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  • 1.Kurzweil 3000 An Introduction to Kurzweil 3000

2. Text to Speech Software Kurzweil 3000 www.kurzweiledu.comAlso see WYNN 3.1, Premier Programming Scan &Read, TextAloud MP3, ReadPlease 2003 3. Text to Speech DefinitionsScan & Read Software converts printed word to electronic speech typically uses a scanner in the process & OCR Optical Character Recognition software Kurzweil 3000, WYNN, Read & Write Gold, Premier Programming Scan & Read Reading Software (& screen readers) converts e-text to electronic speech TextHELP, ReadPlease, TextAloud MP3, WordQ, HELPRead 4. Kurzweil 3000 - Overview Scan & Read (B&W or Colour)/Read OnlyUsed for reading, writing, test taking, researchFor individuals withlearning disabilitiesreading difficulties - print & physically disabledImproves reading speed and comprehensionHighlights & tracks text as it is spoken aloudUses a multisensory approach to reading andwritingat school, at home, at workClassic literature CD 1,100 titles! 5. Kurzweil 3000Scan & read print materials scan in colour or black & white scan on flatbed or with ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) save with page formatting or as text only can open many formats (.doc, .rtf, .txt, .pdf, .tif) Reading toolbar features track print visually, on the page or in the magnifier box (change colour & highlights) vary voice, reading speed, reading mode speak definitions, provide pronunciation guide toolbars are customizable Reading the web (integrates with Internet Explorer) web reading toolbar 6. Kurzweil 3000study skills toolbar features navigate by page or to book mark add text notes, sticky note, audio notes highlight and extract notestest taking features scan & read write or speak responses to document integrates with Dragon NaturallySpeaking lockout various features, if required, for test taking 7. Kurzweil 3000Writing skills toolbar features word processor dictionary thesaurus (synonyms) spell check word prediction (create a custom wordlist) 8. Fundamentals of Kurzweil 3000 9. Kurzweil Quirks 1. Kurzweil doesnt have a searchable Help Menu 2. Adding, Removing, Changing ToolbarsYou must Right Click on any Menu or Toolbar 10. Scanning Scanning Basics Scanning a Page. Canceling a Scan in Progress. Replacing a Page in a Scanned Document. Inserting a New Page in a Scanned Document. Deleting a Page. Scanning Two Facing Pages. 11. Scanning Scanning BasicsUsing an AutomaticDocument Feeder.Selecting a Scanner Source.Reordering Scanned Pages.Setting the First PageNumberEdit/Move Existing PageView/Page/Set Number 12. Scanning Tools/Options/Scanning Tab Advanced ScanningSetting Scanning OptionsRepeated Scanning.Setting Repeated ScanDelay.Displaying Each Page as itis Scanned.Setting the Scan Area.Specifying PageOrientation on theScanner.Scan/Scanner Setup/Scanned Page Size 13. Scanning Special Scanning FeaturesUsing the DespecklingFilter.Scanning White Text ona Dark Background.Choosing an OCREngine.Scanning ColorDocuments.Setting Color ScanOptions. Tools/Options/Scanning Tab 14. Editing Scanned DocumentsAutomatic OCR Correction Tools/Corrections ! for I, etc. Change Underlying Word Edit/Correct OCR/ Change For Broken or Merged words Edit Underlying Text Edit/Correct OCR/Edit For correcting Large Amounts of text Edit/Correct OCR/EditUnderlying Text 15. Reading Reading Basics Tools/Options/Text Tab Starting and Stopping Reading.Increasing or Decreasing Reading Speed. Choosing Reading Units. Choosing Reading Highlight Colors. 16. Reading Reading the Way You LikeContinuous Reading.Self-paced Reading.Word by WordReading.Reading by Heading.Reading by Highlight.Silent Reading(Highlighting Only).Moving by Unit. 17. Reading w/Magnification To get a large printview of the reading,selectView/Magnify SpokenWordTo Adjust Options Tools/Options/Magnifier 18. Pronunciation Editor Change the Pronunciation of a WordTools/Pronunciations 19. Using Reference Tools Looking Up Words in aLooking Up Words You TypeDocument Finding Definitions of Words You Type.Finding Definitions ofWords in Documents.Finding Synonyms for Words You Type.Finding Synonyms for Viewing Syllables andWords in Documents. Pronunciation for Words YouViewing Syllables andType.Pronunciation for Words inDocuments.Hearing a Word's Spelling. 