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Tool Factory Workshop V3
Windows compatible Networkable
Item #: 2114
Gr. K-12, Inclusion
NEW LOW PRICING!
Original Price: $199.95

New Price: $79.95

Savings: $120 - that's a 60% discount!

Additional licenses are just $36 each!

Tool Factory Workshop has been cited as "The most child-friendly office suite ever built!" With a few mouse clicks, the programs can be configured for elementary, middle and high school, or adult learners. The entire suite uses a consistent interface, so students will feel immediately at home as they switch from one application to another. Files can be easily stored on the network for use in a computer lab.

Get all the critical software tools for your technology program, meet all the technology standards, plus it’s completely adaptable for special education. An important precursor to more complex office suite programs, Tool Factory workshop establishes core knowledge that lets students transition easily to the most common adult programs.

Tool Factory Resource Bank is available from every application. Get hundreds of clip art files and easily edit, create, and archive new banks of clip art. Customize any of the existing banks, save multiple versions of each bank, or create new banks altogether. The resource bank helps you organize existing content, or archive images taken from the internet. Since the banks are searchable, it's easy to compile materials specific to a particular subject.

Here's what you'll find in Tool Factory Workshop:
  • Tool Factory Word Processor – Use tools for word-wrapping, animation, and character speech to craft impressive book reports, journals, presentations, and posters.
  • Tool Factory Spreadsheet – Drop a spreadsheet anywhere on the page. Connect the tables using simple algebraic formulas, then watch the answers play out dynamically.
  • Tool Factory Database –Organize data with pictures, numbers, drop-downs, then have every student in the class enter data into the same file.
  • Tool Factory Math Draw – Craft scaled drawings using layers, virtual protractors, rulers, measuring tools, scales, grids, and hundreds of stamps and fills.
  • Tool Factory Resources Bank – Get hundreds of copyright-free clip art files and templates.
  • Free Online Training Program – Visit www.toolfactory.com

    Use the programs interchangeably to achieve curriculum goals. Students and teachers alike can create exciting illustrations, write lab reports, and craft instructional worksheets with the programs in Tool Factory Workshop. Tool Factory Math Draw has a fantastic grid feature for crafting scale drawings of experiments. The rotating ruler’s scale will automatically pick up the same grid scale. Automatically measure for any edge, area, or perimeter. Use the database to log data from experiments, then write up reports with the word processor! Dynamically show angle measurements, as you move objects around on the screen. Log the results of experiments in Tool Factory Database, then use Tool Factory Math Draw to craft instant diagrams for lab reports. Switch to Tool Factory Spreadsheet for charting and graphing the results.

    Online Support Materials are free and always available at www.toolfactory.com. We've created a visual presentation for every application which anyone can download and immediately use for student instruction. There's a printable tutorial for every single feature of every single program in the suite. Construct your own class manual by printing free how-to instructions for your daily lessons. Visit the copy machine and dash to class! There is free clip art, lesson plans, printable worksheets, and classroom activities. New material is posted regularly, so check www.toolfactory.com for great classroom resources.

    Use it with a Whiteboard!

    Switch the program's toolbars to the bottom so that younger students can reach them. Activate the Whiteboard controls and instantly gain access to the “right mouse” and “CTRL” icons from the toolbar.

    It's Critical for Special Education and ESL!

    All the Tool Factory programs are completely adaptable for special education. Establish core knowledge that lets students transition easily to the most common adult software programs. Read letters or phonic blends for pre-readers, then adjust the settings to speak words and sentences as the students advance. Listen to the computer "sound out" every word, as you are typing. Fluent readers will use the speech tools to hear-and-revise their writing. Simplify the interface for any age group and learning style. The same interface is shared by every application in Tool Factory Workshop so users switch seamlessly between programs without re-learning. Click-and-drag is all the skill that’s required.

    “It’s an intuitive introduction to technology integration, my students love the ease and playfulness of Tool Factory Workshop.”

