Student Performance and Creative Learning Programs Highlight FileMaker Pro Solutions at 2007 Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC)

Santa Clara, CA and Orlando, FL (FETC Conference) – January 23, 2007 – The role of FileMaker Pro database solutions in maximizing student performance and managing creative educational programs will be featured at the 2007 Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), January 24-26, 2007, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. FileMaker, Inc. representatives will be showcasing FileMaker Pro K-12 solutions in Booth # 902 .

On Friday, January 26, at 1:50-2:45 p.m., Bob Barboza, Resource Specialist for the Paramount Unified School District, Paramount, CA,  and Greg Walker, Data Solutions Administrator, Pinellas County Schools, Largo, FL will conduct “ Kid’s Talk Radio: A High Motivational Math and Science Learning Program ,” a session about an educational program that gets kids excited about learning and at the same time helps schools to creatively meet AYP goals. Barboza will show how students build sound effects studios and radio stations to practice study skills, math, science, reading, and writing.

Also on Friday, January 26, at 1:50-2:45 p.m., Michael Perry, Adjunct Business Professor, Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University, GA, will conduct “Easy Rubrics + Rapid Grades + Clear Standards = Successful Performance, ” a session designed to teach how to automatically distribute rubrics and grades electronically. Participants will explore the advantages of electronic distribution of performance and assessment information and how to create FileMaker Pro databases that work with Mac, Windows, and Palm operating systems.

FileMaker database software helps schools in collecting, managing and reporting on student and administrative data. More than 10,000 K-12 schools use FileMaker in their data-driven decision-making processes to achieve greater operational efficiency, comply with federal and state reporting requirements, and track student performance. Recently, Technology & Learning magazine named FileMaker Pro a 2006 Legacy Award winner.

Educators can experience a 30-day free trial of FileMaker Pro 8.5, the award-winning database software, which includes the K-12 Education Starter Kit, featuring five education starter solutions, a K-12 resource guide, and a student assessment white paper. The trial can be downloaded at . Trial CDs will also be distributed in the FileMaker booth.

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FileMaker is the leader in easy-to-use database software. Millions of people, from individuals to some of the world's largest companies, rely on FileMaker software to manage, analyze and share vital information. The company’s products are the FileMaker Pro line – versatile database software for teams and organizations, for Windows, Mac and the Web – and Bento, the personal database for Mac, iPhone and iPod touch. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple.

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