Monthly Archives: October 2013

Hocus…Focus? Tricks and Treats for Keeping Your Students Focused this Halloween

Halloween is in the air!  How can you keep students focused on learning when their imaginations are running wild? You won’t need hocus pocus to catch their attention, in fact we suggest that you join in on the brouhaha with free treats found in the Kurzweil 3000-firefly Universal Library. What is the trick for keeping students focused—just give them a

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Yes! There’s help for your students with moderate to severe physical challenges!

Students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia benefit from using Kurzweil 3000-firefly. But how do you support your students who have physical disabilities? Using the keyboard shortcuts in Kurzweil 3000-firefly and IntelliKeys with custom overlays from Overlay Maker, your most challenged students can read the same content as their peers and gain access to the reading, writing, studying skills, and

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Perspective of a High School Senior with Dyslexia

As a dyslexic High School Senior, it is hard to imagine school without the support of Kurzweil 3000-firefly. Kurzweil 3000-firefly has been one of the most important keys to my success throughout high school. I can read interesting articles and actually understand them—it’s as if Kurzweil 3000-firefly deciphers the words for me so I can focus on the content. Before

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3 Talented People with 1 Thing in Common: Dyslexia

What do Steven Spielberg, Agatha Christie and Richard Branson have in common? Aside from the fact that they are all talented—and wildly successful—people, they all have dyslexia. Regardless of whether you are famous or not, there is a common thread that runs throughout people who have dyslexia; school is inherently difficult. Not only is the schoolwork difficult, but it often

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Supporting Access to Common Core State Standards for All Learners

CCSS Implementation is Not About Purchasing New Curriculum Aligned to Common Core. Districts have invested in core content texts in ELA and Math and worked hard to implement them with fidelity.  Districts have additionally invested heavily in Science, History, and Social Studies texts, but have been hindered in using them due to lack of time in the school day to

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