Tool Factory Launches 4 Technology Books for Education
Sunderland, VT, Tool Factory's technology guidebooks are being used by classroom teachers. Book topics include podcasting, digital cameras and fundraising. Each book is illustrated with simple step-by-step instructions and the accompanying CD includes classroom-ready support materials such as PowerPoint presentations, printable worksheets, teaching guidelines and more.
Tool Factory's Simple Guide to Podcasting - A quick read gives educators the basics of podcasting. The Bonus CD includes a PowerPoint presentation to help teach podcasting, along with edit-ready planning worksheets. MultiMedia & Internet@schools magazine described the book as "...the best instruction manual I have ever seen. The guide provides step-by-step illustrated directions and a comprehensive explanation of what podcasting is and how it works. I found the history section so fascinating that I made it required reading for my class before we even explored a single project."
Adventures In Podcasting - Incredible Lesson Plans for Your Classroom - Find out how other teachers are implementing new podcasting technology! The best lesson plans from a pool of over 500 submissions were selected and compiled into this collection. Forty incredible podcast lesson plans are designed to stretch students' imagination, plus a bonus with CD with editable worksheets makes every resource adaptable to any classroom requirement. http://www.toolfactory.com/products/page?id=PBook2
Tool Factory's Educators Guide to Digital Cameras - Based on sven years of classroom training, this illustrated step-by-step guide was developed as a supplement for digital camera staff development courses. It arms the beginning photographer with all the critical tips-and-tricks for taking professional photographs. Every page is designed to portray the leading concepts "at-a-glance." Clear charts and visual examples show the reader how to frame shots and take better photos. Straightforward illustrations point out which buttons are critical for each task. There's even an 80-slide PowerPoint presentation included on the Bonus CD so that the course can be taught in class the next day! http://www.toolfactory.com/products/page?id=DCBook
Tool Factory's Educators Guide to Fundraising - Find a myriad of sources for grant research, plus grant writing tips and Tool Factory's proven methods for fundraising. Success stories are sprinkled throughout the text. The Bonus CD contains all worksheets and templates in a printable format. Simply edit the forms and templates and make them your own! There's even a fundraising PowerPoint presentation included to help schools run staff development seminar for the faculty! http://www.toolfactory.com/products/page?id=FBook
Each book and accompanying CD is only $19.99. Tool Factory books are available by calling 1-800-220-8386
Crick Software Launches WriteOnline Crick Software launched WriteOnline at NECC 08. It is a brand new writing program for fourth graders to adults! WriteOnline caters to learners of all abilities, delivering benefits through an easy interface.
Students and teachers log in to any computer, anytime, anywhere to use the power of WriteOnline. There are support features, including: almost-human software speech, a powerful word prediction, powered by Crick's new WordFlowT technology
For information contact; John Crick, CEO and Founder, Crick Software Inc., 191 Post Road West, Westport, CT, 06880.
Duxbury Braille Translator Adds Enhanced Math Support
A New version streamlines Braille math translation from Microsoft Word documents created with MathType
WESTFORD, Mass. and LONG BEACH, Calif. -
Duxbury Systems, Inc. and Design Science, Inc. announced
the availabilityof Duxbury Braille Translator(tm) (DBT) version 10.7 with
support for direct import of Microsoft Word documents containing
mathematical equations created with MathType(tm). This improvement
will allow users to author math with MathType in MS Word and then
translate those materials to braille via DBT for Windows.
This is a tool for users of Internet Explorer to help them modify web content presentation to suit their needs. The toolbar brings built in Internet Explorer Accessibility features to the fore, as well as providing enhanced custom styles support and and easy access to the Windows Accessibilty Control Panel.
Contact: Steve Faulkner Technical Director - TPG Europe Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium