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Read&Write GOLD Jackie Prentice
Objectives GOLD See the key features of Read&Write GOLD in order to familiarise yourself with the functionality of the software. See how it can benefit students with learning difficulties.
Improvement Observed: AllElementaryMiddleHigh A. Stay on task67%71%70%58% B. Work independently 69%53%100%67% C. Peer interactions 28%24%30%33% D. Teacher interactions 56%53%70%50% E. Grades59%65%70%42% F. Attendance10%12%0%17% G. Self-concept64%53%90%58% H. Interest in learning 74%71%80%75% I. Assessments38%35%60%25% TOTAL students (TOP of Page)TOP of Page Instructional Technology for Student Success (ITSS) * Kentucky UDL Initiative, May 2001
Key features Speech Spelling support Word Prediction Dictionary Homophone Support Calculators Scanning Fact Finder Fact Folder Teachers Toolkit
Speech Utility Real Speak and Microsoft SAPI 4 and 5 voices as standard Ability to read PDF files Optionally select animated characters Adapt the pronunciation of words Choice of on screen visual displays Speech Maker Daisy Book Reader Pronunciation Tutor
Spelling Utility Speech enabled Homonym support Specific LD errors identified Audible definitions & Sample sentences Custom Dictionary Auto corrections Phonetic map Error Log
Word Prediction Utility Teach the predictor the way you type Customise database of words suggested Phonetic based predictions Homophone Indicator Dictionary Look up Language Classifications and grammar indicator Speech feedback
Dictionary & Word Wizard Speech enabled Choice of Basic, Advanced or Web Defines Nouns, Verbs Adjectives and Adverbs Easy to use Sample sentences and descriptions Partial word matches Browser buttons
Calculators Speech enabled Standard & Scientific Blackboard type audit trail Undo button 5 memory functions In document calculations Value converter
Scanning One button scanning to PDF - the scanned image looks exactly the same as the source image. This option is recommended if layout retention is important. Word – scan in to Word with the option of with or without text boxes. Recommended when need to edit the text. HTML - automatically converted into a font size, colour and background colour of choice. Multi-page scanning.
Fact Finder Performs internet search on words Range of search choices Launches from any application Efficient way of searching on a given subject Add your own
Fact Folder Research / Revision aid Slide shows Style Sheets Imported into document Speech support Author and Category cited Download to PDA
The Teacher toolkit Feature sets e.g exam Unlimited number of Users Remembers personal settings Individual dictionaries. Word Prediction etc.
Features and benefits Speech Improves concentration, word recognition and reading comprehension.
Features and benefits Spelling & Homophone Support Improves the accuracy of work.
Features and benefits Word Prediction Increases accuracy and reduces the amount of keystrokes.
Features and benefits Dictionary Increases comprehension and the ability to express ideas.
Features and benefits Scanning Turns previously inaccessible paper documents into accessible electronic documents.
Features and benefits Fact Finder & Fact Folder Increases the number of successful web searches and improves the efficiency of research.