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07Sep
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Kurzweil 3000 is a program designed to help students with their reading and writing skills. Its ability to scan and read text allows the student to strengthen comprehension. Kurzweil also has an impressive study skills feature which allows the student to highlight and extract the main points of a passage.  Integrated reference tools such as dictionary, synonyms, syllables, spell word, audible spell checking, along with word prediction and vocabulary list features facilitate both reading and writing.

29Sep
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Created for K-5 learners, Kidspiration provides an easy way to apply the proven principles of visual learning. Students build graphic organizers by combining pictures, text and spoken words to represent thoughts and information. For older students, Inspiration provides a more sophisticated tool for graphic organizing.

14Mar
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In order to understand the basic concept of time, children need visual cues. Time Timer's visual timers for classroom and home have a patented red disk that disappears as time passes, giving children a graphic image of time that helps them understand that 10 minutes is twice as long as 5 minutes in a way digital clocks can't. Time Timers have no ticking to distract or bells to startle concentrating children.

09Dec
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Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon NaturallySpeaking that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text content in any text application.

09Dec
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Learning Ally, previously named Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic or RFB&D, is the leading provider of audiobooks – including the world’s largest library of audio textbooks. This is a paid subscription service. Learning Ally now has some books available in full text, rather than audio only. Those books are listed as VOICEtext in the browsing library.