Assistive, Inclusive & Learning Technologies
by Turning Point Technology
Turning Point, PO Box 310945, New Braunfels, TX 78131-0945, USA
  Toll Free: (877) 608-9812   Phone: (830) 608-9812   FAX: (830) 608-0882
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Accessible Switches
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Switch Choice
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Communication

Art and Music Software

For Inclusion through middle school
Item # Product Description Photo Price
AC-AR07

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ArtTouch CD

• Let your students succeed in art by creating electronic masterpieces!
• Choose from dozens of backgrounds, or start with a clean tablet.
• Hundreds of stencils of people, animals, shapes and things can be dragged to your "canvas."
• Select color and intensity with the paint pallets.
• Position and size the stencils just right.
• Add finishing touches like text, highlights, and texture.
• Then transfer the finished work to your personal portfolio, where you can admire, print or email - or consider it a work in progress.
• An easy-to-use gem of a program!
• Appropriate for all ages and abilities.

Win 98-XP
Mac OS 8.6-9.2/OSX Classic, Native

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1 User
$98.00
TF-2170
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Beep!

Kindergarten - Grade 3, Inclusion

Have you ever painted a picture that sings as you draw? Well now you can! Based on the themes of creative play and exploration, students get absolutely hooked on Beep! Activities encourage emerging learners to express their ideas, while developing important IT skills and building confidence with the computer. Navigate a maze and develop spatial orientation skills.

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1 User
$98.00
TF-20101

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Black Cat Compose
Grade K-6, Inclusion

You don't have to be Beethoven to compose great music! Black Cat Compose is a versatile musical composition program for emerging musicians. With 4 difficulty levels, it's configurable for a wide range of abilities.

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$69.95
5 Users
$209.85
TF-2067

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FacePaint 2
Special Ed.

Create hundreds of silly faces using pictures or words! Configurable for non-readers and early readers, just click or type in preferences to see the face gradually build up. With a sound recorder you can even make your character talk and then print it out, or save it to disc. Full switch access allows users to make choices using scanning menus, just hit your switch to choose.

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1 User
$59.95
5 Users
$179.85
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Draw

This vector-based drawing package includes a powerful range of tools for creating spectacular drawings. Using the same kid-friendly interface as the suite of programs in Workshop, this package is fully configurable to meet all student needs. Create lines, shapes, and other geometric drawings. Build plans and maps. Because it's vector-based, Draw give students the ability to easily adjust, move, and rescale the shapes they have created without losing any quality.

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1 User
$59.95
5 Users
$179.85
10 Users
$299.75
1 User
IT-DK01

5 Users
IT-DK05

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Drumkit

New, noisy, music making software with interfaces for younger and older students. Select a tune, add percussion sounds or tune motifs. Learn to add rhythm. Can you hit your switch in time to the music? Mouse, touch screen, IntelliKeys or switch access. Includes 2 IntelliKeys overlays. Drumkit comes with many tunes and settings, and you can add your own music files to create your own activities.

Win 95/98/ME/2000/XP** (see below)
** Drumkit CDs issued after July 14, 2003 will operate with Windows XP.
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1 User
$64.00
5 Users
$194.00
TF-2096

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First Class Music
Grades 3-8, Inclusion

This unique and long-awaited program will be music to your ears•.literally! Scores of first-rate lessons guide students step by step through the basic concepts of music with hundreds of interactive screens, tons of assessed activities, check points, and printable reports. Click on instruments to hear their timbre, lines and dots to discern rhythm, and animated characters to listen to melodies. Identify wrong notes in scales, work with patterns in music, and build your own tunes. Students learn about key elements of music such as dynamics, pitch, rhythm, structure, tempo, and timbre in 15 hours of learning divided into four stages. Each stage contains lessons with names like Levels of Loudness, White Notes, Jumpy, Smooth and Crisp, Voice Types, and Bowed, Blown, or Plucked.

