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Kids Become Counting Wizards with 123 CD - 03/27/2002 - East Dorset, VT. March 27, 2002- The charming purple-clad guide Wizit dances onto your computer screen and immediately makes counting magical for young learners in a new software program called 123 CD. Pre-school through first grade children delight in the antics of the adorable wizard who leads them through a variety of animated activities covering the first ten numbers. The fully speech-supported program is great for non-readers and beginning readers. Wizit gives kids all ...
“All About” Series Is All About Success In Elementary Learning - 03/12/2002 - East Dorset, VT. March 12, 2002- What makes a software program excel in the field of Special Education? Educators and software experts have discovered that programs with clear activities, audio support, and easy navigation for mainstream students can sometimes be effective in Special Education settings as well. With the All About series, teachers and students across the whole spectrum of education get 6 such successful titles. These fully speech-supported programs are brimming with ...
A Trio of Software Titles Turns Computers into Writing Workshops - 02/27/2002 - East Dorset, VT. February 27, 2002- Teachers in classrooms everywhere face the daily challenge of getting their students to write. Making writing assignments enjoyable can be difficult, but bringing fun into the process is the best way to help kids put their thoughts on paper or on the computer screen! Three software titles, Young Writers' Workshop, Writers' Workshop, and Writing Focus provide students with the media and the motivation they need to get going on fun projects ...
The Everyman Millennium Library Features Literature from Chaucer to Postmodernism - 02/12/2002 - New Software Library Presents Literature Of The Millennium East Dorset, VT. February 12, 2001- Seven centuries of literature come to your computer with the Everyman Millennium Library! This incredibly comprehensive and compelling software set is distributed in the United States by Tool Factory, Inc., the Vermont-based educational software company. The 8 CD set will enrich curriculums and book collections in classrooms and libraries around the country, inspiring students ...
Science Explorer Series Opens the Eyes of Budding Young Scientists - 01/30/2002 - East Dorset, VT January 30, 2001- When kids ask, "Do we have to go to recess?" because they would rather conduct scientific experiments, teachers know that they have discovered a precious tool for learning. The Science Explorer software series, a best seller in the Tool Factory line of educational software, has the rare ability to spark genuine excitement and curiosity in the minds of elementary and middle school students. Once they enter the virtual museums and space statio ...
Stunning Cross-Curricular Software Explores the Relationship Between Math, Science, Art, and History - 01/15/2002 - East Dorset, VT. January 15, 2001 - What do Einstein, black holes, the I Ching, and magic squares have in common? They're all illuminated in a pair of exceptional CD-ROM's called Life, the Universe and Mathematics and Art and Mathematics. Mathematics, Art, History, and Science meet in the highly-acclaimed CD-ROMs, and teachers and students alike are thrilled to finally find software titles that reach into the fascinating realm of subjects such as Art, History and Astronomy. ...
Smudge the Scientist Becomes the New Mascot for Elementary Learning - 12/19/2001 - East Dorset, VT. December 19, 2001- A big-eared black and white dog has wagged his way into classrooms across America, making Smudge the Scientist one of the most popular software programs in the Tool Factory line-up. Kids eagerly follow the adorable Smudge into a variety of interactive experiments covering these fundamental science concepts: Life and Living, Decay, Magnetism and Electricity, Weather, and Floating and Sinking. In the "From Seeds to Plants" experiment, Sm ...
SuperSpell: A Day At The Beach Sails into American Schools on the Winds of Success - 11/28/2001 - East Dorset, VT. November 28, 2001 - Although the summer is over, and the blissful days of vacation gone, students can still spend time at the beach...a virtual beach, that is. The software program SuperSpell: A Day At The Beach gives kids the opportunity to practice spelling skills while they join the Hoopers family in a variety of fun beach games. Built into the program are over 150 word lists with more than 3,000 words ranging from the simplest three letter words to harder multi ...
New Math Software Series Engrosses Students in Learning - 11/15/2001 - East Dorset, VT. November 15, 2001 - The British may have a funny way of shortening the word "mathematics" to "maths," but when it comes to making the subject accessible and engaging for young students, the language used by British educators is universal. In fact, as the four titles in the Maths Explorer educational software series prove, British methods are becoming a hit amongst American teachers and students. Each program teaches solid mathematical concepts, sprinkled with enoug ...
T.H.E. Journal Puts the Focus on Tool Factory's Social Studies Titles! - 10/30/2001 - (Reprinted with permission from T.H.E. Journal) FOCUS ON SOCIAL STUDIES By Matthew Miller, Managing Editor October 2001 - Social studies is a broad topic, encompassing several subjects, including history, government, economics, civics, sociology, geography and anthropology. It can also be one of the most visual learning experiences for students with the help of today's tools and software. Instructors no longer have to rely on outdated textbooks and wall maps to educ ...


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