20. Using the Study Skills ToolbariHighlighters let you add your own highlighting to the wordsin a typed or scanned document. iTyped notes let you attach typed notes anywhere in adocument. iSticky notes let you attach rectangular yellow notes to adocument. iText notes let you add notes on top of a scanned document. iVoice notes enable you to record spoken notes and attachthem to a document. iBookmarks let you tag important places in a document soyou can jump to these places quickly. 21. Study Skills Toolbar Features Extract text notes and sticky notes.Extract highlighted text to create study notes.Extracted highlights can be coloured or indentedand can be read back.Can save extracts as text files to be used withother readers or converted to .mp3 files.Direct text to .mp3 will be a new feature inKurzweil v.8. 22. Reading the Web Web Reading Toolbar 23. Reading the Web Features Read and Magnify text from the Web. Use Dictionary or Syllables Button. Save Files from the Web Save as text as .txt, .rtf. or .doc file Save Web Pages Complete to read later 24. Working With Other Document FilesWill open most common document types. Tip for working with .pdf filesAdobe Acrobat filesPrint from the .pdfdocument using theKESI Virtual PrinterVersion 6 auto installsthe KESI VirtualPrinter to yourcomputer 25. Writing tools Read Back functionswork with WordProcessorWord PredictionVery easy to addnew vocabulary -Train.Scan and Traincomplete glossariesfrom textsNote* words must be Fully functional spell checked and addedWord Processorto the spelling dictionarybefore the Word 26. Zone Editor Change the properties andreading order of zones.Adjust the size of a zone todetermine how much text itencloses.Add new zones.Cut zones. Note that cutting azone does not remove theimage or underlying text, butonly the zone definition.Zoom in or out while workingin Zone Edit view.Tools/Zone Editor 27. Customizing ToolbarsCustomizable ToolbarsSimplify Toolbars for younger users.Remove functions that you dont wish students use. Tools/Customize/Toolbars 28. Test Takingi Students can also use the FillIn The Blanks option on theTools menu to save time whentaking a test.i Teachers can customize thepresentation of material usingzone editing, notes, andhighlighting. Teachers cancontrol access to referenceaids such as the dictionary andspell checker using the TestTaking tab.Tools/Options/Test Taking 29. Installation Issues i There are patches for each version at the Kurzweil website www.kurzweiledu.com Customer Support Kurzweil 3000 for (Windows)Patches andUpdates i Website also has: i FAQs i Downloads i Knowledge Base i List Serv Sign up i Scanner Compatibility 30. Thats all folks Questions?Time for somepractice! 31. Todays Special - FreebiesReadPlease 2003 Project Gutenburgfree text reader classic literature -go tolots for kids/youthwww.readplease.com Aesops fables, Beatrix Potter, Mark Twain, etc.go tohttp://promo.net/pg/over 300 titles 32. Read Please 2003 www.readplease.com Text-to-speech (no scanning feature) Developed in Canada Free version Supports AT&T Voices Very simple to use 33. ComparisonKurzweil 3000 ReadPlease 2003 (free Scan&Read, Colour download) + Sheet-feed Epson+ Canon Flatbed Scanner Scanner with OCR$3544 $99 34. TextAloud MP3 http://www.nextup.com/TextAloud/index.html Another Text to Speech Program Inexpensive Reads text aloud or Converts e-text to an audio file (MP3, .wav) Listen to textbook or study notes on PocketPC, MP3 player, in the car, on a Discman, etc. Adjustable voices: speed and volume AT&T voices 35. TextAloud MP3AT&TCrystal Mike RegularJane 36. More Info . . . On learning disabilities www.schwablearning.org www.ldonline.org www.ldpride.net www.ldao.on.ca www.ldrc.ca http://specialed.about.com/cs/learningdisabled Nipissing University ESP site www.nipissingu.ca/documents.cfm?smocid=1352 Mikes Learning Resources Page www.nipissingu.ca/faculty/mikew/resource 37. MCOM 585 Internship: Office of Disabilities September 9, 2009Kurzweil 3000: How to Videos Work with Kurweil 3000- The Basicso Main Menu Bar: File, Edit, Scan, Read, View, Tools, Reference, Window, Online, Helpo Main Toolbar: New, Open, Save, Print, Scan, Back, Red, Forward, Aud, Def, Synonym, Syllables, Spell, Helpo Reading Toolbar/Settings: Reading Speaker, Reading Speedo Document Window: To Read or Stop Reading Press: Read, Pause, F3o Help or F1 for Online Help Show or Hide Toolbarso Green= Study Skills Toolbaro Blue= Writing Toolbar (Editing Tools)o Yellow= Reading Toolbaro Red= Main Toolbar Change Reading Optionso Highlights Reading Unit in a Color & Current