ERIC Number: ED328229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
New and Promising: Software Worth a Look. A MicroSIFT Survey of Educational Software Preview Center Coordinators. Volume II, No. 2.
This guide lists 19 software packages considered to be worthy of further consideration by other reviewing agencies and schools by a group of 17 computer coordinators from educational software preview centers and evaluation agencies. The following software is listed: (1) ASK-IT, an authoring tool; (2) Balance of the Planet, an environmental simulation game; (3) Combo Pack Graphics, 300 graphics pertaining to nature, holidays, history, world cultures, and community among others; (4) Decision, Decisions: The Environment, a simulation dealing with environmental issues; (5) Discis Books, language arts books enhanced with music, voice, and sound effects; (6) File Force, a database manager; (7) FileMaker Pro, a database manager; (8) French Assistant, Version 4, a collection of translation, reference, and writing tools; (9) Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring, analysis of Stravinsky's ballet score; (10) MacGraphX, a charting and graphics tool; (11) MathLab (Series I, II, III), for whole numbers, fractions and decimals, and special topics; (12) McGee Visits Katie's Farm, a preschool program for becoming familiar with computers; (13) Physics Explorer Series; (14) Probability Lab, explores statistical concepts; (15) SimEarth, a science simulation; (16) Spanish Assistant, Version 4, a collection of translation, reference, and writing tools; (17) Special Writer Coach, for writing skills; (18) Talking Sticky Bear Series, explores shapes, the alphabet, and opposites; and (19) ToolBook 1.0, for creating and customizing graphic applications. Each listing contains a brief description, the price, hardware requirements, and grade level. Producer contact information is provided at the conclusion of the guide. (DB)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Software Reviews, Courseware, Database Management Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Fine Arts, Language Arts, Mathematics Instruction, Multimedia Instruction, Optical Data Disks, Postsecondary Education, Science Instruction, Second Language Instruction
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: For Volume II, No. 1 of this series, see ED 320 570.