Releases the SmartDraw Education Solution
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SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 18-05-2004 --, the Internet's #1 provider of business graphics software, announced today the release of the SmartDraw Education Solution for visual instruction and classroom management. This pre-packaged set of templates and tutorials can help teachers create forms, quizzes, worksheets, calendars, seating charts, awards, and many other classroom documents.

"We produced this solution in response to the growing number of educators who use SmartDraw in their work," said Paul Stannard, CEO. "We designed it to meet their specific needs, and included everything from award templates to science worksheets, to mind maps, to mathematical symbols. Like a blackboard, SmartDraw can quickly become an indispensable teaching tool and a resource for any classroom."

The SmartDraw Suite -- which includes the complete Education Solution -- features more than 50,000 built-in symbols, images, and templates for easy drag-and-drop drawing. This includes more than 3,000 anatomical images, 900 symbols for maps & geography, hundreds of math symbols, and detailed clip art for animals, plants, astronomy and much more. It also includes hundreds of professionally designed templates, to help the teacher get a quick start on any project.

With the SmartDraw Education Solution, it's easy to create:

--  Forms.  Create lesson plans, daily planners, permission slips,
    evaluation forms, hall passes, progress reports, and more. Personalize
    forms with a school logo or SmartDraw clip art images.
--  Quizzes and Worksheets.  Easily make worksheets for science,
    geography, history, and any other subject with the quick, ready-made
--  Seating Charts.  Easily customize the templates with names, color-
    coding, and clip art.
--  Awards and Certificates. Quickly create personalized awards and
    certificates. Even include photos and clip art.
--  Presentations and School Projects.  Use detailed clip art and graphics
    to create dazzling presentations and school projects.
--  Mind Maps and Concept Maps.  Create visual aids for brainstorming, and
    illustrate the relationships between ideas.
--  Time Management.  Educators can easily plan their classroom activities
    using SmartDraw's Gantt charts, timelines, and calendars.
The SmartDraw Education Solution is included free with SmartDraw Suite, which retails for $267, with special pricing for K-12 teachers (at qualifying academic institutions). Please inquire for educational discounts.

You can download a FREE, 30-day trial version of SmartDraw at

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