FileMaker Inc., the database developer subsidiary of Apple, will showcase its range of K-12 database solutions within the company’s exhibit area at next month’s Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, CA. The show will be held January 7-10 at the Moscone Convention Center.
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Educators attending MWSF will have the chance to see live demos of nearly a dozen K-12 solutions and have an opportunity to interact with the such database solutions as: Web Grades (a Web-based kindergarten report card program), InSite for Education (an online course registration and scheduling system); Advocate (a digital cumulative folder for college guidance counselors); Portal (designed to help admission offices organize data related to inquiries, interviews, applications and decisions); Keystone (for helping organize data about enrolled students); Generations (for tracking alumni and constituents for communications and fundraising); IEP Writer Pro (a solution for completing state-required IEP forms); MFE Writer Pro (for completing the evaluation team report for special education); the Ohio School Directory (which includes all the districts, buildings and schools in the state); RoomDex (software designed to replace “black notebooks” frequently used to schedule meetings in conference rooms, laboratories or computer labs); Norwood City Schools Recruiting Project (an electronic system for locating and tracking teacher recruits).
In November, FileMaker launched a new K-12 education site that provides free education software solutions for downloading, breaking news about FileMaker in education, conferences and events where educators can learn from experts, and special purchasing for K-12 educators and administrators.
What’s more, FileMaker products are up for two 2003 Codie Awards from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). FileMaker Pro 6 is a finalist for Best Business Productivity Product or Service, and FileMaker Pro 6 Unlimited is a Best Numeric/Database Application finalist. Additionally, FileMaker Pro 6 was named as Editor’s Choice for Best Personal Database by PC Magazine. It beat Microsoft Access 2002 and five other products. The Codie Awards are designed to “showcase the software and information industry’s finest products and services, and honor excellence for corporate achievement and philanthropic efforts.” The awards will be presented May 6, 2003, at the SIIA annual conference, to be held in San Francisco, CA.