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ERIC Number: ED234774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Selecting Educational Software.
Hunter, C. Bruce
Media & Methods, v20 n1 p15-17,41 Sep 1983
There is an abundance of educational software available, the quality of which ranges from invaluable to a waste of money. The following guidelines should make shopping for software as painless as possible: (1) know your objectives; (2) be sure the software fits your equipment; (3) consider dealer support; (4) consider brand names first; (5) check the evaluations; (6) find out if you can make copies; and (7) keep in mind the capabilities of your students. After you have purchased your software, make backup copies (if possible), teach your students how to take care of the software, and check all copies periodically. Word processing can be a useful tool in English classes, not only as an instructional tool but as a piece of equipment as well. When purchasing a word processing program, follow the general guidelines for software selection. (DC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: PF Project; Software Evaluation