Expectations for Teachers All teachers will… Continually develop skills in the educational applications of technology in order to model appropriate use for their students. Learn to adapt models for integrating technology into the curriculum and create their own methods and products. Be expected to use technology to effectively communicate with parents and students. Cited from: Warren Townships Technology Plan 2010-2013 http://warrentboe.org/pdf/technology/plan/2010-2013%20Technology%20Plan.pdf
Programs that provide Text to Speech supports. Programs and software to promote written expression and the writing process. Programs that enhance listening comprehension and expressive language skills. Programs that provide visual supports to help students better understand concepts and ideas.
ReadingWriting Read Out Loud Bookshare Start to Finish Books Accelerated Reader Picture It Co-Writer/Solo Write Out Loud Kidspiration Draft Builder Inspiration Picture It
SOLO comes with Write: OutLoud, Read: OutLoud, Co:Writer, and Draft: Builder. Co:Writer 4000®: A word processor with an assistant. This software predicts words as the student is typing. These predicted words and sentences are spoken before being transferred to the word processor so the student gets immediate feedback.
Students with: Illegible handwriting Very poor phonetic or inventive spelling A physical disability that makes typing difficult Difficulty translating thoughts into writing
Kids can actually draw and fill in diagrams showing how their information fits together, in a linear or non-linear manner. Kids are using a computer mouse to physically move information and pictures around, and they are using a keyboard to type. Kids can use the text to speech feature to help auditory learners and those who don't read as well.
Go to Inspiration software/Help/Learn to Use/Training Videos/Visual Learning/In the Classroom.