ERIC Number: ED437897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Only the Best: The Annual Guide to the Highest-Rated Educational Software and Multimedia. ASCD 1999-2000.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.
"Only the Best" is an Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) annual reference containing information on software programs and multimedia applications that have met stringent criteria for excellence. The purpose of this reference is to provide a quick and easy way for curriculum directors, technology coordinators, librarians, teachers, school administrators, students, and parents to find the highest-rated materials available. The book uses a two-column format. The left column contains information such as subject area and grade levels served, cost, and hardware requirements. The right column holds an in-depth description of the program as well as helpful tips from evaluators. Programs that cater to special needs students are highlighted in the right column. An Interdisciplinary Index is provided that allows users to locate programs appropriate for a specified subject area or across the curriculum. A software publisher directory and title index are also provided. This year's edition features 93 programs new to "Only the Best" as well as 16 "Classics." New to the 1999-2000 edition is the listing of Multiple Intelligences as a feature in each of the program descriptions, as well as the introduction of a "Multidisciplinary" category. The body of the reference consists of full-length program descriptions listed alphabetically by subject. A section on the evaluation process, list of highest-rated programs for 1999-2000, and "Only the Best" Classics are included. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Software Selection, Costs, Courseware, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Multimedia Materials, Reference Materials
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Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Also available on CD-ROM.