Tool Factory Solves Your Entire School’s
IT Needs With a Single Purchase!
VT May 12, 2006 –Tool
Factory just launched IT System, a program bundle designed
to cover all your school’s technology needs at once. Tool Factory
IT System is made up of 23 independent software programs, including
student versions of nearly every major tool and application required
by technology standards, plus a myriad of curriculum programs for
daily reinforcement. From
elementary word-processing, to database building and advanced graphics,
each tool is designed to get students developing critical IT skills
at a younger age so they can easily transition to the professional
software tools when they are ready. All software is age-appropriate
and there’s even a screen reader with scanning for inclusive classrooms
and ESL students. Many of the tools share the same interface, making
professional-development training a cinch and creating an easier
learning environment for students and teachers alike. Teachers will
appreciate the wide variety of skills development programs, web-based
subscription resources, and curriculum programs for reading, math,
science, and music.
Tool Factory IT System
includes all of the following programs, at a savings of over $2,500!
- Tool Factory
- Tool Factory Keyboarding
- Tool Factory Keyboarding
- Tool Factory Workshop Deluxe (including, Word Processor, Painter, Database, Spreadsheet, Draw, Branch, Logo, Administrator, Bank Manager)
- MultiMedia Lab V
- Tool Factory Home Page
- Tool Factory Beep
- Clip Art Station
- Worksheet Station
- Elementary Zone
- Tool Factory Phonics 1, 2, 3, and 4 and Complete System
- Tool Factory Science
- Tool Factory Musical
Monsters 1, 2, and 3
Factory Reader with Scanning -
Tool Factory Screen Reader with Scanning was developed to
help PC users of all capabilities create, read, view, scan and check
text. Ideal for ESL, students can listen to any information depicted
on the computer screen in Spanish or English, with one click of
the mouse! This tool contains optical character recognition technology
to convert paper documents or PDF files into Microsoft Word
text, which can then be read back immediately by Tool Factory
Screen Reader. It also includes a talking spell checker, homophone
tool, word prediction feature, bilingual dictionary and thesaurus,
calculator voice, and one-click spacing tools. Grades
1-12+, inclusive, Windows platform.
Tool Factory Keyboarding Adventure - Embark on an action packed touch-typing adventure through
the Australian Outback with your
animated young guide Kewala the Koala! Designed
for K-6 students, Tool Factory Keyboarding Adventure includes
10 elementary-level units, carefully designed to lead students through
a progression of keyboarding skills. The first 8 adventures teach
students to type with ten fingers, while transparently developing
the ability to read while typing.
Students type faster so Kewala can avoid constant perils and survive his journey to
of Eaz! With clever
commentary and enthusiasm Kewala motivates
children to keep typing without ever knowing that they are learning!
Grades K-8, inclusive, Win/Mac platform.
Tool Factory Keyboarding Skills - Improve your touch-typing skills by 40% in just 10 easy lessons! Over 4
million people have been trained worldwide with this system. Appropriate
for secondary students, teachers, and parents alike, Tool Factory
Keyboarding Skills monitors every keystroke to create a personal
course for every learner, so that keyboarding skills are developed
in the quickest amount of time possible. There is even a course
for commonly used punctuation keys, a number
keypad course, a speed builder and advanced user course. Clear reports
are displayed at the end of every lesson, and users can view progress
at any time during the course with a Statement of Proficiency
or progress report. The Administrator program makes it simple to
manage large user groups, sort and search data, print reports and
generate completion certificates. It’s ideal for self-study. Grades
6-12+, inclusive, Win/Mac platform.
Workshop Deluxe- It’s
been cited as "The most child-friendly office suite ever built!" Fully configurable to the age level or learning
ability of any student, each program uses the same interface, so
students switch from one application to another with ease. Text-to-speech is integrated into most programs,
along with a built-in tutor for new users and ESL students. Tool
Factory Workshop Deluxe includes:
Word Processor - A versatile,
talking word processor can be used for book reports, journals, presentations,
and posters. Win/Mac.
Painter - A powerful
drawing tools, plus a multitude of special effects, and hundreds
of stamps spark creativity in any classroom. Win/Mac.
Database – Allows students
to handle data with ease. This
is an incredible program for collecting science data, sorting, and
graphing information quickly. Kids start building databases in grade
2 and continue to use this program straight through high school.
Spreadsheet – We guarantee
this is the easiest spreadsheet you'll ever use! It supports all
the conventional spreadsheet functions, plus easy graphing and plenty
of new multimedia features. Win/Mac.
Branch – Build decision
trees with text, pictures and audio then print for huge wall posters! Teach sorting and basic science keying. Windows platform.
Draw –Build maps, plans
and other geometric drawings. This
is a great pre-cursor to CAD and architectural drawing. Windows
Logo - Introduce the basic concepts of computer programming
at any age with simple keystrokes in this Logo program. Windows
Administrator - Teachers configure class-wide or individual student
access to each program in the Tool Factory Workshop Deluxe
suite. Teachers can also configure the interface of each program
to the level of the learning environment, then
assign these to each independent student. Windows
Bank Manager – Teachers
can easily edit, search, and create new banks of clip art. Windows
This paint program is an art teacher's dream!
