Click to Read: Life Skills consists of four entertaining, colorful, related stories which use SymbolStix to build vocabulary, encourage early literacy and support comprehension. Students can hear the story read to them in a cause and effect mode, expand meaning of text and picture symbols in an interactive mode, and can then demonstrate their understanding by arranging the symbols to retell the story in any of three reading levels. Each story also comes with three Show What You Know activities - Bingo, Concentration and Vocabulary practice.
BBC Science Simulations 2 provides opportunities for early elementary students to interact with seven virtual science investigations. Students can observe how shadows change over the course of a day, investigate which of four materials is the best thermal insulator, and much more. Students can develop their understanding of fair testing by controlling variables on screen and can see instant results by selecting to view a table or graph alongside the animation. A "Questions" section with full narration provides ideas for investigations that students can complete independently.
Use this program to practice money and math skills.
Write:OutLoud reads words as they are written, providing real-time auditory feedback. Writing tools, including Franklin's Talking Spell Checker, homophone checker, and dictionary help your students confirm their word choice in language they understand.
My Community teaches children and young people appropriate social behaviors, interactions, expectations and safety precautions with various peers and adults in their community. Using video of real people interacting in different settings, this CD teaches children and young people (with a cognitive age of 5-15 years) appropriate social behaviors, interactions, expectations and safety precautions, and features an assortment of peers and adults commonly encountered in the community.
The KinderBoard can be used as a first keyboard for young children. The keyboard features 1 inch square keys and easy-to-read numbers and letters. Consonants, vowels, numbers and punctuation marks are color-coded to help students learn their alphabet and identify character sets. Use this keyboard with young students, or students who need a large key keyboard and assistance with learning letters in the beginning stages of writing.
The Freestyle is an adjustable split ergonomic keyboard designed to adapt to the specific needs of each user. Featuring simple, sturdy adjustment mechanisms and inter-changable accessories (Incline or VIP accessories, purchased separately) to provide additional capabilities. These three configurations allow the user to choose features that offer complete separation and/or adjustable front splay, adjustable or fixed tenting, plus integrated and removable, padded palm supports.
Use these books designed with controlled vocabulary that makes comprehension easier for struggling readers. Use any or all of their story formats - "talking" computer book, paperback book and audio book to provide different levels of reading intervention.
An environment in which students can select from several different math-related activities, earning points and charting their progres.. Different software packages are available, covering grades 1 through 12. A home version is also available through Knowledge Adventure (www.knowledgeadventure.com/).