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Using Microsoft Word in the
Classroom

“Differentiating” : Sounds great,
but ……


Why differentiate?


How can/do you differentiate in the
classroom?


What resources can/do you use to
meet the needs of each student in the
classroom?


How difficult is this to do?


How much time does it take?

Speech to Text: Voice Recognition


Uses?



Students with reading/spelling
disabilities


Students with poor fine motor
coordination


Increase speaking fluency in students
with poor speech



Speech to Text: Voice Recognition


Try it out!


Speech to Text
-
Voice Recognition


Other Uses?

Text to Speech



Uses?


Test taking modifications


Differentiating reading levels


Listening comprehension practice


Individualization



Text to Speech


Demonstration:


Using Excel


Reconstruction Test


http://www.americanliterature.com/


Using Microsoft 2007



Text to Speech




http://www.bytecool.com/voices.htm


Free and Fee downloadable voices
(voices for a fee are higher quality)


http://www.naturalreaders.com/#


http://cepstral.com/demos/


http://www.naturalvoices.att.com/


Text to Speech


Try it out!


Instructions for Using Microsoft
Excel to read text


Other Uses?

Readability Levels


Uses?


Modify tests/text


Differentiate reading instruction for
different reading levels while maintaining
content


Increase writing skills


How to:



Instructions for Determining Readability
Levels

Readability Levels


Demonstration


www.sparknotes.com


Animal Farm 12.0


Animal Farm 10.3


Animal Farm 9.6


Animal Farm 7.2

Determining Readability


Additional Examples


http://www.americanliterature.com/


LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD 6.5


Textbook


Chapter 20
-
2 8.7 reading level


Chapter 20
-
2 7.1 reading level





Using Readability to Increase
Student Writing



A DAY IN THE LIFE
-
JACK



How Can I Use Word in My
Classroom?


Text to Speech

Text to Text

Readability
















Try it all out!

Assignment:



Create a differentiated reading
assignment for your class


Objective for the lesson should focus
on comprehension of text


Differentiate for 3 reading levels


On grade level


1
-
2 grade levels below


1
-
2 grade levels above


Plan should include all three uses for WORD
(speech to text, text to speech, readability)