It simulates real painting tools including crayons, charcoal,
pastel, airbrush and watercolor. Use the picture brushes for truly
creative effects and select from multiple paint palettes. Fresco
is customizable for all ages. There are four built-in levels and
teachers have the option to create new levels to meet the needs
of individuals or groups of students. Fresco is ideal for use with a whiteboard, projector,
or pressure sensitive pen tablet. Grades K-12,
inclusive, Windows platform.
V - This is the ultimate tool for building interactive
slide shows and claymation projects! In
a few minutes you will be dragging in pictures, linking buttons,
and recording narration. Use
path animation to create a moving photo-montage.
The entire program is structured with drag-and-drop simplicity. There are hundreds of clip art files, scores
of templates, and detailed tutorials to get you started. Bring your
creativity! Use MultiMedia Lab V to construct interactive
web quests, make a presentation, do a class project, write a report,
animate stories, or make a screensaver. Grades
4-12+, Windows platform.
Home Page - Build a web site without complex programming! Tool Factory Home Page is designed to
help students and teachers create professional looking web sites.
It removes the technical barriers associated with HTML programming.
Students will explore web site layout and design, and even add animation
and "Mouse Over" effects with just a few mouse clicks.
Preview the website through a browser, and then publish directly
onto the internet so that others can view your work. Every web site
project is saved as a series of HTML pages, ready for uploading
onto the World Wide Web. Grades 3-12+, Windows
Factory Beep! - 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 skills. 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-readers. Clip art library included for printing and coloring.
PreK-3, inclusion, Win/Mac.
Clip Art Station
- Visit http://www.clipartstation.com
and get a great collection of photos to use in projects! Our library of photographs and artwork is perfect
for students, teachers, and families. Subscribers get instant access
to the full library of artwork posted on Clip Art Station.
Download an unlimited number of images for one week, one month,
or one year. There's even a school version that allows an unlimited
number of users from a single school to access the site for a full
year. This is great for students who need photos for school projects
or homework. Grades 2-adult, inclusive, Win/Mac.
- Imagine doing away with the last minute rush of creating
worksheets before class! Go to http://www.worksheetstation.com for
a great collection of worksheets to use in your classroom! Our growing library of worksheets is perfect
for students and teachers alike. This online subscription service
has worksheets for many subjects at multiple grade levels! The worksheets
are saved in multiple formats, so they will be sure to fit your
classroom needs. Grades K-13+, inclusive, Win/Mac.
Elementary Zone - This premier Internet subscription service provides nearly 100 exciting
educational activities and games.
Kids will have so much fun; they won't even know they are
developing skills in literacy, science, and math. The site is jam-packed
with colorful graphics and wonderful animations. Each activity has
been carefully designed so that students can navigate the site by
themselves. There are two zones, one for home use and one
for school use, each designed for elementary children, ages 4 to
11 and inclusion. Win/Mac.
Phonics System – Includes:
Tool Factory Phonics - 4 CD Set, Clusters Phonics Game
with 100 tiles, 8 Spelling Board Games, 177 Magnetic Letters
and Clusters. The complete system teaches pre-readers the
fundamentals of phonics. The games, letters, and CDs all use the
same color-coding system so that students make connections and translate
skills. Reach multiple learning styles at grades K-4 ability level. Great for inclusion, Win/Mac
Tool Factory Science Diagrams - Finally, students can peer into the human body, take
apart car brakes, or see the phases of the moon, right from the
classroom! Students and teachers can create interesting illustrations
of their class work or projects, allowing everyone to see and understand
science concepts. With over 200 pre-constructed and editable diagrams,
Science Diagrams is the perfect timesaving tool for generating worksheets,
quizzes, and lab reports. This is an indispensable tool for any
science classroom! Grades
5-12, Windows platform.
Musical Monsters - Now
you can enjoy all levels of musical composition created by Tool
Factory Mini Musical Monsters, Tool Factory Musical Monsters,
and Tool Factory More Musical Monsters! This three CD set contains no speech and does
not require reading skills. It is a valuable addition to any elementary
setting. Tool Factory
Musical Monsters is also ideal for developing vital IT skills
and will quickly build confidence in novice computer users - any
mouse click or keyboard press will produce interesting songs!
Each program contains a library of resources such as, pre-recorded
tunes, sounds samples, and even printable lesson plans!
With a few simple clicks watch your compositions come to
life! PreK-5, inclusive, Win/Mac.
Where to Buy
IT System is available from Tool Factory’s
website or by purchase order.
Tool Factory Inc.,
3336 Sunderland Hill Road, Sunderland, VT 05250
To Order: (800)
220-8386 Fax PO
to: (802) 375-6860
Factory IT System
Platform: PC/Networkable, some Mac.
Item #: 2174
Single: $1,499.95 Unlimited Network Site License: $11,999.95
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
375-6549 Ext. 201
Fax: (802) 375-6860
Email Address: Jennifer@toolfactory.com
Tool Factory Inc.,
3336 Sunderland Hill Road, Sunderland, VT 05250