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Back to school software roundup

As technology is now a firm fixture in classrooms and universities, PCR takes a look at some of the software aimed at these markets.

CLAYMATION STUDIO 3.0 DELUXE – £40.84
Distributor: Gem Distribution
With Honestech Claymation Studio, you can easily create stop motion video. Capture images using a digital camera, webcam or DV camcorder and add background images, audio, and music to create your own stop-motion movies.

BERLITZ FRENCH PREMIER V2 – £29.40
Distributor: Gem Distribution
With this unique, time- proven learning system, we’ve provided three powerful ways for you to learn French; on your Windows PC or Macintosh, in your car and on the go using an IPod or mobile listening device.

LETTS KS2 TRIPLE PACK – £20.41
Distributor: Gem Distribution, Interactive Ideas
The KS2 Triple Pack contains national test style practice papers and answers in printable form to get children as close their actual exampapers as possible. Using colourful graphics and clear facts, the KS2 Triple Pack has memory boosting quick tests to check knowledge and understanding of key points.

MICROSOFT OFFICE HOME AND STUDENT 2012 – £112.33 DVD, £91.91 product key
Distributor: Gem Distribution, VIP Computers, Interactive Ideas
With Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010, you and your kids can create great schoolwork and home projects from multi-page bibliographies to multimedia presentations.

WORLD TALK GERMAN – £30.62
Distributor: Interactive Ideas
EuroTalk discs are designed to be fun. Our quizzes, games and stories provide this and you will be amazed how much you remember after a surprisingly short time devoted to a disc.

VOCABULARY BUILDER ITALIAN – £19.99
Distributor: Interactive Ideas
Primarily aimed to meet the requirements of children aged from four to twelve, this package has proved popular with adults too.

KASPERSKY INTERNET SECURITY 2012 HOME AND MOBILE EDITION – £59.99
Distributor: Entatech
Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 delivers premium protection from viruses, trojans, spam, hackers, and more. Its cutting-edge, hybrid approach to digital security combines innovative, cloud-based technologies with advanced antivirus protection.

NORTON ANTIVIRUS 2012 – £10.49
Distributor: KMS Components
Stay ahead of viruses and spyware with powerful protection against online threats. A leader in both protection and performance, Norton Antivirus identifies and stops new threats faster than less sophisticated security software.

SELECT DESKTOP PUBLISHING – £10.20
Distributor: Focus Multimedia
From enhancing your digital photos and creating the simplest card to delivering professional visually-rich newsletters, catalogues and websites, there is a Select title that lets you do just that.

TALK NOW! SPANISH – £24.99
Distributor: Interactive Ideas
The Talk Now! range is the world’s best selling language learning CD-ROM series for beginners, used by more than eight million people to date.

ALL-IN-ONE PHOTO STUDIO – £20.42
Distributor: Focus Multimedia
The complete digital photo workshop. Includes a powerful editing suite for creating pixel-perfect photos without any previous experience.

TOTAL CAD 2D-3D – £10.20
Distributor: Focus Multimedia
Total CAD 2D/3D v2 is an easy-to-use, versatile CAD program combining 2D drafting with powerful and precise 3D modelling.

101 LANGUAGES OF THE WORLD – £40.84
Distributor: Focus Multimedia
Whatever your interest, the Languages of the World series features a wealth of languages, with words, phrases and all the tools to get you talking the talk in no time.

TALK BUSINESS ARABIC – £29.99
Distributor: Focus Multimedia
Suitable for people who already know the basics, this CD-ROM teaches you the essential words and phrases you’ll need for doing business abroad.

ESET SMART SECURITY 5 – £49.99 (3 users)
Distributor: ESET
Smart Detection of malware utilising advanced heuristic detection technology protects you from unknown threats and detects unfamiliar mutations of known malware.

ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA 2012 ULTIMATE EDITION – £40.84
Distributor: Focus Multimedia
The Encyclopaedia Britannica 2012 Edition is packed with a wealth of trusted information written by Nobel laureates, historians, curators, professors, and other noted authorities and rich multimedia.

ED ALIVE RANGE – £16.99 each
Distributor: Koch Media
The ideal software to teach any child, these each have simple, kid-friendly animated interfaces that enhance self- directed learning.

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