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Tool Factory Offers New Science Software for the 21st Century
Posted by at 10:23:07 AM Mon 12/14/2009

The Future is Wild gives students exciting new ways to explore food chains, interdependence and adaptation.


Sunderland, VT, December 14, 2009 - Tool Factory announced today that it is now offering The Future is Wild educational software. Based on the Emmy-nominated Discovery Kids cartoon series and Discovery Channel documentary, the science software provides a platform for students to improve their science, geography and ICT skills as they explore an interpretation of our world 5 million, 100 million and 200 million years in the future.

The Future is Wild turns users into time-traveling students who learn about habitats, interdependence and adaptation through immersive simulation. The software boasts three activity levels, including focused assignments, as well as video clips and rotating 3D creature models to foster student engagement. The program also includes a built-in tracking and reporting feature to monitor student achievement.

"It was an obvious choice to bring The Future is Wild to the US market," said Gordon Woodrow, Tool Factory's Director of Operations. "This is science education for the 21st Century; it's engaging, interactive, and focused on learning through immersive simulation. Students love to work through the activities because of the engaging 3D graphics of the unusual 'creatures' they discover that have evolved as a result of adaptation. This software brings science to life."

Developed by the Sherston Publishing Group, The Future is Wild was authored by Liz Southwell, a former educator who has worked on several best-selling Science programs, including the BBC Science Simulations series. For more information on The Future is Wild, please visit the Tool Factory website at www.toolfactory.com.


About Sherston Publishing Group
Sherston is one of the UK's leading providers of educational software, with content covering every part of the curriculum. Its award winning outstanding reputation is built upon 25 years of providing schools with innovative, engaging products, with sound educational content. http://www.sherston.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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