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If you are a WYNN 5.0 customer, you have two exciting options
to update to WYNN 5.1:
- Use the FREE UPDATER to download WYNN
5.1 with all the new features, but without any of the new voices,
- Take advantage of our special offer
to get WYNN 5.1 with all the new features and the new voices for
just $35 from now through December 31, 2006.
For more information, please go to Freedom
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Would you like to know how some of our WYNN
users are using our new features to enhance the educational experience?
the world are reading Island of the Blue Dolphins.
This book can be downloaded from Bookshare.org,
a fee-based site for books for people with visual or other print
disabilities, or it can be scanned using WYNN
In one Canadian classroom, Ms. Marie Claire developed a plan to
allow all her students the pleasure of reading Island of the
- Save the book into WYNN 5.1 either by downloading or scanning.
- Then using the WYNN 5.1 Web access feature, open a
study guide Web site for the book.
- Using the Highlight pens, highlight any questions that you want
to use in the book.
- Using the Extract feature on the Web Tool Bar, extract by color
into a new WYNN document. This will enable you to refer to the
questions without going back to the Web site.
- Using the Study Skills Tool Bar, make either a note or voice
note feature to place study guide questions into the book. For
a note, copy & paste the question in the open note box.
- Have students answer questions either by highlighting, writing
in the note, or creating their own voice note.
- Using the Highlight pens, highlight the vocabulary words in
either the online version or the WYNN scanned version. In the
scanned version, use the List feature on the Study Skills Tool
Bar to create a new document for vocabulary. In the online version,
use Extract by color into a new WYNN document.
- Have students use the dictionary feature to copy and paste
- Print a study guide from the Q&As. Save the document so
that the students may listen to it at any time.
- Print a study guide from the vocabulary lists. Save the document
so that the students may listen to it at any time.
While listening to the story definitely helps the learning disabled
(LD) student, it will also help many other students to enjoy reading.
We all learn
differently. Right from when we are little and begin to explore
the world, it is apparent that we each find our own path to enriched
learning. Using technology helps to address these individual learning
Using WYNN can help bring the joy of learning to any student.
a high school classroom in America, Mr. John Beckers has his class
studying the Civil War. He also wants to reach every student in
his class. His LD students rarely participate in discussions nor
do they willingly respond to questions. Beckers believes it is their
lack of confidence in their reading and comprehension skills that
was leading to this lack of interaction.
- Beckers feels he has found a solution for his students: WYNN
5.1 in conjunction with Digital
History. This is a Web site using new technologies to enhance
teaching and research. Beckers chose A House Divided
to introduce his class to the Civil War. He used WYNN 5.1 to introduce
outlining a chapter to his students.
Here is the plan that Beckers developed to introduce how to outline
- Access Digital
History using the WYNN 5.1 Web access feature and a projection
This is for a group lesson. This can also be done independently
at the student's computer.
- Select A House Divided, then The Impending Crisis.
Of course, you may choose any section to read.
- Using the Read feature, have the students listen to the text.
- Using the highlight pens, choose a color to highlight vocabulary
words, extract by color into a WYNN document.
- Using the Study Skills Tool Bar, use the dictionary feature
to copy and paste a definition next to each word.
- Using the File List, go back to the Web site. Erase vocabulary
- Using the Highlight feature, choose a color to highlight main
ideas and another color for supporting details.
- Select Extract by order into a WYNN document.
- Print a study guide from the vocabulary list. Save the document
so the students may listen to it at any time.
- Main and supporting idea document can be used as a study guide
and also for a guide for writing summaries. Save the document
for future review.
Digital History is a very robust Web site. It is well worth exploring
its many interactive options for enhanced learning. The material
is rich with information, but can be overwhelming to the struggling
student. WYNN 5.1 can help to break down the barriers to understanding
"Kids that have reading and writing problems–if
they're provided with the technology that will read to them–it's
a given that they are going to comprehend better,"
said Judy Brady, administrator for assistive technology in Anne
Arundel County Schools, Maryland, "It's not that
these kids aren't smart," she explained."They
can apply the information easily–if they can get it."
This quote is from Tech
Helps Special-Needs Kids Pass Key Tests, an article that
appeared in eSchool
News online in August, 2005. It was referred to again in
the October 23, 2006 esn
Today, Vol.9 No.40 under News Stories and Best Practices.
(See eSchoolNews.com for more information.)
Tip of the Month:
Here is an idea to try if you are drawing zones that extend beyond
the window on your computer screen. Since the window does not automatically
scroll down while you are are drawing the zones, it is helpful to
have more of the page on the screen. To set WYNN's Exact View to
show the entire page, do the following:
- Choose ADVANCED from the tool bar.
- Select DYNAMIC ZONING.
- Select ENABLE DYNAMIC ZONING & SHOW CURRENT ZONES.
- While in Dynamic Zoning, select VIEW from the tool bar.
- From the View menu, choose ZOOM EXACT VIEW.
- Select FIT to HEIGHT.
Keep an Eye on the News
building for e-books - Texas, California, and Philcomcast are
leading the way. (See eSchoolNews.com for more information.)
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