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Provide scanning pen so students with reading disabilities can scan and have the test read out loud to them at their own pace.

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Students ace their test with the scanning pen!

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School:
Eastside High School 
Subject:
Special Needs Students 
Teacher:
Coral Antony 
Students Impacted:
  
Grade:
9-12 
Date:
February 17, 2017

0% Funded

 

 

Only $263.00 Needed

 

 

Goal

Provide scanning pen so students with reading disabilities can scan and have the test read out loud to them at their own pace. 

 

What will be done with my students

Students with reading disabilities will be able to scan questions and reading passages at their own pace when taking tests. The scanning pen reads the scanned text out loud, and the student is able to pace him/herself depending on the complexity of the items.
A pen will be kept in the Media Center to be checked out by students as needed. 

 

Benefits to my students

Students with reading disabilities can take tests without adult help, and remain in the classroom during the test.
Student has the ability to scan faster or slower, according to the text/concept difficulty.
Student listens via headphones and other students are not disturbed during the test. One set of earplugs is included.
Approved by several exam boards.
Pen has optical character recognition engine so no need for expensive optical recognition software for PDF documents.
Cheaper than a laptop with optical recognition software.
Pen has built-in-speaker for situations when working in pairs is needed.
Pen has rechargeable battery via USB port
Several students will benefit from one purchase. 

 

Budget Narrative

Funds will be used to purchase ONE (1) C-Pen Exam-Reader pen ($250) and corresponding shipping expenses ($13). This is a hand-held scanner in the shape of a pen that scans and then reads the text out loud. It has been approved for IB and other testing agencies. It is a totally portable, pocket-sized device that reads text out aloud with an human-like digital voice. More information can be found in the pen's website. http://www.examreader.com/ 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 C-Pen Exam reader $263.00
  Total: $263.00

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Only $263.00 Needed

 

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