Kurzweil 3000 is an integrated reading, writing, and study skill support software that enables struggling readers to learn from the same content as their peers.
Students may have difficulty reading for a variety of reasons. Their inability to read fluently at grade level means they are unable to learn from class and curriculum content. For these students, Kurzweil 3000 can be life changing.
Kurzweil 3000 provides multi-sensory access to virtually any text or curriculum, including print, electronic, and web-based material – so students learn from grade appropriate content, develop valuable study skills, and become independent learners.
Unlike other programs that work only with preformatted material, Kurzweil 3000 allows teachers and students the freedom to work with content from any publisher across content areas.
Additionally, Kurzweil 3000 supports the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), enabling multiple means for students of all abilities to engage with digital text.
Moreover, Kurzweil 3000 is used at all tier levels within Response to Intervention (RtI) programs to prevent students’ academic performance from slipping.
Kurzweil 3000: features
Supports critical reading skills
Kurzweil 3000 can access virtually any content, supporting decoding skills and vocabulary so students can focus on comprehending.
Kurzweil 3000 reads text aloud at a rate appropriate to each user, providing a model of and support for fluent decoding. Kurzweil 3000’s patented dual highlighting of on screen text improves students’ reading performance by highlighting a sentence, line or phrase in one colour and each word in another colour as it is read aloud.
By fluently reading text aloud, Kurzweil 3000 increases students reading speed and provides increased exposure to grade-appropriate vocabulary.
Dictionaries and other tools in the program further enhance vocabulary development. One-click access to word support, including recursive dictionaries, synonyms, syllables and word spelling helps students with decoding and keeps them actively reading when they reach passages they would otherwise have difficulty comprehending.
Kurzweil 3000 enables struggling readers to focus on the meaning of content, while offering highlighters and other supports for students to interact with text to increase their comprehension.
Read the Web
Kurzweil 3000 enhances audible and visual access to web pages with Mozilla Firefox, opening up the resources of the Internet to all students, while providing the same reading and reference features that users enjoy within Kurzweil 3000.
Offers flexible writing tools
As students type, they can use the check-spelling-while-typing and speak-while-typing features to quickly recognize and correct spelling mistakes. The audible spell checker and comprehensive word prediction feature further assist students with writing and editing reports, essays and papers independently.
Develops important study skills
Kurzweil 3000 study skills tools enable teachers to teach and reinforce important study skills that will help students for their entire lives.
Students can improve their reading comprehension and retention with tools such as text highlighting, annotations, bubble notes, voice notes, bookmarks and extraction of outlines or word lists.
Teachers can individualize instruction without differentiating curriculum:
Because Kurzweil 3000 can work with almost any form of text, teachers can often avoid using separate curriculum products for their struggling readers.
Kurzweil 3000 also allows teachers to insert text and voice notes into documents to embed instruction for individual students or entire classes.
Teachers can also embed bubble notes containing questions and instructions to assigned reading to help students stay on task and support reading comprehension.
Provides secure test taking with appropriate supports
Most assessments, from short classroom quizzes to state-standard tests, can be taken securely with Kurzweil 3000.
The supports available to students can be turned on or off to match the requirements of the assessment or a particular students IEP.
Kurzweil 3000 Mobile app
For iPad, iPhone and iPod touch 5
Kurzweil 3000 Mobile is the mobile extension of the leading computer program Kurzweil 3000. Make sure to have a Kurzweil 3000 PC or Mac license version 14 in order to use Kurzweil 3000 Mobile.
Kurzweil 3000 Mobile is an app for reading and editing Kurzweil 3000 documents (KES format) on your iDevice (iPad, iPhone and iPod touch).
Some of the capabilities of the Kurzweil 3000 computer program can also be found in Kurzweil 3000 Mobile.
The high-quality voices provided in iOS are used in different languages during reading aloud. The “dual highlighting” ensures that you can follow the words as they are being read aloud.
In addition to reading, you can also add notes. To do so, you can use the integrated word prediction.
In addition to the default word predictions, you are presented with suggestions meant for people with dyslexia. Typical writing mistakes are taken into account. You can also have the note read aloud.
If the meaning of a word in the text is unclear, you can search for it in a dictionary function, included in the app. Additional information will be displayed with a picture and an example sentence, information about the conjugation when a verb is involved, and the dictionary explanation from the dictionaries installed on your device.
From PC to mobile device
Kurzweil 3000 Mobile sorts your files on two tabs: One for your local documents and one for your Dropbox documents. You can use the same documents on both Kurzweil 3000 Mobile and Kurzweil 3000 on a PC or laptop using Dropbox.
How to install Kurzweil 3000 Mobile on your iDevice
Per Kurzweil 3000 v14 license, you have a Kurzweil 3000 Mobile license, which enables you to install and use the app on two devices, for use by a single user.
1. System requirements
The app can be installed on following devices:
- iPad2 or higher
- iPhone 4 or higher
- iPod touch 5 or higher
2. Read the manual
We recommend you to first take a moment to read the manual before you install the app, especially with regard to:
- preparing your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to use Kurzweil 3000 Mobile
- creating a user account on the Kurzweil 3000 license server
3. Download and install the Kurzweil 3000 Mobile app
Download K3000 Mobile on the App Store
4. Start the app
Before You can use the app you need to create a user account (see manual).
Kurzweil 3000 has been developed and localised by Kurzweil Education and Sensotec nv.
The Kurzweil 3000 Mobile app has been developed by Sensotec nv.