CLiCk, Speak is an open source, freely available extension for the Firefox web browser. It is part of the CLC-4-TTS Suite of products, it features a mouse driven interface, and it reads web pages - hence its name. CLiCk, Speak is designed for sighted users who want text-to-speech functionality. It doesn't identify elements or announce events - two features that are important for visually impaired users but unnecessary for sighted users. It also has a simplified, mouse driven interface that is designed to be easy for users familiar with point-and-click graphical user interfaces.
Use this program's structured format to design writing activities for students by guiding them through planning, organizing and preparing a first draft. Both graphic and outline formats assist in the writing process. Writing genre templates available.
The Darci Too is a universal alternative input device; the product works with both Mac and PC and features adaptable access, meaning that users can select the access method that works best for them. The Darci Too can be controlled by joysticks, switches, matrix keyboards or communication aids and supplies Morse Code, Scanning, Matrix Keyboard, and Darci Code access to standard computer functions. Darci Too is designed to meet the needs of users with a wide range of disabilities, so this product may be a good choice for students with multiple disabilities.
Froguts is a virtual dissection subscription available for school and home learners. School site licenses include at-home access for science students. Product includes labs for frog, squid, starfish, owl pellet, fetal pig, cow eye and fly.
The Digital Frog 2.5 engages students with an interactive, virtual dissection, allowing the student to learn each of the cuts necessary by "cutting" with a digital scalpel before watching the full screen video. Animations and interactions allow students to see the science of the frog's body—from blood pumping through the heart, to joints that can be built up and moved by the user.
Concept mapping software, for individuals and organizations. The use of knowledge management methods eases learning through dialogue and advanced communication strategies.
Although developed with college classes in mind, many of our simulated laboratories are also ideal for advanced science high school classes. Based on feedback from teachers, we created special collections of our college labs covering topics from osmosis and the cell cycle to natural selection and Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium to ecology. These specially discounted "high school only" collections can be used on their own or as complements to field and wet labs and provide students a taste of the college curriculum.
Stellarium is a free open source science planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
OnScreen is an on-screen keyboard that allows the user to enter text into any application. OnScreen includes WordComplete, a word completion program that may help students speed up their typing. WordComplete is also available separately.
WriteOnline is an online word processing application for students. Users log on to the WriteOnline website, and can access word prediction features, text-to-speech, and other writing tools from any computer. Each student gets his or her personal online folders as part of the WriteOnline subscription, and they can save documents either online or to their own computer. Students' user preferences are automatically stored for them online, so the program starts up as they want it every time, on any computer.