Sunderland, VT April 9, 2007–Tool Factory software titles Tool Factory Keyboarding Adventure and Letter Olympics have won Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC) notable software awards for 2007. The ALSC works to improve and extend library services to children from preschool through the eighth grade, in all types of libraries. They are responsible for the evaluation and selection of book and non-book library materials. Their annual "Notable List" recommends exemplary books, videos, recordings and computer software for children. Link to ALSC´s listing and read about the 2 winning titles from Tool Factory:

Tool Factory Keyboarding Adventure is an adaptive keyboarding program currently used worldwide. Visit the outback through the adventures of Kewala, your keyboarding guide. Using animated and engaging graphics Kewala tells his experiences in the Australian Outback, students learn to type and also improve reading skills as they follow the story line. Administrative features allow teachers to track each individual student´s progress for every keystroke. Teachers can import their own text so students are learning to type the curriculum taught in the classroom! Tool Factory Keyboarding Adventure makes learning to type fun!

Letter Olympics uses Olympic sporting events to distinguish the difference between the lower case letters "b" and "d". With both auditory and visual activities, Letter Olympics captures student´s attention with an exciting Olympic sports theme. This inclusive tool allows for individual student tracking with printable reports for IEP´s. It´s great for students with Dyslexia, and also fold easily into the mainstream language arts curriculum. The program also includes clip art files and printable PDF worksheets for additional support outside of the computer!

Where to Buy

All versions are available from Tool Factory.s website or by purchase order.

Tool Factory Inc., 3336 Sunderland Hill Road, Sunderland, VT 05250
To Order: (800) 220-8386 Fax PO to: (802) 375-6860

Tool Factory Keyboarding Adventure
Grades K-6 ability levels, Inclusive
Platform: PC/MacX/Hybrid/Networkable
Item #: 2150
Single: $69.95 Unlimited Network Site License: $699.95

Letter Olympics
Grades K-2, Inclusive
Platform: PC/MacX/Hybrid/Networkable/Switch Accessible
Item #: 20107
Single: $69.95 Unlimited Network Site License: $529.95


Tool Factory is a woman-owned, Vermont-based business with the goal to make a difference in US education by providing superior educational software. The catalog offers over 150 titles, including a suite of digital imaging products designed to maximize the use of digital imaging in the classroom. Teachers, students, and parents join the Tool Factory staff in testing products to ensure that they are easy to navigate, fun to use, and beneficial to the learning process. Tool Factory is now combining many of the special education and mainstream products to better serve the inclusion classroom.

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