About the Creators
Dr. Peggy Healy Stearns
Despite her many accomplishments, what pleases Peggy most is the enthusiasm of people who tell her how her work has revolutionized their learning and teaching experiences. Peggy’s trademark “real-world classroom” design for software comes from her more than 20 years as a K-12 and college-level educator. She has presented seminars and conference sessions to thousands of educators across the country. Peggy has published seven best-selling children’s software programs including The Graph Club and Neighborhood MapMachine. Her software has earned over two dozen major national awards. (Visit Peggy's web site.)
Peter H. Reynolds
CEO and Founder of FableVision, New York Times best-selling illustrator and educational innovator. He is the author and illustrator of several books for children, including The North Star, The Dot, Ish, Rose's Garden, I'm Here and So Few of Me, as well as the illustrator of the popular Judy Moody series and Someday. He also is a passionate advocate for the nontraditional learner. In 2007, Peter received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts in recognition of his contributions to education and the arts. Currently, he serves on the boards of several nonprofits, including Horizons for Homeless Children, Everybody Wins Metro Boston and the Dedham Historical Society. Peter's journey has been fueled by books — not just reading them, but making them. As early as the first grade, Peter teamed up with his twin brother, Paul, to publish a newspaper for their classmates. Peter hopes that the art in Stationery Studio will empower and inspire writing at all ages and eliminate the fear of the blank page forever.
Reviews & Testimonials
"I have been working with computers since 1982. Stationery Studio is the best word processor for children that I have ever worked with. All my First, Second and Third Graders love it! I have shared it with some of my staff, and they are thrilled. The borders are so motivating for the children to write! You have included excellent features such as: the choice of different lines, the tracing fonts, and the Tours are interesting to adults as well as children! What a wonderful job all of you have done!"
Hanscom Primary School, MA
"I team-taught a kindergarten class and I took a copy of Stationery Studio with me for the students to try out. I gave each student a quick mini lesson on how to view and choose the stationery, how to use the space bar, how to capitalize a letter and where to find the period on the keyboard. This was their very first experience with writing on the computer. Oh my, it was amazing! The teacher could not believe how much they loved it, how easy it was for them to use it, and what fantastic writers they really were."
Instructional Technology Specialist
Puster Elementary School, TX
“Every great once in a while a software product for the classroom comes around that deserves instant recognition . . because [Stationery Studio] can be instantly and dynamically put to work in classrooms by both teachers who are techno-savvy, as well as those who are just learning how to put technology to work in their classrooms. If you buy only one piece of software for your elementary school classroom this year, [Stationery Studio] should be it.”
Diane S. Kendall
Power to Learn. Read the full review here.
"Although Stationery Studio is essentially for kids, don't tell that to adults. Every teacher wanted it… Geared to address state and national standards, the assignments are perfect for math, science and language arts classes."
School Library Journal. Read the full review here.
"Getting your students off on their best "writing foot" is easy with this customized stationery tool from Fablevision."
Teaching K-8 Magazine. Read the full review here.
Stationery Studio is an easy-to-use writing tool that helps educators teach to the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts: Writing for Grades K–5.
The three main standards are:
- Text Types and Purposes
- Production and Distribution of Writing
- Research to Build and Present Knowledge
You can learn more about the specifics of the Common Core standards for writing at the official website —click on "Writing" on the left hand side to select standards for each grade level.
With teacher direction and Stationery Studio's 59 cross-curricular activities, the software becomes a versatile tool that gets students writing everyday.
Stationery Studio also supports the standards for the International Reading Association (IRA) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
Handwriting: Stationery Studio promotes the development of handwriting ability, a key stage in writing, by allowing teachers and children to print customized stationery with line styles, line width and line colors that suit the writer’s developmental level and by providing dotted fonts for handwriting practice. Stationery Studio makes handwriting a more attractive option for students, thereby promoting increased practice.
Writing Process: Stationery Studio engages students in the writing process from topic selection to publication and supports the development of writing skills by providing customized stationery appropriate to students’ interests, developmental level, and purpose. Stationery Studio is an effective tool that can enhance the writing experience and support the following NCTE and IRA standards:
Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).
Students conduct research by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.
Stationery Studio supports ISTE's Educational Technology Standards for Students.
- Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
- Students apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
- Students create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
- Students interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others, employing a variety of media.
- Students contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.
- Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.