Cosmo's Play and Learn™ software is a family of educational and computer games that aim to entertain children of developmental ages 2-to-8 years and teach math skills. This developmentally appropriate software was created by a team of educators; physical, occupational, and speech-language therapists; and assistive technology practitioners.
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.
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.
Picture It helps emerging, beginning and struggling readers with approximately 6,000 Literacy Support Pictures. Picture It software has evolved to version 4, which includes text-to-speech, easy importing.
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.
Use this product to provide supports for planning and organizing, transcription, and editing and revising. This program provides a library of outlining templates with both procedural and content prompts which can be reviewed with speech output. Drafts can be auto-created from the outline. Transcription legibility, accuracy and word fluency are supported with dynamic word prediction and an expandable library of topical word lists with the option of viewing suggestions by part of speech. Editing is supported with a spell check tool and a homonym checking tool.
Co:Writer works in conjunction with any application you write in (MS Word, Online, Blogs, Email, etc.) As you type, Co:Writer interprets spelling and grammar mistakes and offers word suggestions in real time. New features include a word bank, personal dictionaries and text-to-speech capabilities that work in any application including: MS Word, Google Docs, Open Office, Outlook, Internet Explorer, and Firefox.
Use this reading software to provide word + picture support to emerging readers and writers. Pictures appear automatically as a word is written. Students can also hear the their story read aloud.
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.