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ERIC Number: ED281211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
Reference Count: 0
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 information about 12 word processor software products and 13 writing activity products. These products and the writing activities they use are as follows: (1) Bank Street Writer III (Activity Files, volumes 1 and 2); (2) Bard's "Pro-Am" Writing System; (3) FrEdWriter (FrEdWriter 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 Activity Files); (10) SchoolWriter; (11) Snoopy Writer; and (12) The Writer's Assistant (Interactive Writing Tools). The report provides information about features to look for when buying word processors, explanations of the evaluation process used in choosing the listed products, tables of comparative data (including price and feature information), recommendations pertaining to each word processor, and addresses and phone numbers for each processor's manufacturer. (FL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
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 210 430.