Technology Products/services Supplement [8Th Annual Supplement]

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Technology Products/services Supplement [8Th Annual Supplement]


SOFTWARE

GRAMMAR FITNESS

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Merit Software has recently released Grammar Fitness, software to help students sharpen their grammar skills while letting teachers monitor their progress. The program is designed to supplement instruction for secondary school students, adult education programs, and ESL classes.

Where and How Much:

Pricing starts at $27 US, and the 2001 school year catalog may be printed off the web. Multiple computer licenses are also offered. For more information, contact Merit Software, 132 West 21 St., New York, NY 10011, Ph: 212-675-8567, 1-800-753-6488, or visit www.meritsoftware.com.

ORPHY-PORTABLE 2 DATA ACQUISITION INTERFACE

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The French company MICRELEC is planning to expand the North American availability of its Orphy-Portable 2 data acquisition interface and Visual Orphy software. Both are designed to support the Computer-Assisted Experimentation (CAEx) programs becoming increasingly popular in high school biology, physics, chemistry, electronics, and technology classrooms. The Orphy-Portable 2 connects up to four sensors or probes to the computer, while Visuel Orphy displays their outputs. These can be either digital or analog. Probes can be used in any combination, from four identical to four different, with the interface automatically sensing the type of probe. The interface connects sensors to the computer through either an RS-232 serial cable or a USB port. This can be powered either by 220V/110V electric current or by a 9V battery for use in the field. The Orphy-Portable 2's internal memory allows teachers and students to store measurements taken in the field for later computer upload. MICRELEC is seeking to develop a network of agents and distributors for both Canada and the United States, thus making the advantages of Orphy-Portable 2 and Visuel Orphy more available to educational institutions in both countries.

Where and How Much:

For more information, contact Mr. Serge Lefevre, MICRELEC, 4, place Abel Le Blanc, 77120 Coulommiers, France, Ph: (011-33) 1-64-65-04-50, Fax: (011-33) 1-64-03-41-47, email micrelec@wanadoo.fr, visit www.micrelec.fr, or contact the French Technology Press Office at 1 East Wacker Drive, Suite 3740, Chicago, IL 60601, USA, Fax: 312-222-1237.

RENAISSANCE LEARNING

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Renaissance Learning of Canada provides K-12 schools with software and related training designed to improve academic performance by increasing the quality, quantity, and timeliness of information in the classroom. The company's flagship product, Accelerated Reader[Symbol Not Transcribed] [registered symbol], is sited as a popular brand of reading software in schools. Accelerated Reader is designed to motivate students to read more and better books. The company claims to have research that shows that children who use this award-winning program achieve higher test scores in reading, writing, and math, and have better attendance. Over 54,000 schools across North America use Renaissance Learning reading, writing, and math software to help educators improve student performance and develop lifelong learners and critical thinkers.

Where and How Much:

Contact Renaissance Learning of Canada at 1-800-267-3189, ext. 4158.

TYPING PAL SCHOOL EDITION

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Typing Pal School is an interactive program designed to teach typing in a school environment, to students aged nine and over, from beginner to advanced levels. Now combining the features of the CD-ROM version with the interactive communication possibilities offered by the Internet, Typing Pal School is the firstever network-based typing course available on the Internet. The online and CD-ROM versions of Typing Pal School were designed to meet the specific needs of teachers, students, and school administrators. The program lets each teacher determine the objectives, the exercises to be completed, and the evaluation methods. …

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