Word in Another Coloro Speakers 1st Button the Left on the Reading Toolbar Nicky, LH Michelle/Michael, Microsoft Mary/Mike/Sam, VW Kate/Paulo Reading Mode 2nd Button the Left on the Reading Toolbar Continuous, Self-paced, Word by wordo Reading Unit 3rd Button from the Left on the Reading Toolbar Word, Phrase, Line, Sentence, Paragraph, Heading, Highlighto Reading Speed 4th Button the Left on the Reading Toolbar #; how fast the voice will read aloud Look Up a Wordo Select Word, Select Definition in Main Toolbar, Click Read, End Closeo Select Reference at Main Menu Bar, Select Look Up Word By Type, Type the Word, Select an Option, End Closeo Short Cuts: Word Definitions= (Ctrl +D) OR Synonym= Ctrl + Q Use Color Highlighters to Studyo Green= Study Skills Toolbar (Erase, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Magenta, Footnote, Sticky, Text, Close, Voice, Delete, Bookmark)o Example: Highlight Yellow= Main Ideas, Cyan= Details, Select Reading Unit Highlight in the Reading Toolbar, Select Reado Study Documents: File, Extract Annotations, Highlights, OK 38. MCOM 585 Internship: Office of Disabilities September 9, 2009 Create an Outlineo Use Highlighters from Reading Toolbar: Yellow= Main Ideas, Green= Details;Same as Study Documents: File, Extract Annotations, Highlights, OK; Indent0.30 in. and Prefix %I) or %1) . Create Sticky Notes and Text Noteso Study Skills Toolbar: Footnote, Sticky, Text, Voice,o Sticky Note Maker: Select Sticky Note Button, Click in the document to whereyou would like to place it, (Notice: it is not transparent.) Type/ Copy/Paste Textinto the Note, Reads at the end of the Documento Text Notes Maker: Text, IT IS TRANSPARENT, so place into a space wherethere is no text underneath, Next Type into the Note, Read as part of the Doc Prepare a Test Documentso To Fill in the Blanks of a Word/Kurzweil Document: Select Tools, Select Fill inthe Blanks, Test Takers Click & Type their Answers into the Text Notes, SelectApply Toolbar Sets #10 Test Taking ToolsTest Taking Tools: New, Open, Save, Print, Read, Delete, Spell Check, Predict,Highlight, Red Circle, Erase, Helpo Save Toolbars in Document: File, Properties, General Options, Save Toolbars inDocument, OKo Speak as Typing: to hear what is being typed; Select Tools, Options, General,Speak as typing Choose ANY or ALL of options (Whole Words/ WholeSentences are most helpful), APPLY, OK, Save Doc & ready for Test Takers Highlight and Circle Test Answerso To Highlight Answer: Select Highlight (Yellow) in the Test Taking Toolbar, thendrag mouse over the correct answero To Circle Answer: Select Red Circle in the Test Taking Toolbar, then drag overthe correct answero Erase: Select the Erase Button, Drag over the Answero Save test document often, and read over to check answer Work with a Fill in the Blanks Testo Select Read or F3 to read over the test; Kurzweil 3000 Pauses at each BLANKo This blanks are actually Text Notes, Click Note & Type, Tab for next blank, IfAnswer is already in the type Drag and Drop, Save test document often, and readover to check answer 39. MCOM 585 Internship: Office of Disabilities September 9, 2009Kurzweil 3000 Kurzweil 3000 Files o From PublisherShould be in Kurzweill Format OR PDFSaved files by chapter of textbook o Not from a publisher/ From PrintScan in whole textbook or one chapter at a timeSave files per chapter of text Files from PDF o Click File Select Print Select KES1 VPrinter (Kurzweil Format) To Create an MP3 File from Text o Unwanted Text/ImagesSelect Scan at the top Menu Bar Select Header/Footer EditorRight Click Mouse Mark Header/Footer and create a text book to editany unwanted text/images o MP3 FileSelect File Audio Filer Create Audio FileCreate Audio FileSpeaker: VW Paul Speed: 140-150 (145 =common) After MP3 is Created o 2 Folders on DesktopPer= Working OnOutput= Done o Put on Student Jump Drive or MP3 Players o Stored MP3 FilesDesktop Folders MP3 Files as audio files from text Create new Folder Name it by Textbook Save files byChapter # 40. SQ3R Strategies with Kurzweil 3000 SQ3R Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review Active reading requires thinking about text, activating background knowledge, making connections, taking notes, reviewing notes, rereading text and testing your newly acquired knowledge. SQ3R is a proven systematic strategy for actively reading text with a goal for improved reading comprehension and retention of learned