ERIC Number: ED263913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
MicroSIFT Courseware Evaluations [Set 15 (362-388) and Set 16 (389-441), with an Index Listing the Contents of Each Set (Sets 1-16) and a Cumulative Subject Index (Sets 1-16)].
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
This document consists of 80 microcomputer software package evaluations prepared by the MicroSIFT (Microcomputer Software and Information for Teachers) Clearinghouse at the Northwest Regional Education Laboratory. Set 15 consists of 27 packages; set 16 consists of 53 packages. Each software review lists producer, time and place of evaluation, cost, ability level, subject, topic, transfer medium, required hardware and software, preview policy, instructional purposes and techniques, available documentation, instructional objectives and prerequisites, content and structure, estimated student time required, potential uses, major strengths and weaknesses, and additional comments. An evaluation summary rates each package on 21 criteria. The titles in Sets 15 and 16 are as follows: Addition Circus; Algebra Series; Alphabet Harvey; Content Area Reading--Literature; Crypto Cube; Decimals--Multiplication and Division; Fay's Word Rally; Food for Thought; Fraction Fun with Fraction Man; The Grammar Examiner; Language Arts--Parts of Speech; Math Maze; Mathematics--Grade 3; Mathematics Activities Courseware--4; Mathematics Activities Courseware--7; Mathsheet; More Powers to You!; Myths, Magic and Monsters; Play on Words; Political Genie; Spellakazam; Spellicopter; States; States and Capitals; Supermind; Typing; Verbs--Action/Linking Verbs; 4-H Ding Darling Soil, Water, Wildlife Project; The ABC's of Programming Your Apple; Arith-Magic II; The Basics of BASIC; Biology Challenge; Brain Booster; Computer Science I; Cosmic Carnival; Countdown, Test Simulator, Authoring and Management System; Discover--A Science Experiment; Earth Science Series--Ground Water; Earth Science Series--Hydrologic Cycle; Earth Science Series--Moisture in the Atmosphere; Earth Science Series--Surface Water; Food Group Puzzles; Galactic Prospector; Graphical Analysis II; GUIDEMASTER Borrowing--Regrouping for Subtraction; Holt Reading Skills Extender 3; Hometown; How a Bill Becomes Law; How to Weigh an Elephant; Internal Journey; Law in American History; The Magic Cash Register; Math Power Program--Whole Numbers; Math Worlds--Exploring Math with Computers; Microcourse Mathematics--Solving Story Problems--Whole Numbers, Levels 3-6; Modeler--Molecular Design Editor; Operation Frog; PAVE--Perpetual Accuracy/Visual Efficiency Training; Physical Science Databases for PFS: File; Problem Solving in Algebra; Proportions and Per Cents; QuizWhiz; Relevant Reading Through Science I, II, III, and IV; Science Trivia Challenge; Scrambled Eggs; Secrets of Science Island; Shark Attack!--Math Series; States and Traits; Solar Reading--Flight 1--Central Thought; Sorting Techniques, I, II; Stickybear Spellgrabber; Story Tree; Subject-Verb Agreement; U.S. History Databases for PFS: File; The Voyage of the Mimi--Ecosystems with Island Survivors; The Voyage of the Mimi--Whales and Their Environment with the Bank Street Laboratory; What's My Logic?; WordMath; The Writing Workshop; and You Are What You Eat. Also included are an index listing and cumulative subject index for MicroSIFT Sets 1-16. (JB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.