ERIC Number: ED392522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
High/Scope Buyer's Guide to Children's Software. 11th Edition.
Hohmann, Charles; And Others
This 11th edition of the High/Scope Buyer's Guide to Children's Software was designed to help teachers, caregivers, and parents make good choices when purchasing software to enhance children's learning. The book consists of an introduction, a chapter on finding the best software, software reviews for 48 different software products. The introduction discusses changes in the new edition. The first chapter contains software purchasing tips, including criteria for selecting high-quality software for home, center, or school to use with children from the pre-kindergarten through grade 4 levels. The section of software reviews features 48 programs. The entries for each program include a sidebar which contains numerical ratings on content strength (e.g., educational content and activities appropriate to the age level suggested); user friendliness (e.g., icons and picture menus used); management and options (e.g., customization to an individual child, group, etc.); strength of support materials (e.g., information provided to extend learning activities); and value for the cost (price compares favorably with other programs); and a profile of the program, including publisher, intended grade or age level, learning content area (e.g., language, social studies, country); hardware and software needed, and cost. A detailed narrative description of the program makes up the bulk of each entry. "See also" references to other software products are included at the end of many entries. Four appendices include descriptions and ratings for previously reviewed software, a listing of software publishers, a listing of software programs by concept area, and a glossary. An extensive index of software titles is included. (DR)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Software Selection, Computer Uses in Education, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students, Evaluation Criteria, Intermediate Grades, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Primary Education
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, 600 North River Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2898 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.