The new Kurzweil 3000 V12 will get its Canadian debut at Bridges to Learning 2010 just over a week after its public announcement. This will be a rare pre-release glimpse at one of the most popular integrated software literacy solutions in North America. Recognizing how Kurzweil 3000 has been embraced by Canadian schools, BtL will be the first and few public showings of a pre-release V12 in the world.
David Bradburn from Cambium, is doing a hands-on workshop on Kurzweil 3000 at the Bridges to Learning conference and a pre-conference. See details below.
Below is a brief write-up from Cambium, the manufacturer of Kurzweil 3000, on the upcoming V12 release:
Building on our long tradition of developing educational technology solutions that address the critical, day-to-day needs of the nation’s struggling students, Kurzweil Educational Systems is pleased to announce the release of Kurzweil 3000 Version 12 for Windows.
Kurzweil 3000 Version 12 for Windows includes the following new features and enhancements:
- Expanded eContent support through Internet Explorer®
- Additional digital file support for PDF, Daisy 2, Daisy 3, and NIMAS
- A Picture Dictionary containing 1,300+ images supporting English and Spanish
- Human Pronunciations for over 64,000 words from American Heritage® Dictionary
- Ability to read MathML through a partnership with Design Science, Inc.
- Comprehensive set of brainstorm and outline writing templates
- Translations on-the-fly with Google® Translate
Writing support has also been expanded with an enhanced writing toolbar that integrates with most process writing models and smoothly transitions learners from pre-writing through their final draft.
Sessions where you can see the new K3000 V12:
Best Practices: Universally Accessible Reading, Writing, and Study Support with Kurzweil 3000
Time: Saturday, May 15th, 10:00 am
A quick preview at the pre-conference session, Using Rti To Synergize Technology And Print Interventions: The Key For Widespread Student Success
Presenter: Dave Bradburn and Stevan Kukic
Time: Thursday May 13th, 1:00pm – 4pm