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Whole Class Fresco Creates Stunning Works of Art - 05/28/2004 - East Dorset, Vermont. June 28, 2004- Who says you need a paintbrush to become an aspiring Van Gogh? Whole Class Fresco is an innovative paint program which is finding its way into classrooms across the country. It proves that students can create artistic masterpieces using nothing more than simple mouse clicks. The remarkable program offers a myriad of drawing media including watercolor, pastels, crayons, charcoal, airbrush, spray, paint, pen, felt tip, splatter brush, italic pen, ...
Students View Atoms in Three Dimensions - 05/14/2004 - East Dorset, VT. May 14, 2004- How can science teachers today bring chemistry textbooks to life for their students? The key lies in the ability to visualize atoms and molecules in three dimensions, says Dr. Joseph LeFevre, associate professor of chemistry at the State University of New York in Oswego. A robust educational software tool called MoluCAD does just that, allowing students to finally "see" molecules and begin to understand how they interact. Students create, rotate, label, ...
Grammar Software Helps Students and Schools Meet National Writing Standards - 06/02/2003 - East Dorset, VT. June 2, 2003-- How does a teacher turn the moans and groans of apprehensive children into the cheers and giggles of enthusiastic grammar experts? The answer may be discovered in the SuperSpell Grammar Series. These 2 programs combine systematic, focused exercises with a splash of fun, making grammar a hit with elementary, middle school, and ESL students. With over 190 activities in the SuperSpell Grammar Series, young writers will dive into focused gramma ...
Two Viking CD-ROMs are Rare Finds for Students and Archaeology Enthusiasts - 11/01/2002 - East Dorset, VT. November 1, 2002- Dig deep to uncover Viking secrets, without leaving your computer! Two impressive software programs put the tools of the archaeologist and historian in your hands, so that you can unearth fascinating facts and artifacts from over a thousand years ago. Kiloran Bay: A Viking Pack and Vikings combine to bring a fascinating culture back to life for students and Viking enthusiasts. Using interactive investigations, archaeological reconstructions ...
Multimedia Archives Illuminate 20th Century History - 10/17/2002 - East Dorset, Vermont. October 17, 2002- Students and history buffs no longer need to scroll through endless microfiche documents to research major events of the last century. Four software titles in the 20th Century History Library Pack give users easy access to an impressive array of sources about the wars, events, people, and ideologies of the 1900's. The multimedia archives contain hundreds of original documents, audio clips, videos, photographs, cartoons, and much more. Design ...
Kids Solve Mysteries and Sharpen Geography Skills with Map Detectives - 10/02/2002 - East Dorset, Vermont. October 2, 2002-- Someone has stolen precious items from Lady Hartley's mansion, and the culprit must be caught! In Map Detectives, an innovative map-reading software program, students become private detectives and learn critical geography skills. Kids are so motivated by the constantly changing plots in the two interactive mystery games that they hardly notice how much they are learning as they navigate through the program. The humorous graphics and an ...
Tool Factory Teams up with Wilde Lake Middle School - 05/22/2002 - East Dorset, VT. May 22, 2002- Tool Factory, Inc. is pleased to announce its partnership with Howard County Public Schools in Maryland. This educational partnership became official on March 21, when a ceremonial signing took place at the Wilde Lake Middle School. Attending the ceremony were coordinating teacher Bob Keddell, Tool Factory company president Heather Chirtea, school administrators, and esteemed members of the professional community. The Wilde Lake Middle School is located i ...
Imaginative Early Learning Series Helps Kids Advance by Leaps and Bounds - 05/07/2002 - East Dorset, VT. May 7, 2002- The computer screen becomes a carnival of fun when first-time computer users jump into the Leaps and Bounds software series. Silly monsters, panting dogs, and other endearing characters invite you to follow their antics and make new discoveries along the way. Catchy music, bright colors, and surprises around every corner reward young learners as they practice mouse-clicking and pre-reading skills. Simple, text-free interfaces make the 4 CD-ROMs in the Leaps a ...
Pyramid Software Captivates Students, Offers Exciting Math Adventures - 04/23/2002 - East Dorset, VT. April 23, 2002- Ancient Egyptian culture and modern mathematics merge in two of the most exciting and unique educational software programs on the market. Chefren's Pyramid and Cheops' Pyramid lure students into the mysterious chambers of ancient pyramids where mathematical problems and cultural trivia await them. Stunning graphics and intriguing music throughout both programs create an adventurous game environment for students as they solve problems and clim ...
Children Climb Aboard Number Train and Number Plane for Exciting Math Adventures - 04/09/2002 - East Dorset, VT. April 9, 2002- Kids will really see their math skills going places with Number Train and Number Plane, two software programs distributed by the Vermont educational software company Tool Factory, Inc. Designed for pre-kindergarten through first grade children, both titles are fully narrated and brimming with fun characters such as the Fandango Frogs, Doughnut Dragons, Poppy Penguins, and Zogs. The encouraging Murphy Mouse guides young st ...


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