ERIC Number: ED408807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy Technology Project.
Nelson, Carol J.; And Others
This curriculum and set of support materials are intended to help special educators and others incorporate assistive writing technologies into the writing curriculum and teach the student with a disability how to use the technology. Materials are included to be placed at each computer, which cover the operating basics for both Macintosh and Windows 95 machines. These include instructions for turning on the computer, opening a program, saving your work, opening a saved file, quitting programs, and word processing basics. The next sheets cover word processing while using the Kurzweil VOICE Write: Outloud and Co: Writer software programs. Also included in the packet is a list of assistive technology programs with sources, prices, descriptions, and suggested applications. A teacher's guide on helping students use the computer in writing is modeled as a writing portfolio and follows the four steps of the writing process: (1) pre-writing, (2) writing and revising, (3) publishing, and (4) assessing. The guide includes sections for both teachers and students and provides student activities and examples of each stage of the writing process. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Idaho Univ., Moscow. Idaho Center on Developmental Disabilities.