Macromedia has unveiled a new K-6 Site License for elementary schools that aims to introduce young students to multimedia and web authoring tools. The solution includes software, teacher training, and curriculum resources designed specifically to help young students begin using digital tools in core academic subjects and give teachers the resources they need to learn and integrate the products into their teaching curriculum.

The Macromedia K-6 Site License is priced at a flat fee of $1,499 per building and includes 500 licenses of Macromedia’s new Contribute 3 software, 10 copies of Macromedia Studio MX 2004, class projects, and teacher training resources. These resources include materials for a half-day training workshop, access to Macromedia University online training, and a project titled “Animal Kingdom Digital Encyclopedia: A Class Project for Macromedia Contribute 3,” where students add text and image content to web pages.

In addition, two sample classroom projects are included to introduce teachers and students to Studio MX 2004 software: Digital Narrative, a science project using Macromedia Flash, and Town Web Site, a civic project using Dreamweaver.

Contribute 3 is Macromedia’s latest version of its web publishing system, which allows non-technical users to update pages on web sites or intranets as easily as they would edit a Microsoft Word document. In addition to the new K-6 site license, Macromedia also offers licensing programs for K-12 schools and institutions of higher education.

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