Assistive Technology Links
Here are some additional support materials to assist you:
Links to the 24/7 Knowledge Base: http://donjohnston.com/knowledge-base/
Software Requirements for SOLO 6:
Permissions settings (Very Important):
Where to find the eText folder:
Managing Files on your Network:
Do you use a Proxy Server or Firewall?http://donjohnston.com/knowledge-base/
Co-Writer 6.0.2 update available:
FREE KEYBOARDING SITES
Practice keyboarding at home or during your free time. Some recommended sites from our therapists and case managers are as follows:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/ This website is highly recommended by the therapists. It breaks sets of letters down by home row & individual fingers. Each letter set is divided into a level that can be completed in one sitting. It is interactive and simple to follow. *It is put on by the BBC, so the animated characters have accents which can be a little difficult to understand at first.
http://www.nimblefingers.com/ This website is less interactive; it is good for students who want to know how fast they type and how accurate they are.
http://kidztype.com/browse-typing-games.html This website features Dance Mat interactive games that easily takes you through the introduction, tutorials and reviews of how to tough type. It has different levels and stages.
-This site is similar to nimble fingers.com (see above) but with better graphics. The students are required to type a series of letter combinations at varying difficulties to learn home row finger placement and increase speed. This website has several visual tools to help students remember placement without looking at their hands. It also includes a typing games section AND it saves progress so students are constantly moving forward in the program.
http://www.berkeleyprep.org/lower/links/typing%20games.htm This website is connected to a preparatory school; it lists several games both lower level and upper level to introduce and then challenge typers
-This site takes you to Super Hyper Spider typer; It’s a fun game with levels to increase speed and letter identification on the keyboard
- Students scroll to the bottom of the page and select one of two typing games. In Typing Jets, the students create a game and race against 3 other people (usually the computer) to type homerow letter combinations. In Sky Chase they compete against 13 other jets to type 3-4 letter words. Each game ends with a ranking, a chance to win a “trophy” and a score for characters per minute and an accuracy percentage. This is good for multi-player. Students & friends, siblings or parents can race each other.
-This link takes students directly to a keyboarding puzzle. They pick a background and the computer scrambles the keyboard keys in a box above the keyboard. Students then have to click & drag each key into the correct space on a blank keyboard. Great for learning where the letters/ numbers/ symbols are on the keyboard; this site gives a score and times the students.