Win 95+, Pentium 100 MHz, 640 x 480, 16 bit color, 32 MB RAM, 4x CD-ROM

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1 User
$49.95
5 Users
$149.85
10 Users
$249.75
1 User
IT-KO01

5 Users
IT-KO05

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K-1 Kaleidoscope
K-1 is a musical kaleidoscope - an activity for all ages and abilities

It is: a toy; a graphic design tool; an assessment tool; a multi-sensory device; a happy reminder of times past.

Win 98/ME/NT/2000/XP

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1 User
$74.00
5 Users
$214.99
TF-2072

Kaleidoscope 2
Special Education

This sensory software contains over 100 creative paining activities for use with a mouse, touch screen, or other access/input devices. A kaleidoscope of colors, patterns, stamps, and styles are at users' fingertips. The results are so fantastic that kids and adults will be eager to print their works of art. Kaleidoscope 2 was designed especially for students from the pre-kindergarten to second grade level and for individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities.

Categories include:
- Early Stimulation: Kaleidoscope and Quarter: Paint in one quarter of the screen and it appears in all.
- Early Stimulation: 2-Way Symmetry: Create symmetrical paintings.
- Early Painting: A great creative activity for developing fine motor skills.
- Early Filling In: Select a color and click on an area to fill it in.
- Early Filling In and Painting: You choose to fill in or paint.
- Balls: Array your screen with colorful balls.
- Copycat: Copy the color-scheme of a picture.
- Jigsaws: Use bricks and other stamps to build fantastic jigsaw puzzles.
- Lights, Stamps, and other topics: A series of topics to explore with your art.
- Words: Click on a word and hear it spoken as you add it to the screen.

Brick walls, butterflies, and rays of color are just some of the tools available for building kaleidoscopic pictures. In addition to all the visual stimulation, users will be entertained by the beeps, gongs, burps, and chirps that accompany each layer of their paintings.

Win 95, Pentium
 
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1 User
$69.95
5 Users
$209.85
TF-2166

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Mini Musical Monsters
Kindergarten - Grade 1, Inclusion

Create melodies, compose songs and even learn the notes of popular tunes using Mini Musical Monsters! Mini Musical Monsters contains six engaging musical activities for 3 - 5 year-olds. Children can have fun experimenting with music making, rhythms and sound effects. Mini Musical Monsters is also ideal for developing vital ICT skills and will quickly build confidence in novice computer users - any mouse click or keyboard press will produce interesting results! Mini Musical Monsters contains no speech and does not require reading skills. It is a valuable addition to an early years or foundation stage setting.

Activities include:
Follow the Cloud, Monster Match, Musical Garden, Monster Mixer, Monster Grid, and Monster Scale

Minimum system requirements
Win 98+, Pentium 400 MHz, 64 MB RAM
Mac OSX 10.1.5+, 128 MB RAM
 
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1 User
$44.95
5 Users
$1,334.85
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More Musical Monsters
Grades 1-5, Inclusion

Create a unique symphony with a few clicks of the mouse then press play to enjoy! With More Musical Monsters fun creatures will play anything from an acoustic piano to the sound effects of a seashore! More Musical Monsters builds on the popular design of the original Musical Monsters but is a more extensive music-making tool, ideal for the elementary range. You choose the creature and tone and assign a sound effect, then click your way to a masterpiece! Once finished click the MIDI button and save your file to play at a later date. The ease and variety of this program will keep children entertained for hours, as well as yourself! Teacher controls allow you to customize the difficulty levels (shrinking the variability), instruments, or record your own sound sample to add into the choices! More Musical Monsters also contains a library of resources such as, pre-recorded tunes, sounds samples and even printable lesson plans!

