The folks at Tom Snyder Productions would like to share ways that teachers around the world are using Scholastic Keys with their students. Scholastic Keys, the kid friendly interface for Microsoft includes 3 programs: MaxWrite (for Word); MaxShow (for PowerPoint); and MaxCount (for Excel).  Here's an opportunity to use Scholastic Keys in our project and possibly win prizes for your classroom and school. 

Click HERE for product information and system requirements.  You can order a free information kit that will include a 45 day free trial version of Scholastic Keys.  This trial version can be used for our project.

Your project will be judged by Tom Snyder Professional Development Instructors. They will be looking for innovative ways Scholastic Keys is being used to support student learning. Winners will be notified by November 15, 2005.  This contest is ONLY open to participants in Chocolate Stories


First Place
A 5-computer license of Scholastic Keys: Awarded to a participant that uses MaxCount.

Second Place
A 3-computer license of Scholastic Keys: Awarded to a participant that uses MaxShow.

Third Place
A 1-computer license of Scholastic Keys: Awarded to a participant that uses MaxWrite.

Mac Users
Scholastic Keys is available for Windows only.  We don't want you to feel left out.  If you use any Tom Snyder products such as Timeliner or Graph Club for this project, there are prizes for you too!  The Tom Snyder team will award three project participants a $25.00 gift certificate that can be used for any Tom Snyder product. 

The Winners

MaxCount - Mrs. Fincher's Second Grade Class, Landis Elementary School, Logansport, Indiana
MaxWrite - Mrs. Hicks' Second Grade Class, Blanchard Elementary School, Cape Girardeau, Missouri MaxShow- Mrs. Madden's Second Grade Class, Blythe Academy, Greenville, South Carolina

The Graph Club - Mrs. Doane's Kindergarten Class, Thomas J. Watson Elementary School, Endicott, New York