Top Five Resources
from the 1996 Software Review
The Teacher Resource Center and the Demonstration Site
for the Mathematics and Science Consortia of North Central Regional
Education Laboratory held its Second Annual Educational Software
Review on October 20-21, 1995. Educators participated in the review
of over eighty products in the form of CD-ROMS, Laserdiscs, Probeware
and educational software on disc. These products are in the Teacher
Resource Center for educators to come in to preview themselves.
The review forms of educators reviewing during the Software Review
are on file to see grade level recommendations, strengths and
weaknesses as well as other comments about the individual products.
All positively reviewed products will be included in the International
Society for Technology in Education publication, Educational Software
Preview Guide published annually.
Participants received information about how to integrate instructional
technology into the classroom and curricula as well as a bibliography
of resources abouttechnology plans, research about teachers and
technology and additional software review sources.
Schedule a visit to the Teacher Resource Center if your district,
building or library is looking for information on multimedia materials
for mathematics and science education.
Participants were asked what their favorite five products were
of the items reviewed.
Here's the list for your information:
Earth Explorer (Enteractive)
Astronomica (Hyper Quest)
Great Ocean Rescue (Tom Snyder) TimeLiner (Tom Snyder)
STV The Cell (Laserdisc)
Science Tool Kit (Broderbund Apple Probeware)
Information Finder (World Book)
Living Textbook: Fieldtrips (Optical Data Laserdiscs)
Millie's Math House
National Geographic: the Mammals
Particles and Prairies (Fermilab Education Office)
Sammy's Science House
Super Star Science
Zurk's Learning Safari
All About Science
Culture & Technology (Learning Team)
Eyewitness Encyclopedia of Science (Dorling Kindersley)
MAC Insight (Probeware)
Ultimate Human Body (Dorling Kindersley)
Windows on Science - Primary (Optical Data)
Look for a review of Earth Explorer in the Spring issue of sciencelines.