School Zone Interactive Launches the First Electronic
Workbook CD-ROM Series for Children 

Exciting, innovative and easy-to-use, Electronic Workbooks are a must for
every household with children ages 2-12 
 
GRAND HAVEN, MI, August 9, 2000—School Zone Interactive introduces the first Electronic Workbook, a revolutionary breakthrough in educational CD-ROM products. Based on School Zone Publishing’s top-selling workbook content, the market leader for over twenty years, Electronic Workbooks provide an entertaining one-of-a-kind educational experience that parents and teachers will recognize and trust.
 
Published under the new On-Track Software brand, Electronic Workbooks are the culmination of five years of intensive research and development by the award-winning multimedia team at School Zone Interactive. In an industry first, Electronic Workbooks are geared to a specific skill set, according to School Zone Interactive CEO Jonathan Hoffman. “Each Workbook is a unique environment that progressively guides children through a focused curriculum,” says Hoffman. He adds, “Often parents are asked by teachers to sharpen a child’s specific skill. No other software provides this type of solid skill practice with excellent content, fun activities, engaging games, plus it’s easy to use at an affordable price.” 
 
The following are the first 8 out of 30 titles in this exciting new series, with more to follow by Holiday 2000.
Shapes, Same or Different and Does It Belong for preschoolers and Beginning Reading-grades K-1 and Beginning Reading-grades 1-2 for reading skills Transition Math-grades K-1 and Math-grade 2 for math skills Spelling Puzzles-grade 1 for language skills
 
All Electronic Workbooks retail for a friendly price of $19.99, come packaged with an original paper School Zone workbook, and are available for both Windows® and Macintosh® systems. They feature “progress tracking,” which follows the progress of each child by clarifying their areas of competence, plus alerts parents to skills that need sharpening. Even better, Electronic Workbooks include an audio component that “talks” to each child, providing plenty of positive reinforcement and guidance. 
 
All Electronic Workbooks include easy instructions, instant grading, thousands of variations for repeat play, fun-filled games for “recess,” personalized printouts, certificates and exercises. Another key feature of Electronic Workbooks is ease of use, according to Barbara Peacock, managing director at School Zone Interactive. “Simplicity is the key word with Electronic Workbooks, and it takes a lot of maturity, years of research and a child’s view of the world to achieve simplicity.”
 
ELECTRONIC WORKBOOK FACTS
— Based on School Zone Publishing’s 20 years of proven workbook content. 
     Parents and teachers trust the brand completely.
— The first-ever comprehensive Electronic Workbook to offer specific skill sets.
— Provides audio guidance and tracks each child’s progress throughout.
— Thousands of variations on problems and play provide unlimited repeat usage.
— Easy-to-use and understand. 
— Terrific price point at $19.99.
— Traditional “paper” workbook included with the CD-ROM.