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Eiser, Leslie – Classroom Computer Learning, 1986
Highlights the advantages of word processors and spelling checkers in improving student writing skills. Explains how spelling checkers work and describes the types of available checkers. Also provides lists of Apple, IBM, and Commodore word processors and checkers. (ML)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education, Computer Uses in Education, Microcomputers
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Myers, Roy E.; Schneider, David I. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Details the features of BASIC used in mathematics programming and provides the information needed to translate between the Apple II and IBM PC computers. Discusses inputing a user-defined function, setting scroll windows, displaying subscripts and exponents, variable names, mathematical characters and special symbols. (TW)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science, Higher Education
Kinnaman, Daniel E.; And Others – Classroom Computer Learning, 1988
Reviews four educational software packages for Apple, IBM, and Tandy computers. Includes "How the West was One + Three x Four,""Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing,""Math and Me," and "Write On." Reviews list hardware requirements, emphasis, levels, publisher, purchase agreements, and price. Discusses the strengths…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Mathematics
Coffey, Michael A.; And Others – 1987
This guide describes maintenance procedures for IBM and Apple personal computers, provides information on detecting and diagnosing problems, and details diagnostic programs. Included are discussions of printers, terminals, disks, disk drives, keyboards, hardware, and software. The text is supplemented by various diagrams. (EW)
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Computer Printers, Computer Software, Computer Terminals
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Williams, Ron – Journal of Chemical Education, 1986
Compares Apple Macintosh and IBM PC microcomputers in terms of their usefulness in the laboratory. No attempt is made to equalize the two computer systems since they represent opposite ends of the computer spectrum. Indicates that the IBM PC is the most useful general-purpose personal computer for laboratory applications. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Higher Education
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Journal of Chemical Education, 1987
Provides a review of both the Apple and IBM versions of ENZPACK, a software package which is designed to assist in the teaching of enzyme kinetics in courses where this topic is treated in some depth. (TW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Reviews
Eiser, Leslie – Classroom Computer Learning, 1988
Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of test generation programs. Includes setting up, printing exams and "bells and whistles." Reviews eight computer packages for Apple and IBM personal computers. Compares features, costs, and usage. (CW)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Owen, G. Scott – Computers in Chemical Education Newsletter, 1984
Describes nature and installation of the QUADLINK board which allows Apple software to be run on IBM PC microcomputers. Although programs tested ran without problems, users should test their own programs since there are some copy protection schemes that can baffle the board. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education, Microcomputers
Schneider, Roxanne; Eiser, Leslie – Classroom Computer Learning, 1989
Reviewed are three computer software packages for use in middle/high school classrooms. Included are "MacWrite II," a word-processing program for MacIntosh computers; "Super Story Tree," a word-processing program for Apple and IBM computers; and "Math Blaster Mystery," for IBM, Apple, and Tandy computers. (CW)
Descriptors: Computer Software Reviews, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Junior High Schools
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Calle, Carlos I.; Wright, Lavonia F. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Lists a program for a simulation of Rutherford's gold foil experiment in BASIC for both Apple II and IBM compatible computers. Compares Rutherford's model of the atom with Thompson's plum pudding model of the atom. (MVL)
Descriptors: Atomic Structure, Atomic Theory, College Science, Computer Graphics
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Stoloff, Michael L.; Couch, James V. – Teaching of Psychology, 1987
Reports a survey of computer use in psychology departments in Virginia's four year colleges. Results showed that faculty, students, and clerical staff used word processing, statistical analysis, and database management most frequently. The three most numerous computers brands were the Apple II family, IBM PCs, and the Apple Macintosh. (Author/JDH)
Descriptors: Colleges, Computer Uses in Education, Higher Education, Psychology
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Harvey, T. Edward – CALICO Journal, 1986
A survey of high school and higher education teachers' (N=208) attitudes regarding the use of computers for Spanish-composition instruction revealed that: the lack of foreign-character support remains the major frustration; most teachers used Apple or IBM computers; and there was mixed opinion regarding the real versus the expected benefits of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, High Schools, Higher Education, Language Teachers
Ahl, David H. – Creative Computing, 1985
The "College Explorer" is a software package (for the 64K Apple II, IBM PC, TRS-80 model III and 4 microcomputers) which aids in choosing a college. The major features of this package (manufactured by The College Board) are described and evaluated. Sample input/output is included. (JN)
Descriptors: College Choice, Computer Software, Secondary Education, Selection
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Dwyer, Donna; And Others – Science and Children, 1989
Reviewed are seven software packages for Apple and IBM computers. Included are: "Toxicology"; "Science Corner: Space Probe"; "Alcohol and Pregnancy"; "Science Tool Kit Plus"; Computer Investigations: Plant Growth"; "Climatrolls"; and "Animal Watch: Whales." (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Software Reviews
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Abrams, Mary; Kurlychek, Ken – Perspectives in Education and Deafness, 1989
This article describes the Software Evaluation Clearinghouse for Educators of the Hearing Impaired at Gallaudet University (Washington, DC). Software compatible with Apple and IBM hardware is collected, rated by clearinghouse members, and described in a printed catalog. Tips on starting a software lending library are offered. (PB)
Descriptors: Clearinghouses, Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews, Courseware
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