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‘Canvastic’ Version 1.1 Ships
Finally, A Tool Not A Toy!

Orlando, FL Jan 26, 2005 - FlatTop Technology, Inc. and TeachTech Inc. announce the launch of their new product, Canvastic, an integrated writing and publishing tool for students in grades K-8. Developed by a former classroom teacher and computer coordinator, Canvastic was specifically designed with classroom use in mind and provides the right mix of fun and productivity. The program allows students to publish in multiple formats from beginning readers to quality research reports.

Canvastic is a student and teacher focused software tool that can be customized for students’ age and ability level. The interface is clean and clear with customized sets of options for graphic and text use. The software is even complex enough for teachers to use it for presentations.

TeachTech Inc. president, Steve Gandy, said, “As a former technology teacher in the public schools, I was often frustrated with the types of programs we were using for student publishing. Either products were too simplistic or they were designed for professionals and were too complex for elementary students to use. I have been planning and designing this product for 10 years and have designed it to increase student productivity and time-on-task in every classroom. Canvastic is the next generation publishing tool for schools.”

Using Canvastic, students and teachers can write, graphically show and present information in many different ways. Tools allow for the creation of maps, diagrams, and graphs, as well as importing of pictures and text. The software provides the easy integration of technology skills into any curriculum.

Canvastic runs natively on PC and Macintosh computers. It is purchased and downloaded from the web site Pricing starts at $69 for a single user license. Volume discounts are available.

About Canvastic LLC
Canvastic is the coming together of two companies to develop and market the software Canvastic. FlatTop Technology, Inc. ( builds custom software applications for businesses in a wide variety of industries and was the lead technical developer of the Canvastic software. TeachTech Inc. ( is a consulting firm founded by Steve Gandy that specializes in school and small office training and support. Full product information is available at: