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Back to School Issue
We hope you've had a great summer and are looking forward to
the start of school as much as we are. We've had a busy summer
and want to share with you all the things we've been working
on for you.
INTRODUCING WYNN 4
WYNN 4 has arrived! The dynamic literacy tool has a number of new
options and enhancements to ensure reading success. The new features
are the result of months of research and user input. This month we're
going to highlight some of the new features and how you'll be
able to use them.
To further enhance learning and comprehension,
WYNN 4 now allows users to add, change and view Text Notes and Voice
Notes in the Exact View and Text View of a document. These new features
provide even more methods to increase individual engagement in the
learning process. In addition, Exact View has been improved to provide
a brighter and crisper view of the page.
new feature is homophones, you know, those words that sound the
same but have different meaning and spellings. They can cause problems
for even the best readers and writers. WYNN 4 is able to verify
correct usage in the document. The homophones work within the custom
definitions available from Wordsmyth, the leading electronic and
print reference company.
response to user requests, WYNN 4 now includes AT&T Natural
Voices TM for high quality and more human-sounding voices. English
and Spanish languages are standard and other languages are available.
Users still have the option of using ViaVoice Outloud™, IBM's
precise-sounding speech synthesizer.
WYNN users can now save and convert any document into MP3 or WAV
files. This allows the user to listen to a file later at their convenience
using any MP3 compatible device, including portable devices like
Scientific LSG In the News
We think WYNN and TestTalker are great products but there's
nothing like hearing it from some of the most respected publications
in the education industry. The May issue of Technology & Learning
featured a review of TestTalker. You can read it at http://www.freedomscientific.com/LSG/about/tnl5903-final.pdf.
The summer issue of the highly respected Children's Technology
Review also reviewed both WYNN and TestTalker.
Are You Getting the Most Out of WYNN?
Would you like to know
more about incorporating various features of WYNN into your teaching
or learning? Would you like to see what's new in our latest version
We are offering
a FREE 45-minute online workshop to review the
many powerful features in WYNN and to provide an overview of what's
new in WYNN 4. These workshops are hosted live over the web using
special meeting technology called GoToMeeting. All that's required
to participate is a high-speed Internet connection and a phone line.
New in WYNN 4" is being offered at the following times:
• Thursday, September 22 at 3:15 EST
• Tuesday, September 27 at 3:15 CST
• Tuesday, October 4 at 3:15 CST
NOTE: Please carefully note the time zone for each training and
choose the one that best meets your schedule.
To sign up,
contact your Regional Manager with your preferred date and your
complete contact information so that we can provide you with registration/sign-in
information. For a list of states covered in each region, go to
One thing our users all agree on is that whether you are in the
third grade or in your 30's, WYNN is great for everyone. We're talking
with adult users of WYNN to see how they use it outside the classroom
The WYNNing Word has been designed to help educators learn more about
literacy issues and apply proven methods in the classroom. Freedom
Scientific's resident expert, Lynn Regan, will answer your questions
in her column. She will also address questions using WYNN and TestTalker
in the classroom. To submit questions, please e-mail Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org
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