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IntelliTools Classroom Suite

By Kathie Felix - Posted Jan 1, 2005
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THE PRODUCT:
IntelliTools Classroom Suite
 
THE COMPANY:
IntelliTools, Inc.
1720 Corporate Circle
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 800/899-6687
 
The IntelliTools Classroom Suite includes three integrated software programs--IntelliPics Studio 3, IntelliMathics 3, and IntelliTalk 3.
 
The software, designed for grades pre-K­8, provides a network-ready cross-curricular platform for classroom activities, creativity tools, and student performance tracking and assessment.
 
IntelliPics Studio 3 is a multimedia authoring tool that offers a range of activities across grade levels and content areas. The program includes painting, drawing, and animation tools; video, sound, and image importing; and presentation, slide show, and storybook templates. The software has two independent authoring systems--one using authoring templates and tutorials and a second with cus-
tomizable toolbars using drag-and drop techniques.
 
IntelliMathics 3 allows students to explore mathematical relationships. The program provides a bank of more than 50 pre-designed activities that can be customized as needed. Templates enable teachers and students to copy, extend, and create new activities. Features include counting boxes for whole number counting, base 10 blocks and decimal grids, fraction bars for comparing and trading fractions, sorting bins and Venn Hoops, attribute blocks, geoboards, tangrams, and coins, dice, and spinners for probability exercises.
 
IntelliTalk 3 is a word processor that allows students to combine graphics, text, and speech to support and enhance writing and communications skills. Students can listen to their work and correct it; text can be read back by the word, sentence, or page. Graphics can be added to documents, providing support for beginning readers and enhancing quizzes and student reports. Integrated word prediction features--available in all IntelliTools Classroom tools--include context topics, phonetic spelling, recent word lists, grammar rules, custom dictionary and imported word lists, flexible display options, smart punctuation, and--in the network version--network-stored word prediction options and preferences.
 
The IntelliTools Classroom Suite offers an assessment package that includes features to track student performance, record student responses, compare responses to expected answers, and provide scoring results in both detailed and summary reports. The programs are fully accessible for use with a standard keyboard and mouse or with an IntelliKeys adaptive keyboard and switch.
 
The CD-based package is available in Windows (95, 98, ME, 2000, XP), Macintosh (OS 8.6, 9.x, 10.1 or higher), and network versions. Pricing begins at $299.95 for a single user. A five-pack is priced at $1,349. A lab pack license is priced at $1,275. A 45-day free trial is available.
 
--Kathie Felix, MMIS Managing Editor/News and Reviews Editor


 
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