Kurzweil 3000 Tips to Start out the 2011-2012 School Year
  1. Start the year off assigning students a writing prompt: Why this is going to be my best school year yet!
  2. Virtually Print Word and PDF tests and assignments so students can read along with Kurzweil - you don't have to read tests or assignments again! Students will develop a sense of independence.
  3. Students who have Internet assignments should log into Kurzweil - Click on the Read the Web icon and use the K3000 read features to listen to their assignments. They can copy and paste text from a Web page into a K3000 Document and read their article. Or Virtually Print the web page to Kurzweil and then highlight important information and extract it.
  4. Teach parent volunteers or high school students how to scan in books and edit the text to make sure text scanned in correctly.
  5. Have students watch the How To Movies built into Kurzweil - Help - How to Movies
  6. There is a Classics Folder on the DVD with 1,400 Classics in digital format that you can assign to your students reading the Classics.
  7. If parents have a computer and an Internet connection they can install Kurzweil on the computer and their son/daughter will have access to their assignments at home. You can let them borrow a DVD or they can down load a copy of Kurzweil at: Install Kurzweil 3000 v12 Web License at school and home: kurzweiledu.com/installv12

Logging in and updating Kurzweil 3000 to v12.06:
  1. Open Kurzweil 3000
  2. Log in using your login and password: Once you've logged in, please update Kurzweil 3000 to the newest version - Click on Online on the Menubar and select Update and then a window will pop-up and click in the box before 12.06 update and the download will start automatically.
  3. After the update is downloaded, it will ask you to restart Kurzweil.

Other topics:
Customize Menubars
Virtually Print
Save files to VPort Library so other teachers and students have access to the files
Bookshare.org - logging in and downloading books
All staff and students can install Kurzweil 3000 at home
Test samples to download