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.
Typing Assistant predicts and autocompletes frequently used words and phrases, making typing faster and requiring less effort. Typing Assistant integrates with all popular programs on MS Windows: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Notepad, UltraEdit, WordPad, ICQ Messenger, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and commonly used web browsers. Available in multiple languages.
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.
BBC Science Simulations 3 was designed to enhance science investigation skills for upper elementary students. Virtual experiments exploring varying topics such as plant growth and and electrical circuits allow teachers and students to experience a wide range of phenomena in ways and at speeds that would be difficult to achieve in the classroom. The "Questions" portion of the software includes ideas for exploration. Students can manipulate a variety of variables and instantly observe their effects.
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.
WordComplete is a word completion writing program for users with learning disabilities, trouble spelling, or difficulty typing. WordComplete is not the same as word prediction software, but it will help generate a list of suggestions for completing the word the user is stuck on.
Explore the solar system with Space Academy GX-1!
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.
My School Day teaches older children (of cognitive age 6 - 12) appropriate interactions and basic classroom social skills such as compromising, resolving conflicts, responding to teasing and following the rules. The CD-ROM offers more than 100 different real-life scenarios to demonstrate common student interactions, and covers a full range of social problem-solving, playground politics and peer relationships within a school setting. This program has unique features that allow parents and teachers to tailor the video sequences to match each child's individual skill level.