ERIC Number: ED256294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Only the Best. The Discriminating Software Guide for Preschool-Grade 12. A Special Report from the Editors of SchoolTech News.
Mattas, Linda L.
This report provides 1-page reviews of 113 highly-rated computer software programs, identified from the evaluation reports of the following 16 evaluation services and educational technology magazines: Province of Alberta (Alberta Education), Baltimore County (Maryland) Public Schools, Province of British Columbia Ministry of Education, California Library Media Consortium, Courseware Report Card, Florida Center for Instructional Computing, MicroSIFT Project, Minnesota State Department of Education, Texas Microcomputer Courseware Evaluation Network; Classroom Computer Learning magazine's "excellence award" panel; Educational Software Evaluation Consortium; Iowa City (Iowa) Community School District, Educational Computer Service (National Education Association), New York City Schools, North Carolina State Department of Public Education, and SECTOR (State of Utah). Descriptions include the title, producer, and system requirements; the conclusions of evaluation services and magazines reviews; and additional comments and tips. Programs are categorized by the subject areas of business education, college entrance examinations, computer education, early childhood education, fine arts, foreign language, language arts, mathematics, problem solving, science, social studies, and teacher utility. Also included are lists of 189 programs that nearly qualified as most highly rated and of 13 programs eliminated from the top or second rating because of one negative evaluation from the Province of Alberta, Canada. (LMM)
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Instructional Materials, Microcomputers, Programing
Education News Service, 926 J Street, Suite 212, Sacramento, CA 95814 ($15.95 prepaid; discounts available for quantity orders of ten or more).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Books
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Audience: Practitioners; Parents
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