Research indicates that when students select their own books to read, their literacy levels improve. This program walks you through making books, putting books on bookshelves and selecting books for students to read. My Own Bookshelf even collects data on each student's reading experience. Works with mouse/trackball/joystick, keyboard, touchscreen, and switches.
With My Own Bookshelf students have the power to choose the books they want to read. My Own Bookshelf records each reading session, letting you know how many books your student has read and which books they choose to read the most.
Need to send a book home with a student or share a fun book with your colleagues? My Own Bookshelf allows you to print out books for offline use and to import and export books to share with colleagues and parents.
Things you can do in My Own Bookshelf:
- Create personalized and engaging books
- Use wizards to add media such as text, images and Quicktime and AVI movies. Sound options include importing, recording and Text-to-Speech (TTS)
- Place books onto electronic bookshelves for students to read. Each bookshelf holds up to nine books and allows for easy organization. My Own Bookshelf allows you to categorize books by author, student, subject, etc.
- Set and save student access options and preferences
Features and Benefits:
- Increase literacy experiences
- Listen to and read stories independently
- Improve control and attending skills
- Auditory scan for 2 switch step scan
- Highlights word-by-word when reading books with a computer voice
- Resize movies and images
- Automatically adds computer speech to text box
- Special feature to read with one computer voice for all books without changing the original books
- Make unlimited books and bookshelves
- Make a different bookshelf for each student or thematic unit
- Customize the options for each student with Steps to Learning Design
- Collect data on student selections and reading time
- Includes SoftTouch Reader for sharing books with others
My Own Bookshelf is designed to foster development in the areas of:
- Early concepts
- Resource preparation
- Switch use
- Choosing a switch