COLUMBUS, Ohio – Elementary computer classes are now better than ever with SRA/McGraw-Hill’s release of the updated SRA TechKnowledge, an online, interactive software program designed to help Grades Pre-K-6 students become computer and technology literate.

SRA TechKnowledge is designed with a host of teaching resources and assessment options, so that teachers do not need to be technology experts to teach it. Its easy-to-follow, fun lessons keep students engaged and help them move independently through a variety of skills. Students learn computer basics, keyboarding, word processing, drawing and graphics, gadgets, presentation, spreadsheet, database, electronic reference, and Internet.

As part of the upgrade, teachers who use TechKnowledge from year-to-year no longer have to start classroom management from scratch. As students are promoted to the next grade level, TechKnowledge saves progress data from the previous year.

The process of enrolling students in the curriculum and managing student use of the program also has been simplified.

Finally, the User Guides for TechKnowledge have been updated to show how best to access new or enhanced features such as:

–Simplification of the Teacher/Class relationships

–Batch processing of end-of-year student promotion

–Access to historical progress data

–Updated tools that simplify changes to groups of students

–Enhanced class progress reports

–Progress reports correlated to curriculum standards

About SRA/McGraw-Hill

SRA/McGraw-Hill is the top provider of specialized research-based educational programs and professional development for the elementary market. Leading programs include Open Court Reading, Direct Instruction, and Real Math. SRA is part of McGraw-Hill Education, a leading global provider of instructional, assessment and reference solutions that empower professionals and students of all ages. It is a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor’s, McGraw-Hill Education, BusinessWeek and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 290 offices in 38 countries. Sales in 2005 were $6.0 billion. Additional information is available at http://www.mheducation.com. For more information on SRA/McGraw-Hill’s products, call 1-888-SRA-4543 or visit SRAonline.com.

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