COLUMBIA, Md.–May 1, 2007–Interwrite Learning today unveiled Interwrite Workspace, a next generation educational software application for creating, teaching and assessing student performance using digital content. Used in concert with an Interwrite Board, Pad, Panel or student response system, Workspace provides teachers the means to interact with any form of digital content, while engaging their students in a way never before possible.
Interwrite Workspace comes with several new notable features, including:
Interwrite Sims, a library of instructional animations that provide an engaging interactive learning experience;
Interwrite Images, a comprehensive library of educational clip art covering a diverse range of topics and grade levels;
Interwrite Lessons, an online library of searchable, state-aligned interactive lessons created by teachers;
Interwrite Multimedia, a family of integrated media tools–including Flash, video, and audio player–to increase interactivity of any existing media content; and
More than 50 instructional tools that empower the teacher in their interactive classroom environment.
"Interwrite Workspace was specifically designed to enable the rapidly growing base of teachers using Interwrite products to conduct engaging instruction and assessment in an interactive classroom environment," said Steve Kaye, co-president and chief operating officer of Interwrite Learning. "Workspace establishes a new standard by which teachers can turn any teaching material–PowerPoint slides, Web pages, 3rd party curriculum, streaming video and online sources–into a highly interactive learning experience for their students."
Content, Resources & Lesson Library
Workspace provides teachers with 4,000 digital teaching resources from serious to fun, arts to sciences, to ones suitable for Kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms. A new addition to Workspace is Interwrite Sims, an extensive library of educational Flash files which can be embedded into any lesson. These instructive animations and simulations engage students with movement, motion and interactivity. Teachers can use an Interwrite Sim as a warm-up exercise, to teach a difficult concept or just to make learning more fun.
Workspace also includes access to Interwrite?s online lesson library that includes hundreds of teacher created lessons. Using a convenient online search tool, Workspace users can search by subject, grade and/or state to find just the material needed for the next class. All lessons are available free of charge to all Workspace users.
Interwrite Images include a greatly expanded number of educational images. Teachers can use the thousands of educational images in Workspace for creating lessons or impromptu teaching. All are organized by subject matter and are conveniently located in the Gallery, so they can be accessed right from the Workspace toolbar (no Internet connection required).
Easy to Use, Easy to Customize
Workspace retains the renowned ease of use design made popular by its predecessor program, Interwrite Software Release 6.0. Based on a floating toolbar interface, Workspace presents a wide range of tools for creating, controlling, annotating, displaying and interacting with any digital content. The properties for the currently selected tool are displayed and can be changed using the properties bar at the bottom of the page. The Toolbar can be customized to include as many or as few tools as the teacher desires. A handy Toolbox is always available if more tools are needed. Workspace allows teachers to easily add to its content gallery and provides key word and subject matter search for quick retrieval of previously stored materials. Furthermore, premium content from leading publishers will be offered through this same content management system.
Pricing & Availability
Workspace is available through Authorized Interwrite Resellers and will be included free with the purchase of any Interwrite Board, Interwrite Pad and Interwrite Panel. Workspace is also available as a stand alone product for a suggested retail price of $249 (US). International pricing is available through Authorized Interwrite Distributors around the world. Registered users of any version of Interwrite Software can upgrade to Workspace at no charge at http://www.interwritelearning.com/support/software/downloads.html. Workspace is available for Windows 2000/XP and Vista and provided in 37 languages. Mac and Linux versions will be available summer 2007.
About Interwrite Learning
Interwrite Learning is a premier global provider of interactive learning solutions for primary, secondary and higher education markets. Interactive solutions, including the Interwrite Board, Pad and Panel all come with Interwrite Workspace, a next generation educational software application for creating, teaching and assessing student performance using digital content. Interwrite PRS, available in infrared, radio-frequency and "virtual" software configurations, is a powerful student response system that combines interaction and assessment to enhance classroom productivity and improve student results. Interwrite Learning has a rich 32-year history of delivering interactive solutions that are changing how the world learns. To learn more about Interwrite Learning?s Interactive Classroom solutions, please visit http://www.interwritelearning.com.