**ERIC Number:**ED226765

**Record Type:**RIE

**Publication Date:**1982

**Pages:**124

**Abstractor:**N/A

**Reference Count:**0

**ISBN:**N/A

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MicroSIFT Courseware Evaluations (1-87).

Holznagel, Donald C., Ed.

A clearinghouse for information about microcomputer-based educational applications has been established at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL). The clearinghouse, MicroSIFT (Microcomputer Software and Information for Teachers), is a central project of NWREL's Computer Technology Program. A primary concern has been the development of an evaluation process using a network of established educational institutions and consortia (SIFTnet). The process results in a concise single sheet resume describing and evaluating each software package. The same data are entered into the Resources in Computer Education (RICE) database, where they are available for online retrieval. This document consists of brief descriptions of MicroSIFT and RICE together with copies of the first 87 "courseware evaluations" performed. The titles of the software packages evaluated are as follows: You Can Bank On It; Money Management Assessment Series; Home Safe Home; Job Readiness--Assessment and Development; Poison Proof Your Home; EMSI-6; Income Meets Expenses; Fractions; Geography Explorer: USA; Factoring Whole Numbers; The Shell Games Education Series; Odell Lake; Arithmetic Racing; Limacons and Their Areas; Arithmetic of Functions; Typing Tutor; Circulation (Organs); Math Sequences; Function Grapher; Mathematics Drill and Practice; Library Skills: What's There and How to Find It; Binomial Multiplication; Limits of Sequences; Karel the Robot; Volcanoes; Addition and Subtraction 1 & 2; Alphabet Keyboard; Alien Addition; The Wizard; Math Strategy: Linear Search Games; Instructional Computing in Algebra II; Touch Typing; Numeric Data Entry Practice; Sentence Diagramming; Wordwatch; Evolut; Minus Mission; Comprehension Power Program; Demo-Graphics; Newton; More Algebra: Slope; Apple*Surface; Sentences; Millikan; The Spanish Hangman; Homonyms in Context; More Algebra: Comp; More Algebra: Disc; More Algebra: Quad; More Algebra: Simul; Grammar Problems for Practice: Homonyms; Essential Math Program; Fundamental Math I, II, III; English Computorials; Titration; Grammar Package 1; Elementary Mathematics Classroom Learning System: Whole Numbers; Energy Czar; Computer Simulated Physics Experiments; Number Blast; My First Alphabet; Euclid Geometry Tutor; Test Bank; The Arithmetic Classroom: Fractions-Addition & Subtraction; The Arithmetic Classroom: Decimals; Metric Drill; Math Concepts; Easy Grader; Basic English Skills; Antonyms/Synonyms; Consonants/Blends; Create Fill-in-the-Blanks; Create Skills--Elementary/Intermediate; Create Spell-It; Keyboard Organ; Lemonade; Letter Recognition; Magic Spells; Math Strategy; Nouns/Pronouns; Roots/Affixes; Speed Reader; Spelling Strategy; Verbs; Vocabulary Dolch; Word Families; and Word Search. (WYB)

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Course Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Microcomputers

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., Portland, OR 97204.

**Publication Type:**Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom

**Education Level:**N/A

**Audience:**N/A

**Language:**English

**Sponsor:**National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.

**Authoring Institution:**Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.

**Identifiers:**Courseware Evaluation; MicroSIFT; Resources in Computer Education; Software Reviews

**Note:**Users are encouraged to reproduce the evaluations for further dissemination.