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Writing/Study Skills Supports
Presented by Melissa Hawkins [email protected]
Identify the study skills tools available to support the
learning and retention of the content.
Identify the writing tools
Identify the writing structures
All tools/structures can be customized to an
individual learner or a class as a whole.
Kurzweil is an integrated scan and read
software program that provides
multisensory access to reading material and
tools for reading, writing, test-taking, and
-Supports multiple tiers of instruction
BENEFITS OF USING KURZWEIL 3000
Students become more proficient writers
Allows students to have control and ownership of their learning.
Provides a multisensory approach pairing visual and auditory feedback.
Improves study skills and reading comprehension, reading/writing fluency.
Students demonstrate their knowledge
Less reliance on a human scribe
Supports the writing process
Study skills Tools:
-column notes (Cornell style)
-test taking tools
-note extraction and conversion to outline format
-creating a study guide
-sticky note, footnote, voice notes
SQ3R Strategy with Kuzweil allows students to
Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review to help
engage students and read actively with a goal. It
improves comprehension and retention of
learned information. The direction packet is
included as a document with this webinar.
-talking word processor and spell check
-form creation, conversion, and completion tools
-floating word lists for technical vocabulary
Steps to successful (whole class or individualized) lesson with Kurzweil embedded:
1. Identify the learner profile and customize student toolbars or the template needed.
2. Create the lesson or activity. View the many varieties of pre-set templates that may help reach the objective.
3. Create the files needed and save them to appropriate locations. Do any materials need to be scanned or pulled from the web/creating a hyperlink?
4. Set up the Review tailored to the writing task.
NOTE: there are even teacher templates within Kurzweil.
Steps to successful at home support implementation:
1. Provide parents with directions on how to download the cloud based Firefly and full software version from the website.
2. Create passwords for the students.
3. Be available to troubleshoot, or if purchasing through a company, sometimes it also includes tech. support.
4. Create a BYOD night for parents where students can bring in their devices and present a training for parents/students.
5. Create webinars for parents or set them up through the Kurzweil website to view webinars.
Go to Kurzweil website for:
“How to” video library, webinars, self-study
free 30-day download.