Getting Started with Kurzweil 3000 Win Version 13 www.kurzweiledu.com
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You can also create your own
Picture will pop up
To create your own: Menu Bar ->Reference->Select
Dictionary->Picture Dictionary -> Setup->New->Browse
to folder of your images
NOTE: The Picture Dictionary is also
available in Spanish to support English
What would you like to do?
How can Kurzweil 3000 help?
1. Enhance my existing off-
computer study strategies or
innovate new ways of
teaching study strategies
using Kurzweil 3000.
Study strategies need to be explicitly taught,
modeled and practiced. Study strategies help
students go beyond reading to organizing,
synthesizing, and analyzing information so
that they can comprehend and retain new
Common strategies include:
Activating prior knowledge
Actively monitoring comprehension
Organizing main ideas and concepts
Generating and answering questions
Summarizing important information
As you explore the various tools available in
Kurzweil 3000, consider all of the great
strategies you are already using, explore new
ones, and innovate ways of using Kurzweil
3000 to help gain meaning from reading.
Study skills toolbar: All Tools
2. Use Kurzweil 3000
with an Interactive
White Board (IWB)
Excellent idea! Using Kurzweil300 with an
IWB is a great way to get students to actively
and collaboratively engage in text. It is also a
powerful way to model and explicitly teach
good study strategies.
Kurzweil 3000 installed on the
Computer that is connected to
your IWB and Projector.
3. Highlight important
Highlighters Tools for highlighting key text
structures before thoroughly reading the text
or to mark up key information during reading.
Different colors of highlighters let
you associate different concepts with
different colors (Parts of speech,
vocabulary words, causes and effects,
main ideas and supporting details,
notes for a writing assignment, etc.
(e.g. Green-Topic and concluding
sentences, Yellow=Key Ideas,
Pink=examples, evidence and
elaborations, Blue=new vocabulary,)
Study skills toolbar: Highlighter
(teacher-selected color code)
(Orange and Grey highlighters are
also available and can be put on your
toolbar by selecting Tools-
4. Circle important
Circle Tools for circling key text structures
before thoroughly reading the text or to mark
up key information during reading.
Different circle colors can be used to
indicate specific text structures,
categories, parts of speech, etc
Study skills toolbar: Circle