ERIC Number: ED426401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
A Guideline for Assessing CD-ROM Software as Supplemental Material to Language Arts Instruction.
This paper is based on the premise that as computer assisted learning becomes more prevalent, teachers will be required to make decisions as to the quality of the software available for instruction. Assessment guidelines from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication Digest No. 79 and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction were used as a starting point, for discussions with three reading consultants, a Reading Recovery teacher trainer, and the coordinator for secondary reading. A 17-point checklist was then developed to be used as an instrument to assess software--a 4-point list presents additional factors to consider on an individual basis. The paper then provides the names and brief descriptions of the following software programs, along with relevant information (publisher, hardware requirements, positives, negatives, and "unknown"): "Little Planet Literacy: Glowbird and Ribbit Collection" (PreK-4); "Imagination Express" (Grades 1-6); "Ellis Intro.ESL" (Grades 7 and up); "English Express Deluxe.ESL" (Grades 7 and up); "Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (Secondary Grades); "That Strange Mr. Poe" (Secondary Grades); "In My Own Voice: Multicultural Poets on Identity" (Secondary Grades); and "Writing for Readers" (Grades 3-12). A 5-item bibliography concludes the paper. (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: Course Project for "Supervision and Administration of a Reading Program," DeKalb County School System (Georgia).