Special needs children and students across North America and other countries are using Zane Education's online visual learning solution and subtitled educational video library because it provides a unique and compelling visual learning teaching resource for online learning that teaches a vast range of curriculum subjects - but more importantly, because it provides an effective introduction to online education for special needs children with choices - the choices of what to learn and how to learn it.
Depending on the severity of individual cases, Zane Education does not see children with special needs as being any different to their peers. In fact many special needs children have exceptional abilities and have different gifts, all of which are exhibited in different ways. In many cases it is simply a matter of the parent or teacher having the opportunity and the ability to discover what they are. Having the opportunity to identify those qualities comes down to having the opportunity to work one-on-one with the child - and allowing them to make those choices that help in that identification process. Zane simply provides the tools to enable the parent, teacher or caregiver to work one-on-one with each child.
Zane's online learning service focuses on visual learning and the use of subtitled video as a teaching medium because all children have preferred learning styles. Visual learning caters most effectively for the widest range of learning styles - and by delivering the information to each student in the preferred format they are able to process it more effectively, which ensures that the learning process is, and continues to be, enjoyable, beneficial and interesting - an issue that is important for all children and not just those with special needs.
By providing the special needs student with the choice of what to learn, those children have the ability to demonstrate which topics interest them and suit their abilities - which then helps stimulate the learning process. Then by providing the material in a range of formats, they can proceed to process that information in the manner that best suits their preferred learning style. In other words, it makes learning easier.
However there are three advanced features that makes Zane's visual learning program, the online learning solution of choice for those parents and teachers that want to provide an effective education for their special needs children and students. As parents and teachers:
Our advanced online learning solution provides these significant and unequalled benefits for those families seeking education for their special needs child:
Visual learning entails the use of visual aids like video to convey ideas even more effectively. It enhances learning since interactive effects are used to reinforce the content being learned. Visual learning is a great way of learning as it aids to increase a learner's interest in a certain subject.
Visual learning techniques are used widely in schools across the country to accomplish curriculum goals and improve student performance.
Substantial research promotes the use of video in the classroom, or the home, as a dynamic and effective resource for teaching and supporting curriculum material. According to a recent teacher survey, 94% of classroom teachers had effectively used video during the course of the last academic year, and most teachers were using it frequently - on average, at least once per week.
"A picture is worth a thousand words, but add text to the sound and video becomes a reading tutor."
(Captions For Literacy, 2008)
Zane provides the only fully subtitled (captioned) video library with enlarged fonts developed specifically for teaching available online. It enables study of curriculum material and reading improvement - at the same time! AND there are now legal requirements to cater for students with learning disabilities.
Many teachers dislike preparing and grading exams, and most students' dread taking them. Yet tests are powerful educational tools that serve at least four functions. They help evaluate and assess whether students they are learning what is being expecting of them. They can serve to motivate and help students structure their academic efforts. They can help you understand how successfully material is being presented. And they can reinforce learning by providing students with indicators of what topics or skills they have not yet mastered and should concentrate on.
Zane uses multiple-choice tests to measure both simple knowledge and complex concepts because multiple-choice questions can be answered quickly and you can assess students' mastery of many topics in a short time period. Zane has also ensured that each correct or incorrect answer is qualified with a reason so as to ensure that the learning process continues.
A selection of interactive study tools are provided immediately beside every video to enable the student to fully explore and understand all aspects of each particular topic.
Zane provides free Lesson Planning for virtually all of the 260 topics so as to help reduce and minimize lesson planning and preparation time, and to ensure that lessons that are well planned, will achieve their objectives, and are more likely to provide the best learning outcomes for you and your children or students.
Zane Education's library of online subtitled video, online testing and assessment, quizzes and quiz questions have been specifically developed and produced for the teaching of the K-12 curriculum and are aligned to state, regional and national standards.
The Zane Learning Guide provides a detailed list and overview of the K-12 subjects and topics that can be studied using our online subtitled educational video library.
We highly recommend that you take the time to download this 270-page publication if you want to want to understand the comprehensive nature of the curriculum material we provide. Simply looking at our website will not fully inform you of the true extent of the learning material that we provide.
The link to download this from is: Catalog Downloads
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Zane Education provides a Guide for parents and caregivers of special needs students demonstrating how to use the visual learning resources provided on this website to achieve the best educational outcome for the student.
Customers can complete a free Registration for a Basic Membership by going to our Registration Page.
Access to the use of our full subtitled videos is a Premium Service and requires the purchase of a Gold, Silver or Bronze Membership subscription
Gold Membership - all videos for all subjects for all Grades
Silver Membership - all videos for all subjects for the chosen Grade
Bronze Membership - all videos for all Grades for the chosen Subject