information. Kurzweil 3000 Kurzweil 3000 is an integrated scan and read software program that provides multisensory access to reading material and tools for reading, writing, test-taking and learning. Research has shown that text-to-speech technology is most effective when combined with explicit instruction in comprehension and study strategies (MacArthur et al., 2001;Engstrom, 2004;Pisha&ONeill, 2003). Kurzweil 3000 is a technology tool provides a digital environment for implementing proven leaning strategies and accessing the general education curriculum. Kurzweil 3000 is designed in accordance with the principles of Universal Design for Learning, providing multiple means of representation, expression and engagement in an effort to support all students with tools that are necessary for some, but beneficial for all. Kurzweil 3000 can be used as a tool to differentiate learning and instruction for individual students, in small facilitated groups, or as part of whole-class strategy instruction. SQ3R Strategies with Kurzweil 3000 Copyright Cambium Learning Technologies 20008Page 1 of 6 41. Step 1 S: Survey SQ3RKurzweil 3000What to use StrategiesTools to support strategiesPreview the entire text ! Text to speech technology toMain toolbar: Read button Selection.correctly read text selections aloud, model fluent reading, and Look at the general support difficulties with decoding. structure of the text:o Adjustable Reading Speed Title o Choice of Reading Voices IntroductoryReading Toolbar: Paragraphs Reading Speed and Headings Reading Voice buttons Subheadings Concluding Paragraphs Charts GraphsMain toolbar: Dictionary ! Word Study tools available to Pictures(Adult, Childrens, Foreign ensure understanding of new CaptionsLanguage and Picture) and vocabulary words and support Key Synonym buttons, which are reading comprehension. Vocabularypart of the Word Attack tools. o Dictionary Review(Picture Dictionary also o Thesaurus Questions available.) o Picture Dictionary This provides the big picture or gist of the text, providing opportunities to think about what the text is about before beginning! Highlighters or Circle Tools forStudy skills toolbar: a thorough reading. highlighting/circling key textHighlighter (teacher-selected structures before thoroughlycolor code) and Circle reading the text. o Different colors ofhighlighters can be usedto indicate specific textstructures. ! Read by Unit: Reading Toolbar:o Headings Reading Unit buttono Highlight SQ3R Strategies with Kurzweil 3000Copyright Cambium Learning Technologies 20008 Page 2 of 6 42. Step 2 Q: Question SQ3RKurzweil 3000 What to use StrategiesTools to support strategiesTurn each heading into Sticky Notes can be used to insert Study skills toolbar: a question. questions/notes about the text.Sticky Note Who They are brightly colored and Whatstandout when reading the text. Why When OR How WhereTo support students by modeling the Study skills toolbar: Liststrategy: Bubble Note Name Bubble Notes can be pre-insertedby a teacher. They are used to This gives you a embed comprehension questions, reason to focus your clarify information, etc. Answers attention on the textcan be written, saved, and when reading it by extracted for teacher or student looking for answers to use with Extract Annotations. your self-generated questions. Writing Tools can be used to Write toolbar: support the writing of testSpell check and Begin to guess what questions in Sticky Notes: Word prediction buttons the answers might beo Speak as Typing and make predictions. o Speaking Spell Check o Word Prediction Do NOT create yes/no questions. Create open-ended questions that Note: Study skills toolbar encourage you to Extract Annotations feature can Or File Menu really think about thebe used to extract any/all of your Extract Annotations topic.notes and highlights and create a new text document that can be used later to record answers or study for tests.Tile Vertically feature can be Tile Vertically used to look at the textbook and your Sticky Note questions side- by-side. Later, answers to questions can be typed or dragged-and-dropped into the question document. SQ3R Strategies with Kurzweil 3000 Copyright Cambium Learning Technologies 20008 Page 3 of 6 43. Step 3 R: Read SQ3R Kurzweil 3000 What to use Strategies Tools to support strategiesRead the entire text ! Text to speech technology to Main toolbar: Read button one section at a time. correctly read text