Monday, January 28, 2008

Classroom Suite 4 By Intellitools Released

New Version of Intellitools Classroom Suite Hits the Market

Version 4 is now available

I have been working on expanding the use of Intellitools Classroom Suite within our districts for the past year and a half. We are seeing great success in using the Classroom Suite activities with special needs students. The most popular feature has been to be able to edit templates and create our own content to meet IEP goals for students in curriculum areas.

Intellitools reaches out to the RTI marketplace
The most recent trend in education is to meet the NCLB goals by developing learning strategies that focus around Response to Intervention and Professional Learning Communities. These strategies are taking the United States by storm as more and more administrators are scrambling to meet the ever-increasing federal demands for higher percentages of student performance scores each year. Intellitools has tweaked the Classroom Suite software to reflect those trends in a streamlined customization feature.

Easier access to customized activities
Version 4 of Classroom Suite allows the teacher to use pull-down menu options to create the number of problems in an activity, the type of phonemic sound or skill, the word list to use, etc.
Once all the choices have been entered and the activity created, it can be saved in a student folder and used by the student. Scores are recorded in a report area and can be used for data collection and re-teaching/reinforcement if necessary.
I would highly recommend downloading the
free 30 day trial. I think you will find that this software goes beyond the special needs applications and really does support remedial support for the elementary general education classroom. You can also see free online video demonstrations.
If you have a previous version of classroom suite purchased in August of 2007 or later, you can upgrade for a lower price. Parents: If your student is using this product at school you may qualify for a $99 home purchase. Contact Cambium Learning/Intellitools for more information.

I would love to hear your comments and opinions on this product. You can post comments to share.

All the best to you!

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