TOOL FACTORY BEEP! INTRODUCES EARLY LEARNERS TO IT SKILLS WITH A ZING
AND A THWAP!
Sunderland, VT May 4, 2006 – Experience the early IT program that brought our office to a standstill!
Tool Factory Beep! is jam-packed
with fun activities that encourage students to develop important IT
skills and build confidence with the computer. Based on the well-researched theories of creative
play and exploration, students get absolutely hooked on Beep! Navigate a maze and develop spatial orientation
skills. Dress the creature
and spark lively discussion. Use the word robot to develop word recognition.
Animate characters with simple mouse clicks to build confidence. There
are endless opportunities for creative thinking and discussion. Tool
Factory Beep! is ideal for early
learners, autism, and pre-reader in grades PreK-3 and inclusion. Clip
art library included for printing and coloring.
Odd One Out- Find the odd picture in a group.
The group size will steadily increase to a maximum of 10. Emerging
readers can practice their visual discrimination skills which are
critical to letter-learning.
Maze- Click the targets on the path to navigate your character
through the maze to its home. Work on spatial orientation, directional
skills such as “left” “right”, “up”, and “down”, and complete basic
navigation and pre-map reading tasks.
Wardrobe - Select a series of wacky outfits by using the magic
wand to dress your baby friend! Each
time you open the activity the wardrobe will change providing infinite
combinations. This is an excellent cause-and-effect activity where
students complete a sequential series of tasks.
- Create a picture and watch it come to life!
Select a stamp from the toolbar and let creativity be your
guide. When finished click the play button to watch
your scene take off! Sequence
a story, and practice pre-painting skills at the same time.
Box - Using the cursor to choose a color and let imagination
be your guide. Every time a
mark is made on the screen a different sound will play. When finished watch and listen to your masterpiece
as it is redrawn and replayed before your eyes! This activity introduces
early learners to click-and-drag, as well as painting.
Word Robot - Drag words into a grid to hear the robot say them.
Choose from a range of pre-made word sets, or customize the
word sets to match your current vocabulary word lists. Hold the CTRL key and press “r” and record your
own voice so the new words can be spoken as well! It’s an ideal way to support word recognition
and get students building their first simple sentences.
students will ask to return to the computer lab again and again to
play Tool Factory Beep!
Factory Beep! is
available from Tool Factory’s website or by purchase order.
Factory Inc., 3336 Sunderland
Hill Road, Sunderland,
To Order: (800) 220-8386 Fax PO to: (802) 375-6860
Tool Factory Beep!
Grades PreK-3, Inclusive
Item #: 2170
Single: $49.95 Unlimited Network Site License: $379.95
ABOUT TOOL FACTORY
Tool Factory is a woman-owned, Vermont-based
business with the goal to make a difference in US education by providing superior
educational software. The catalog offers over 150 titles, including a suite of digital imaging
products designed to maximize the use of digital imaging in the classroom.
Teachers, students, and parents
join the Tool Factory staff in testing products to ensure that they
are easy to navigate, fun to use, and beneficial to the learning process.
Tool Factory is now combining many of the special education and mainstream
products to better serve the inclusion classroom.
Media Contact: Jennifer Sweeney
Tool Factory Inc., 3336
Sunderland Hill Road, Sunderland,
Telephone: (802) 375-6549 Ext. 201 Fax: (802) 375-6860
Email Address: Jennifer@toolfactory.com