selectionsaloud, model fluent reading, and Focus on finding support difficulties with decoding answers to the Questions you developed. ! Word Study tools available toMain toolbar: Dictionaryensure understanding of new(Adult, Childrens, Foreign Note important details vocabulary words and support Language and Picture) and and relationships as reading comprehension. Synonym buttons, which are you read.o Dictionary part of the Word Attack tools.o Thesaurus(Picture Dictionary also Revise questions oro Picture Dictionary available.) add new questions based on your reading.! Highlighters or Circle Tools for Study skills toolbar:indicating key ideas, supporting Highlighter (teacher-selecteddetails, answers to questions. Becolor code) and Circlesure to read the entire section oftext first, then go back and makeinformed decisions about what tohighlight or circle.o Different colors of highlighters/circles can be used to indicate specific categories of text selection. (e.g. Green-Topic and concluding sentences, Yellow=Key Ideas, Pink=examples, evidence and elaborations, Blue=new vocabulary) ! Writing Tools can be used to Write toolbar:support the writing of testSpell check and Wordquestions in Sticky Notes: prediction buttonso Speak as Typingo Speaking Spell Checko Word Prediction SQ3R Strategies with Kurzweil 3000 Copyright Cambium Learning Technologies 20008Page 4 of 6 44. Step 4 R2: Recite SQ3R Kurzweil 3000What to useStrategies Tools to support strategiesAnswer questions.!Writing Tools can be used toWrite toolbar: support the writing of answers to Spell check and Word Cover your readingtest questions in Foot Notes: prediction buttons text and just focus on o Speak as Typing answering your o Speaking Spell Check questions stateo Word Prediction answers from memory.Reread any !Footnote tool for writing answers Study skills toolbar: information related toto your self-generated questions. Footnote button questions you cant The content of Footnotes is answer. hidden until the footnote is opened. Footnotes appear as Summarize numbered boxes within the text. Information.OR Voice note tool can be used toStudy skills toolbar: Voice insert a recording of your ownbutton voice reciting answers to your questions. Note: Microphone is needed to record voice notes.OR Extract Annotations feature can Study skills toolbar be used to extract the sticky notes Or File Menu and put them into a new Extract Annotations document. This document can be printed.Tile Vertically feature can beWindow ->Tile Vertically used to look at the textbook and your Sticky Note questions side- by-side. Later, answers to questions can be typed or dragged-and-dropped into the question document. SQ3R Strategies with Kurzweil 3000Copyright Cambium Learning Technologies 20008 Page 5 of 6 45. Step 5 R3: ReviewSQ3R Kurzweil 3000What to do Strategies Tools to support strategiesReview/Study Notes!Create a study guide using Study skills toolbar for retention of Extract Annotations feature. or File Menu information. This allows you to extract the Extract Annotations:sticky notes and footnotes put Make sure you canthem into a new document to be answer all questions.used later.Try to recall mainOR points of the text. Create an outline by using Look over highlightedExtract Annotations to extract headings and questions highlighted notes with topics and and see if you can supporting details. remember the answers.The more time you Option: Window -> Tile Vertically spend reviewing, the! Tile Vertically feature can be better able you will be used to look at the textbook on to remember the one side and your extracted Study information.guide with Sticky Note Questions and Footnote Answers on the other side. This can be helpful for reviewing the text and notes. !Re-Read any sections of text for Main toolbar: Read buttonfurther reinforcement. For detailed instructions on how to use any of the Kurzweil 3000 features mentioned above, please refer to the Kurzweil 3000 Help Menu or to your Kurzweil 3000 Foundations Participant Workbook.Note: Kurzweil 3000 can be used to read tests aloud to students when they are required to demonstrate their understanding of curriculum content. It is also a powerful word processor with tools to support students through all stages of the writing process so that they can successfully express their knowledge through writing.SQ3R Strategies with Kurzweil 3000Copyright Cambium Learning Technologies 20008 Page 6 of 6