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Tool Factory Workshop V3 Enhances Student Learning With All New Teacher-Requested Features
Posted by Kendra Ericson at 10:53:51 AM Fri 01/30/2009
Tool Factory, Inc., an educational technology company, offers a host of new features in its Tool Factory Workshop V3 and Deluxe V3 software.

Sunderland, VT, January 30, 2009 - Tool Factory, a leader in educational technology products has added a new slide show program to its popular Tool Factory Workshop software suite. One mouse click turns any word processing document into an instant slide show presentation. V3 takes the student-friendly office suite to new levels of sophistication and usability with its speech-by-phonics tools, configurability for multiple learning levels, and simple features for layering graphics. All applications are nested into the same interface, allowing users to switch seamlessly from one application to another.

Tool Factory Workshop V3, cited as "the most child-friendly office suite ever built," is fully configurable to the age level or learning ability of any student. The suite includes:
  • Tool Factory Word Processor - Use tools for animation, character speech, and graphics to craft impressive book reports, journals, presentations, and posters. In addition, creating a classroom newspaper is a breeze with V3's linking tool, which allows users to auto fill from one column to another column anywhere in the document!
  • Tool Factory Spreadsheet - Drop a spreadsheet anywhere on the page. Connect the tables using simple algebraic formulas, and then watch the answers play out dynamically.
  • Tool Factory Database - Organize data with pictures, numbers, and drop-downs, and have every student in the class enter data into the same file to create a searchable database with point-and-click chart creation.
  • Tool Factory Math Draw - Craft scaled drawings using layers, virtual protractors, rulers, measuring tools, scales, grids, and hundreds of stamps and fills.

    Tool Factory Workshop Deluxe V3 also adds:
  • Tool Factory Slide Show - Drag an entire folder of photographs onto the page, and automatically build a self-running slide show with exciting transitions in one click!
  • Tool Factory Painter - Smudge a digital photograph, apply realistic stamps such as blades of grass and leaves, or utilize filters to craft fantastic digital paintings. There are hundreds of stamps and fills to get you started!
  • Tool Factory Decision Tree - Build enormous decision trees that classify text, pictures, and audio using "yes" or "no" questions.
  • Tool Factory Logo - Select a graphical character and use problem-solving commands to "program" your character's movement.

    For a limited time, Tool Factory is offering the upgrade to Tool Factory Workshop V3 and Deluxe V3 at a 50% discount to previous Workshop users. Anyone who has an old Workshop disc, even one from a Tool Factory training lab, qualifies for the upgrade price. "Teachers spoke and we listened. The new V3 incorporates all your favorite features from the previous version, but also offers word wrapping, layers, and new measuring tools," said Heather Chirtea, Tool Factory's President. "We wanted to make the switch affordable for old Workshop users, so that everyone can take advantage of the new features."

    Tool Factory Workshop V3
    Item #2114, Windows
    Single: $199.95; Unlimited Network Site License: $1,999.95
    50% off for previous Workshop users!

    Tool Factory Workshop DeluxeV3
    Item #2144, Windows
    Single: $289.95; Unlimited Network Site License: $2,899.95
    50% off for previous Workshop users!

    To order call (800) 220-8386 or visit http://www.toolfactory.com.

    About Tool Factory
    Tool Factory is a leader in innovative educational technology and staff development solutions. Tool Factory's mission is to improve US education by providing superior educational software, hardware, staff development options, and an impressive lineup of special education products. The extensive online catalog offers a host of resources to reinvigorate any learning environment. 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. For more information go to http://www.toolfactory.com.

    Media Contact: Amanda Stevens
    Tool Factory Inc., 3336 Sunderland Hill Road, Sunderland, VT 05250
    Telephone: (800) 220-8386 Ext. 211 Fax: (802) 375-6860
    Email Address: astevens@toolfactory.com
    Orders: orders@toolfactory.com
    Website: http://www.toolfactory.com

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