3000 </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys </li></ul>
  6. 6. Iowa Survey - students <ul><li>90% - easy to learn </li></ul><ul><li>85% - helped with homework </li></ul><ul><li>95% - reading help </li></ul><ul><li>75% - stayed on task </li></ul><ul><li>95% - understood textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>80% - worked independently </li></ul>
  7. 7. Iowa Survey - teachers <ul><li>88% - liked using the Kurzweil </li></ul><ul><li>75% - easy to implement </li></ul><ul><li>100% - helped students read </li></ul><ul><li>100% - made students work independently </li></ul><ul><li>75% - improved interest in knowledge </li></ul>
  8. 8. Types of Products <ul><li>Professional Color </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Documents scanned in color or B&W </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One button scanning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Zone editing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Edit underlying text </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open as PDF (OS X only) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Products cont’d <ul><li>Professional Black & White </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Same features as Professional Color but documents scanned in B&W only </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>LearnStation </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Same learning tools as the Professional products </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scanned documents can be opened through Kurzweil Professional or other document format. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Network Edition <ul><li>Use of any network computer </li></ul><ul><li>Track student usage and progress </li></ul><ul><li>Control number of licenses in use </li></ul><ul><li>Remote License-to-Go feature </li></ul>
  11. 11. Web License Edition <ul><li>Not managed by </li></ul><ul><li>school’s network </li></ul><ul><li>Cambium Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Installation on any </li></ul><ul><li>computer </li></ul><ul><li>Portability </li></ul>
  12. 12. Benefits of Web License Edition <ul><li>All users </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers, Specialist, Curriculum Directors and Superintendents </li></ul><ul><li>Building and District IT Administrators </li></ul>
  13. 13. Benefits of using Kurzweil <ul><li>English Language Learners (ELL ) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tailored to meet specific needs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learn through text interaction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access to academic experiences </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Benefits cont’d <ul><li>Learning experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration between ELL </li></ul><ul><li>teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches language and content </li></ul><ul><li>Supports low-anxiety situations </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary enrichment </li></ul>
  15. 15. Ideal classroom Accommodation <ul><li>Access to any curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Increased reading fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Study skills </li></ul><ul><li>Decoding support </li></ul><ul><li>Writing and self-editing tools </li></ul><ul><li>Independent test-taking </li></ul>
  16. 16. Kurzweil Success <ul><li>“ Without the use of Kurzweil 3000, </li></ul><ul><li>many of my students with learning </li></ul><ul><li>disabilities would never have dreamt </li></ul><ul><li>of going to college. With Kurzweil </li></ul><ul><li>3000, they have the means to </li></ul><ul><li>achieve their full potential.” </li></ul><ul><li>Cindy Sherman Teacher </li></ul>
  17. 17. Pricing Kurzweil 3000 for Windows List Price Learnstation – Standalone $395 Professional Black & White – Standalone $1,095 Professional Color – Standalone $1,495
  18. 18. Resources <ul><li>Kurzweil Educational Systems (2011). Retrieved March 21, 2011 from http://www.kurzweiledu.com/files/v12/Kurzweil%203000%20for%20Windows%20V12.01%20%20Reference%20Guide.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Kurzweil Educational Systems (2011). Retrieved March 21, 2011 from http://www.kurzweiledu.com/default.html </li></ul><ul><li>Kurzweil Educational Systems (2011). Retrieved March 21, 2011 from http://www.kurzweiledu.com/how_to_videos.html </li></ul><ul><li>Kurzweil Educational Systems (2011). Retrieved March 21, 2011 from http://www.kurzweiledu.com/new_kurz2.html </li></ul><ul><li>Kurzweil Educational Systems (2011). Retrieved March 21, 2011 from http://www.kurzweiledu.com/files/Cindy_Sherman-jason.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Kurzweil 3000 for Windows Tutorial. Retrieved March 21, 2011 from http://www.butler.edu/disability/websnap/downloads/Kurzweil_3000_v11/K3000_Documentation/Kurzweil_3000_Tutorial.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>MCPS Special Education at a Glance 2009-2010. Retrieved March 21, 2011 from http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/regulatoryaccountability/SpEdGlance/currentyear/SPAAG2010.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Montgomery County Public Schools (2011). Retrieved March 21, 2011 from http://www.montgomerysc hoolsmd.org/about/ </li></ul>
  19. 19. Resources cont’d <ul><li>Kurzweil Educational Systems (2011). Retrieved March 21, 2011 from http://www.kurzweiledu.com/files/pdf/Iowa%20Text%20Reader%20Study%20Final%20Report.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Kurzweil Educational Systems (2011). Retrieved March 21, 2011 from http://www.kurzweiledu.com/files/K3000%20ELL%20Research.pdf   </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 2 image retrieved March 22, 2011 from http://members.optusnet.com.au/terryk/kurz3000.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 3 image retrieved March 22, 2011 from http://mrsreber.com/assistivetech.html </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 11 image retrieved March 22, 2011 from http://www.kurzweiledu.com/default.html </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 13 image retrieved March 22, 2011 from http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.goldstartutoring.net/images/kurzweil2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.goldstartutoring.net/html/teaching.html&usg=__3d9lCVxWl_8qCHRY-CyZE_kgi20=&h=171&w=225&sz=9&hl=en&start=108&zoom=0&tbnid=dvc7y8z6iXoJvM:&tbnh=82&tbnw=108&ei=oaOKTeimHtLpgQevja3ZDQ&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dkurzweil%2B3000%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4RNTN_enUS368US369%26biw%3D1259%26bih%3D538%26tbs%3Disch:10%2C2041&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=159&vpy=297&dur=203&hovh=82&hovw=108&tx=104&ty=43&oei=S6OKTeKBC4Tg0gGDlL2DDg&page=6&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:108&biw=1259&bih=538 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 14 retrieved March 22, 2011 from http://www.setbc.org/news/events/2008_09/kurzweilKamp.html </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 15 image retrieved March 22, 2011 from http://www.colostate-pueblo.edu/Disability/AssistiveTechnologyComputerLab/Pages/default.aspx </li></ul>

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