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Tom Snyder Productions Releases Scholastic Keys in the Classroom

Posted Jan 3, 2007
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Scholastic company Tom Snyder Productions has announced the release of Scholastic Keys in the Classroom, a teacher resource book that provides over 50 curriculum-aligned lessons to accompany the activity files included in the software programs Scholastic Keys and MaxData.

Scholastic Keys offers elementary students a kid-friendly interface and educational enhancements for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to provide students with an early introduction to using Microsoft Office. MaxData gives students an age-appropriate introduction to databases so students can learn all aspects of data handling from the first steps of simple data representation to learning database concepts such as fields, field types, records, tables, and filters. The book's lessons extend students' experience with each software program and cover topics in language arts, math, social studies, science, and technology for grades K-6.

A sampling of the topics covered in the lessons includes:
Language Arts:

Alphabetical order
Synonyms & antonyms
* Math:
Average, median, & mode
* Social Studies:
Colonial history
* Science:
Plant life
Life cycles
* Technology:
* Multimedia presentations

Scholastic Keys in the Classroom is a spiral bound book (200 pages) complete with lesson plans, worksheets, and handouts. There are 50 Scholastic Keys lessons and 8 MaxData lessons. For further information about Scholastic Keys, MaxData or Scholastic Keys in the Classroom, visit

Source: Tom Snyder Productions,

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