ERIC Number: ED281210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Product Descriptions; Word Processors and Writing Activities for the Elementary Grades. A MicroSIFT Quarterly Report.
Batey, Anne; Ricketts, Dick
Intended to help educators choose the most appropriate word processing products for elementary school writing instruction, this report provides extensive information on 12 word processor and 13 writing activity software products. A list of components, general descriptions, comments and evaluations are included for each product. The products described are as follows: (1) Bank Street Writer III (Activity Files, volumes 1 and 2); (2) Bard's "Pro-Am" Writing System; (3) "FrEdWriter" (with FrEd lessons); (4) "HomeWord Plus"; (5) LogoWriter; (6) "Magic Slate," (I Can Write! Be a Writer! and Write with Me!); (7) MasterType's Writer; (8) MECC Writer (Ghost Writer, MECC Speller, and MECC Write Start); (9) Milliken Word Processor, (Prewriting, Postwriting and Writing Workshop Activity Files; (10) SchoolWriter; (11) Snoopy Writer; and (12) The Writer's Assistant (Interactive Writing Tools). Producer information is included with each description and listed again at the end of the report. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: For a companion report, see CS 210 431.