    "The Tool Factory Workshop package is extremely versatile and will be invaluable in the hands of a dedicated practitioner...I recommend the package with full confidence."
  • Nicky Farirai Mtambirwa, teacher

    Tool Factory Word Processor V3See a demo! Windows compatible Networkable
    We guarantee this is the most child-friendly word processor you've ever used. Click anywhere on the page and just start typing - it's as easy as pencil and paper. With full multimedia support, you can drag-and-drop photographs, drawings, video, and audio…and your images stay right where you put them! You'll spend hours creating presentations, projects, and flyers based on the huge collection of clip art which is included on the desktop. Craft impressive book reports, journals, presentations, and posters using simple animation features, character speech, and graphics tools. 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! The text-to-speech tools are totally adaptable with a new "sound it out" feature that can speak phonic letter blends as you type. Change to a male or female voice, adjust the speed of the speech, and hi-light every word as the speech engine reads aloud. The interface can be simplified with larger icons, or less icons for younger users. There are loads of activity ideas on Tool Factory's website along with a free download-ready training program. It's ideal for use with a whiteboard.
    Tool Factory Math Draw V3See a demo! Windows compatible Networkable
    Draw, then measure….or measure, then draw! Tool Factory Math Draw has a fantastic grid feature for crafting scale drawings of experiments. The rotating ruler’s scale will automatically pick up the same grid scale. The caliper measuring tool can give automatic measurements for any edge, area, or perimeter. Dynamically show angle measurements, as you move objects around on the screen. Watch algebra and geometry classes come to life on an interactive white board! This vector-based drawing package includes a powerful range of tools for creating spectacular drawings. Using the same kid-friendly interface as the suite of programs in Tool Factory Workshop, this package is fully configurable to meet all student needs. Create lines, shapes, and other geometric drawings. Build plans and maps. Because it's vector-based, Tool Factory Draw give students the ability to easily adjust, move, and rescale the shapes they have created without losing any quality. Use a wide range of drawing tools, shading, graduated and solid fills, rotation and scaling facilities, a drawing grid, and a range of themed color palettes. In addition to all of these tools, the same bank of clip art found in Tool Factory Workshop is available right on the desktop.
    Tool Factory Spreadsheet V3See a demo! Windows compatible Networkable
    Finally, there's a spreadsheet designed for 21st Century learners! Start the kids calculating on Tool Factory Spreadsheet in kindergarten, then switch to Microsoft Excel by middle school. All the formulas work in the same way, but you have a lot more instructional options to guide your students. Drop a spreadsheet anywhere on the page. Connect the tables using simple algebraic formulas, and watch the answers play out dynamically. Use the interactive graphing feature to insert all the common types of charts and graphs. Watch your graph automatically update as students enter values into the spreadsheet's cells. Use this feature on a whiteboard and discuss relationships between numbers with the entire class. At the click of a mouse you can enhance any spreadsheet with pictures, video, and sound effects. Click-and-type to add instructions to the margins or record the instructions using the built-in sound recorder. There's even a voice engine that reads the text out loud.
    Tool Factory Database V3See a demo! Windows compatible Networkable
    Keep pace with global changes. A multi-user database allows students to work collaboratively to collect data in the same file, at the same time, across the school's network! Collaborative work is a core skill in the standards for 21st Century Learning. Like all Tool Factory Workshop products, the database is fully configurable for any age level or learning ability. The text-to-speech tools have been seamlessly integrated so every word can be spoken as the students' type. Tool Factory Database supports a wide range of file formats, making it ideal for use with a digital camera, scanner, or any clip art. The program is fully configurable for any age level or learning ability. Students can take surveys, and build their own database in a matter of minutes. There's a fantastic graphing feature that lets you build colorful charts and graphs in just a few mouse clicks. Extensive search and sorting capabilities give you the power to quickly wrangle large amounts of information with ease. Any database can be viewed as a list or spreadsheet to quickly show all the records at once.










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    Minimum system requirements: Win: Compatible with Win 95/98/2000/ME/XP, 32 Mb RAM, 16 Bit Color, 800X600, 4X CD, Speech facility available on Win 98+

    Mac: OS 8.0, 24 Mb RAM, 800x600, 4X CD, Speech facility available on all Macs

    This title is also a part of the following product suites:

    ESL Bundle Windows & Mac versions on same CD Networkable Gr. K-12, Inclusion
    Get a myriad of software titles designed to help ESL students overcome language barriers! From learning the alphabet, to phonetic improvements and fluency, this bundle covers the literacy fundamentals. Activities are appropriate for learners of any age.
    Tool Factory Workshop - V2 Spanish Edition Windows compatible Networkable Gr. K-12, Inclusion
    Select from Spanish or bi-lingual English/Spanish. Tool Factory has translated the Bank and Spell Checker into Spanish, for Tool Factory Workshop.
    Tool Factory Workshop Deluxe V3 Windows compatible Networkable Gr. K-12, Inclusion
    Workshop Deluxe adds 4 more great products to the Tool Factory Workshop suite. It includes: Word Processor, Painter, Spreadsheet, Database, Math Draw, Decision Tree, Logo, and Slide Show.