Software

Making Videos in Your Classroom: A Great Way to Engage and Inspire Students (2012)

The authors of this guide explain that making videos is a good way to engage learners and teach new skills. They point out that students who dislike writing assignments may find it far more interesting to present their research in a digital format.

They outline the steps required to make a video; list the materials needed; and provide a number of suggested topics for videos.

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2013-04-26

Digital Storytelling: A Great Way to Engage and Inspire Learners (2010)

The authors note that storytelling has always played a big role in Aboriginal culture. Digital storytelling simply brings that tradition into the computer age.

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2011-11-04

It gets in your brain... (2005)

Effective Practices in Adult Literacy Using Speech Assisted Reading and Writing (SARAW) with People with Disabilities

Like a tool kit or handbook this guide offers activities, resources, and suggestions to help you increase literacy learning opportunities for adults with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.

The guide is for instructors, tutors and coordinators in adult literacy programs and support workers and coordinators in disabilities and rehabilitation programs and organizations.

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2006-04-19

Women with Disabilities and Adaptive Technology (2005)

Summary Report

This summary report is about the life experiences of women with disabilities.

The project looked at women's experiences with unemployment, underemployment, employment and Adaptive Technology.

Adaptive technology is whatever equipment, hardware or software it takes for any person to use a computer.

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2006-03-14

Women with Disabilities and Adaptive Technology (2005)

Summary Report - Plain Language

This report, written in plain language, is about the life experiences of women with disabilities.

The project looked at women's experiences with unemployment, underemployment, employment and Adaptive Technology.

Adaptive technology is whatever equipment, hardware or software it takes for any person to use a computer.

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2006-03-14

Réussir en math (1999)

A skill-based approach to mathematics

This is a review of a French computer software program with a skill-based approach to learning basic mathematical concepts including place value, the four basic operations, decimals, fractions, percentages and metric measurement. At the time of the review, the program was only available in French, with an English version expected soon.

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2003-12-01

Executive summary of the Use of Educational Software in Adult Literacy Programs: (1996)

A comparison of Integrated Learning Systems and Stand-alone Software

This research report outlines the research and results of a project designed to investigate some of the purported advantages of using Integrated Learning Systems (ILSes) in adult literacy programs in Manitoba. Specifically, it examined three systems currently being used in the province, namely TRO's PLATO, the Columbia Computer Corporation package, and the Pathfinder computer managed instruction system.

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2003-10-14

Starspell 2001 (2001)

This software review from CONNECT features Starspell 2001 by Fisher-Marriot. Starspell is a spelling program for learners who like to work through a range of spelling rules in an orderly progression.

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2003-07-31

Netquiz 1.5 (2001)

This software is a fully bilingual authoring tool for the Internet and was created with financial support from the ministère de l'Éducation du Québec. It allows you to create five types of quizzes with up to 100 questions. The quizzes can contain pictures, videos and sound. Once you have created the quizzes on your computer, you can copy them to an Internet server for use over the Internet.

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2003-07-31

The Companion to SARAW (1999)

An Exercise Workbook

The Companion to SARAW (Speech Assisted Reading and Writing) was developed for an expressed need, to expand the SARAW program's capabilities within the framework of the computer program. With the READ section of SARAW being an untapped wealth of learning opportunities, the stories from READ were taken and from them Directed Reading and Thinking Activities were created. The same stories were also used to develop basic grammar exercises.

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2000-04-20
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