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Activities for this Course: In addition to watching the video and exploring the links, course requirements include answering 3 Essential Questions and completing a Lesson Plan that incorporates the strategies learned.

Description: For students who struggle to translate ideas into writing, Co:Writer® SOLO can help with its industry standard Linguistic Word Prediction, FlexSpell, Topic Dictionaries, and new vocabulary supports narrow the gap between thoughts and written words. Learn how to use these and other great features of this powerful assistive technology software application.

Essential Question 1: How does this information apply to my student(s)?
Essential Question 2: What are the steps I will take to implement the idea(s) from this training?
Essential Question 3: What resources are necessary to make this plan a success (other teachers, classrooms, materials, etc)?

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Before watching the videos, please explore some of the research and case studies found on the Don Johnston website.

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Once you log-in to the Atomic Learning website, you will be able to view the following videos from the Assistive Technology Collection . Please view all of these videos in order. If you do not know the district log-in, just e-mail dwagner@msd38.org or kthomas@msd38.org .

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Now that you know how to manage topic dictionaries, take a look at the Topic Dictionaries found on the Don Johnston website. Think about how you could use one of these for the lesson plan you submit in order to receive credit for this class.

Don't forget to answer the essential questions in the Discussions tab of this Wiki.
Essential Question 1: How does this information apply to my student(s)?
Essential Question 2: What are the steps I will take to implement the idea(s) from this training?
Essential Question 3: What resources are necessary to make this plan a success (other teachers, classrooms, materials, etc)?

E-mail your lesson plan using what you learned in these videos to dwagner@msd38.org