ERIC Number: ED232630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Sentences. MicroSIFT Courseware Evaluation.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT (Except for the Evaluation Summary Table): VERSION: Apple II. PRODUCER: Micro Power & Light Company, 12820 Hillcrest Rd., Suite 224, Dallas, Texas 75230. EVALUATION COMPLETED: June 1982 by the staff and constituents of the Portland Public Schools, Multnomah ESD, Portland, Oregon. COST: $24.95. ABILITY LEVEL: Grade 5 and above. SUBJECT: Language arts: subject and verb recognition. MEDIUM OF TRANSFER: 5-1/4" flexible disk. REQUIRED HARDWARE: 32K Apple II with single disk drive and a monitor. REQUIRED SOFTWARE: Applesoft in ROM. INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSE: Standard instruction, assessment. INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES: Drill and practice, tutorial, game. DOCUMENTATION AVAILABLE: The computer program contains program operating instructions and instructions for the student. INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES: (Inferred): Students will identify subject, simple subjects, predicate and verb of sentences; students will combine sentence fragments to make complete sentences. INSTRUCTIONAL PREREQUISITES: (Inferred): Understanding the terms verb and predicate. CONTENT AND STRUCTURE: The program provides drill in the format of a baseball game. Instruction covering subjects and verbs is provided. ESTIMATED STUDENT TIME REQUIRED: Twenty minutes. POTENTIAL USES: None given. MAJOR STRENGTHS: None given. MAJOR WEAKNESSES: The following major weaknesses resulted in the recommendation that the package not be used: (1) directions are incorrect--for example, the user is instructed to use the space bar when in fact the return key is required; (2) terms are not introduced in the proper sequence; (3) feedback to students is not correct; (4) typing mistakes may not be corrected; (5) the format of the program is inconsistent; (6) a student can win by correcting a mistake--there is no final score. EVALUATION SUMMARY: Evaluators indicate they would not use or recommend this package. (See Major Weaknesses.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.