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Tool Factory Wins Museum of Science - 11/10/2004 - Boston's Museum of Science has selected Tool Factory's Badger Trails and Musical Leaps and Bounds as winners of the 2004 Top Choice Software Awards Competition. The two Tool Factory titles have been installed in the Cahner's ComputerPlace Discovery Exhibit at the museum, where over 300,000 annual visitors explore interactive, multi-media programs. Tool Factory shares the top honors with an elite group of six other winners, and is the only publisher to have two prog ...
Dyscalculia Screener Introduced to US Educators to Identify Math-based Learning Difficulties - 10/14/2004 - Tool Factory Inc., a Vermont publisher and developer of leading-edge educational software, announces the US availability of Dyscalculia Screener, a computer-based, classroom assessment tool used to identify dyscalculia, a group of math-based learning difficulties estimated to effect more than eleven million Americans. Dyscalculia, a difficulty with mathematical functions and symbol recognition, can be easily overlooked in the classroom. Dyscalculia students often perform well in many a ...
Wilde Lake Improves Test Scores Using Test Factory - 07/16/2003 - Columbia, Maryland. July 16, 2003- This spring Wilde Lake Middle School in Columbia, MD began an innovative Academic Enrichment program during the school day and the Every Child Achieving after school program. The goal was to improve student achievement in the Maryland Functional Mathematics Test (MFMT) - one of the "high risk" tests required for students to graduate high school. These programs use a "Triangulation" approach - combining (1) computer-assisted instructi ...
Tool Factory Workshop Deluxe Builds on Popular School Office Suite - 04/11/2003 - East Dorset, Vermont. April 11, 2003-- The deluxe version of Tool Factory Workshop, adds three more applications to the already-popular office suite designed for the classroom. The original Tool Factory Workshop includes a Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Database, and Painter. Using the same icons and simple interface, the deluxe version adds Tool Factory Draw, Tool Factory Branch, and Tool Factory Logo to the suite. Each program can be configured u ...
Maryland "Practice" Testing Service Increases Test Scores - 04/04/2003 - East Dorset, Vermont. April 4, 2003- Test Factory, a remarkable on-line practice testing service from the educational software company Tool Factory, Inc., has been officially launched in Maryland, and other states will quickly follow. Bob Keddell, a teacher at Wilde Lake Middle School in Columbia, Maryland has been using Test Factory with his students for two weeks, and already notes improvement in scores across low-performing student populations. One seventh-grade student w ...
Cutting-Edge Software Lets You Examine Every Bone in the Human Body - 12/04/2002 - East Dorset, VT. December 4, 2002- Now you can navigate the world's most complete 3D skeleton from your computer. The award-winning software program Interactive Skeleton, created with cutting-edge technology, makes learning about the musculo-skeletal system a lively enterprise. High school and medical school students alike will enjoy finding their way around the bones of the human body by clicking on easy-to-use navigation controls. Hundreds of study notes, clinical notes, and professor's ...
New Software Series Provides Tools for Teaching the Whole Class - 07/08/2002 - East Dorset, VT. July 8, 2002- Classrooms equipped with a projector, a whiteboard, or even just a single computer can now take advantage of a new series of software designed just for them. Tool Factory, Inc. has launched five titles in its Whole Class Teaching Tools Series, and educators everywhere are eager to put them to use in their classrooms. The stand-out graphics, clear text, and demonstrative structure of the five CD-ROMs make them ideal for teaching the entire class aroun ...
Tool Factory Software Included in Dell's Education Bundles - 06/21/2002 - East Dorset, VT. June 21, 2002- Tool Factory, Inc. is proud to announce the inclusion of three top software products in educational bundles offered with Dell computers. Dell has launched 6 different bundles to cover both curriculum and productivity software needs for educators. A 90-day subscription to Tool Factory's Elementary Zone is included with all six bundles. In addition, three other Tool Factory titles are featured in the productivity bundles for K-12 schools. The Produ ...
Granville School Builds Technology Program from the Ground Up - 06/19/2002 - East Dorset, VT. June 19, 2002-- Twenty Dell Optiplex computers line the Math lab in the Mary J. Tanner School of Granville, New York. In the undersized chairs at each machine sits a student from Jann Hoffman's kindergarten class. As the kids click away, the computer screens fill with of swirls of colors that look like giant lollipops, and the room is sprinkled with phrases like "Look at mine!" and "How did you do that?" The black computers in this lab and the 16 others in a ...
Tool Factory Launches Elementary Zone with Two Presigious Awards Already - 06/10/2002 - East Dorset, VT. June 10, 2002-- Tool Factory, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of its premier internet subscription service, Elementary Zone for American schools. The UK version of the site has already won two prestigious awards this year. The nearly 100 activities in Math, Science, and Literacy are designed to complement curriculum while at the same time entertaining children with superior graphics, funny sound effects, and thoroughly engaging content. When students log int ...


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