Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bookshare: Training Resources Galore!

Bookshare K-12 Newsletter

March 8, 2012

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Introducing Your Bookshare Local Experts...

Are you looking for a local contact to help you implement Bookshare at your school or district? Are you looking for some consultation on how best to use Bookshare in the classroom? We now have a list of Bookshare Local Experts who are available to provide Bookshare consultation. These are teachers who use Bookshare regularly and have some wonderful tips to share. If you are interested in contacting your local expert please email: kristinac@benetech.org and we will connect you.

Website Updates

Bookshare's product management and engineering teams have been hard at work to make Bookshare even better. This week, for example, you may have noticed the addition of a "My Book History" link to your account task bar (visible after you log in). For organizational members especially, we recommend viewing My Book History in Table View rather than List View. Then you can see the books you've downloaded as well as sort them by title, date downloaded, and student (organizational memberships only). You can also select a book title in order to download that book again.
Learn more about this update, plus other helpful recent and future improvements, from the recording of our "Bookshare's Latest and Greatest" webinar. The recording is just under one hour in duration, but that includes about 20 minutes of Q&A.

Upcoming Webinars

This month we will be offering two partner webinars. Sign up today and learn about the variety of technology available to your students.
AT Webinar: Bookshare and Texthelp
Wednesday, March 14, 12:00 p.m. PDT, 1:00 p.m. MDT, 2:00 p.m. CDT, 3:00 p.m. EDT
Join Bookshare and Texthelp to learn how to read Bookshare books using Read&Write GOLD and the recently launched Webapps, including the new eBook Reader.
Sign up here.

Thursday, March 22, 12:00 p.m. PDT, 1:00 p.m. MDT, 2:00 p.m. CDT, 3:00 p.m. EDT
Join Bookshare and Cambium Learning Technologies to learn how to read Bookshare books using Kurzweil 3000 and the recently launched Webapp, Firefly.
Sign up here.

New Training Resources

If you haven't discovered our new training resources then take a look! Now K-12 teachers can access a wide range of training materials to use with other teachers, parents and students. Take a peek.
And for teachers-in-training at the post-secondary level we have a fantastic training section called Personnel Development Resource Materials. Find out more here.

Bookshare at Home

Don't forget to get your qualified students their own memberships for home use. This gives your students access to free technology and over 135,000 books! Watch this quick video and find out how easy it is to get them their own Bookshare memberships.
Questions? Please contact us at http://ctsp0.vresp.com/c/?Benetech/10dbb09a83/4c3c4a90b9/5edf5a1173/utm_content=knl%40ebrschools.org&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=www%2Ebookshare%2Eorg%2FcontactUs&utm_campaign=Training Resources Galore%21.
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AT Webinar: Bookshare and Kurzweil


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