FileMaker used in education...

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Wed Feb 5 21:48:15 UTC 2003

SignWriting List
February 5, 2003

Dear SW List Members:
As you know, our SignBank database is specially-designed in FileMaker. 
FileMaker software is generally used for office 
bookkeeping, filing, sending bulk mail, invoicing and so forth. Before 
now, FileMaker was for small businesses and was not designed for 
education. However, our SignBank, and other new developments, are 
changing that...FileMaker is starting to be used in schools too. Here 
is information I just received:


FileMaker To Showcase Powerful K-12 Software Solutions

ORLANDO, FL (FETC 2003) -- Feb. 3, 2003 -- FileMaker announced today 
that it
will showcase a wide range of software solutions for K-12 education at 
exhibit (# 1467), at the Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC)
opening here Feb. 4, in the Orlando County Convention Center.

FileMaker is the easy-to-use software for K-12 teachers and 
looking to boost productivity by creating a huge variety of custom 
-- from the classroom to administrative functions -- with little or no
technical help. FileMaker solutions can help improve the entire 
process, from student enrollment, online and printed report cards, to
fund-raising and tracking equipment.

Get educated on FileMaker K-12 database solutions
K-12 educators at FETC will see a variety of FileMaker solutions --
customized for administrators, teachers and students -- created by 
developer inResonance, Inc. (

¨       Advocate, a digital cumulative folder for guidance counselors;
¨       Portal, which helps Admission Offices organize data related to
inquiries, interviews, applications and decisions;
¨       Keystone, to help organize data about enrolled students; and
¨       Generations, for tracking alumni and constituents for 
and fund-raising.

At FETC, FileMaker will be demonstrating its new line of FileMaker 6
products, including: FileMaker Pro 6, FileMaker Pro 6 Unlimited, 
Server, and FileMaker Mobile 2.1. FileMaker Pro 6 makes managing and 
information remarkably efficient, with an ease of use that won't stress
overworked staff, and a price tag that won't strain limited budgets.

Educators visiting the FileMaker booth will be eligible to win free 
of FileMaker Pro 6 and FileMaker Mobile 2.1.

FETC is one of the largest conferences in the United States dedicated to
educational technology, with thousands of educators attending hundreds 
concurrent sessions, workshops and vendor exhibits.

FileMaker recently launched a new K-12 education site
( that provides free education 
solutions for downloading, breaking news about FileMaker in education,
conferences and events where educators can learn from experts, and 
purchasing for K-12 educators and administrators.

About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker is a leader in workgroup databases and workgroup information
solutions. Unlike complex database software, the FileMaker intuitive
interface empowers knowledge workers to create and share rich 
solutions. The
award-winning FileMaker line of database software provides relational 
instant and custom Web publishing and legendary ease-of-use. FileMaker, 
is the database software subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: 

CUSTOMER CONTACT: 1-800-325-2747 (for information and to order).

  FileMaker Developer Conference 2003
           August 24-27, 2003
            Phoenix, Arizona

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