ERIC Number: ED234772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
MicroSIFT Courseware Evaluations (88-168).
Holznagel, Donald C., Ed.
This document consists of 81 microcomputer software package evaluations prepared for the MicroSIFT (Microcomputer Software and Information for Teachers) Clearinghouse at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) and distributed during 1983 as "sets" 6, 7, and 8. The concise, single-sheet resume describing and evaluating each software package results from an evaluation process that uses a network of established educational institutions and consortia (SIFTnet). Each review lists source, cost, ability level, subject, topic, medium of transfer, required hardware, required software, instructional purpose, instructional techniques, documentation available, instructional objectives (stated), instructional prerequisites (inferred), content and structure, estimated student time required, potential uses, major strengths, and major weaknesses. An evaluation summary rates packages on 21 criteria). The titles of the software packages evaluated are as follows: Juggles' Rainbow; Lessons in Algebra; Math Skills--Elementary; Our Weird and Wacky World/Critical Reading Program: Reading with Critical Understanding; Rocky's Boots; Checkers; Chess; Clock; Computer Graphing Experiments; Computer Math Games; Create Vocabulary; Discover BASIC; Expanded Notation; Math Facts/Number and Math Mastery A, B, C, and D; Multiple Skills; Number Words--Level 1; Number Words--Level 2; Odin; Our Weird and Wacky World/Literal Comprehension Program: Reading with Understanding; Phonet; Prescriptive Math Drill; Sims; The Atom; The Programmable Cube; Three Mile Island; Vowels; Who, What, Where, When; Computer Math Activities, Volume 3; Mixed Number; Dragon Mix; Computer Math Activities, Volume 1; Computer Math Activities, Volume 2; Wordwright; Elementary Math; Math Skills--Junior High; Chemistry--Acids and Bases; Bumble Plot; Word Games; Division 1; Precision Timer; Arith-Magic; Geography; Reading Roundup; Earl's Word Power; Reading Flight; The Market Place; Computer Math Activities, Volume 4; The Decision Shop; Krell's College Board SAT; CARIS; Reading Rally; Moptown; Bumble Games; Alpine Skier; Tennis Anyone?; Decimal Skills; Elementary, Volume 6--Social Studies; Mathematics Assessment/Prescriptive Program, Levels 5-7; President Elect; Career Directions; Cloze Plus (Context Analysis); The Westing Game; Read and Solve Math Problems; Word Memory Program; Rhymes and Riddles; Vocabulary Skills: Prefixes, Suffixes and Root Words; Vocabulary Skills: Context Clues; Diascriptive Reading; Bridge to Terabithia; Teasers by Tobbs; Call of the Wild; Facemaker; Map Reading; Floppy Teaches How to Print Letters and Numerals; Riddle Me This; English, Volume 1; Story Machine; Social Studies, Volume 2; Master Type; Word Master; Cartels and Cutthroats. (LMM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Course Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Microcomputers
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 300 SW Sixth Ave., Portland, OR 97204.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Media Staff
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 Evaluation; Software Reviews
Note: For Courseware Evaluations 1-87 (sets 1-5), see ED 226 765. Users are encouraged to reproduce the evaluations for further dissemination.