Minimum system requirements
Win 98+, Pentium 400 MHz, 64 MB RAM
Mac OSX 10.1.5+, G3 or above, 128 MB RAM

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1 User
$49.95
5 Users
$149.85
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TF-2095

Best Software for Kids Award from Science Museum of Boston

Musical Leaps and Bounds
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Grades K-1, Inclusion

Turn on The Moody Jukebox, Let's Dance, and The Singing Blobs in this new CD-ROM from the highly popular Leaps and Bounds series. Music and listening activities are the focus of the 6 well-planned, engaging activities. Musical Leaps and Bounds encourages children to respond, explore, experiment, express, and communicate their ideas in imaginative ways.  Patch for Windows XP

Win
95 or later, Pentium 133 MHz, 32 MB RAM, 800 x 600, 16 bit color
Mac  OS 8.5 or later, 68040, 4x CD, 800 x 600
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1 User
$44.95
5 Users
$134.85
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Musical Monsters
Kindergarten - Grade 3, Inclusion

Anyone can create a tune! Build rhythms and melodies by putting the singing creatures onto the music board, then listen and watch the results. Early learners quickly gain confidence to create their own sound patterns without assistance. Listen to, evaluate, and reshape each tune while exploring the composition process. A simple click on the MIDI button will save files for later play, or for development of a live performance. There are 30 ready-made tunes to demonstrate musical concepts and moods, and over 120 instruments to choose from. Teachers can customize difficulty levels, shrink the grid size, select instruments, or adjust the tempo to tailor the difficulty level for each student.

Minimum system requirements
Win 98+, Pentium 400 MHz, 64 MB RAM
Mac OSX 10.1.5+, 128 MB RAM
 
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1 User
$44.95
5 Users
$134.85
1 User
MS-2150

5 Users
MS-2151

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Sights & Sounds Complete

Cause & Effect Sights & Sounds combines five different musical themes (mellow, country, jazz, techno and rock) with three colorful animated activities (flowers, fireworks and lines and designs) for the ultimate in cause and effect software. Three separate switch modes teach momentary, timed and latching switch activation. Sights & Sounds is ideal for switch users of all ages who require cause and effect training.

System Requirements

Windows
Operating System: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4 (2000, XP)

Macintosh
Operating System: Mac OS 8.1 to 9.x (Mac OS X v10.1.5 or later)

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1 User
$100.00
1 User
IT-SM01

5 Users
IT-SM05

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SwitchIt! Facemaker
Lets children have fun decoration faces on - and off - the computer

Add your own photos of children, teachers, parents (anybody!) to SwitchIt! Facemaker and decorate them with hats, beards, glasses, earrings and more. You can also give people different eyes, noses, hair and funny ears, or even spots and face paint. Or try dressing up a picture of the child's pet! Nearly 100 features give you thousands of combinations, engaging students in creative exploration and experimentation.

A cause and effect level adds features to a face in response to a simple switch input. Other options allow all learners to be creative according to their own ability. Suitable for non-readers too. Completed faces are saved to a viewing gallery and can be printed out for further use.

Ideal for cooperative play as well as any topics relating to personal, social and health education (PSHE), modeling (design and technology), art, supporting literacy and encouraging the use of mathematical language. A set of printable resources is included for you to use away from the computer.

Win 2000/XP/Vista
Mac OSX

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1 User
$128.00
5 Users
$325.00
1 User
IT-SW02

5 Users
IT-SW03

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2 Switch Accessible

SwitchIt! Patterns

Build patterns on-screen and see them animate. SwitchIt! Patterns caters to young children and to users who require visual stimulation and cause-and-effect software.

Minimum System Requirements:
Win 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP, Pentium 90MHz, RAM - 16MB (Win 95) or 32MB (Win 98/ME), SVGA suggested, sound card, 4x CD ROM
Mac OS 7.5.5/OSX, Power Mac 7200/90, 11MB RAM, 256 colors suggested, 4x CD ROM

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1 User
$74.00
5 Users
$214.00
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Whole Class Fresco
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2002 BETT Primary Software Tools Award
Grade K-9, Inclusion

Fresco is a truly creative graphics program for the new Millennium! Designed to take educational graphics programs into a whole new creative area. Users will be stunned by the realism of the different painting tools. Fresco is suitable for a range of ages. There are four built-in levels and teachers have the option to create new levels to meet the needs of individuals or groups of students. Ideal for use with a whiteboard, projector, or pressure sensitive pen tablet.

Win 95+, Pentium II, 32 MB RAM, 4x CD
 
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1 User
$49.95
5 Users
$149.85

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