updated 05:10 pm EST, Tue March 6, 2007
Canvastic publisher tool
K-8 has released Canvastic 3, adding various features such as an eyedropper, smart spell check, and four different brush shapes. Unlike other K-8 publishing programs such as Kid Pix, Canvastic eliminates frivolous options such as clever erasers, aiming to gradually bring children into the world of professional publishing programs such as Illustrator and Photoshop. As students advance in Canvastic, teachers can gradually increase options, tailoring tool windows to particular users or grade levels. The program requires Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later, and is available for $60 per license; group packages start at $230 for five computers.