ERIC Number: ED307856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
The 1989 Educational Software Preview Guide.
Educational Software Evaluation Consortium, Menlo Park, CA.
Developed to help educators locate microcomputer software programs they may want to preview for students in grades K-12, this guide lists commercially available instructional software programs that have been favorably reviewed by members of the Educational Software Evaluation Consortium. Programs are arranged alphabetically by title within curriculum areas: art; business education (accounting/bookkeeping, economics, and typing); computers; electronic periodicals; health, instructional tools (authoring system, classroom management, database, graphics generator, instructional materials generator, spelling checker, spreadsheet, student study aid, telecommunications, and word processor); keyboarding; language arts; library media skills; mathematics (advanced mathematics, algebra, geometry/measurement, number, problem solving and statistics); music; preschool/early childhood; problem solving/logic; science (astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental education/ecology, general science, physics, and scientific method/lab equipment); social science (economics, geography, government/political science, history, and sociology); tests and testing; vocational education/industrial arts; world languages (French, German, Spanish, and language tool). Information provided for each program includes the title, publishers, computer and instructional mode specifications, grade level(s), price, and a very brief annotation. A list of review participants, abbreviation keys, an alphabetical list of titles, publishers' addresses, 11 articles and a policy statement on software use, review, and evaluation, eight of which are reprints from Computers in Composition Instruction or The Computing Teacher are also included. (EW)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Computer Graphics, Computer Software Reviews, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Instructional Material Evaluation, Material Development, Mathematics Instruction, Microcomputers, Problem Solving, Science Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Social Sciences
International Council for Computers in Education, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 ($8.00, prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Book/Product Reviews
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Educational Software Evaluation Consortium, Menlo Park, CA.