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Program Title

Publisher

Rating

Instructional Area

Computer Requirements

Awesome Stories  

Web-based

Bos & Glazier, PLC

3.25

Reading, Social Studies

Windows 98 or MacOS 9.0 or higher, Internet, Adobe Acrobat 4.0, Java-enabled browser, Macromedia Flash

Education 4 Kids  

Web based

Education 4 Kids

3.5

Math, Social Studies, Language, and Science

Windows 95, 98, or 2000

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Program Title

Awesome Stories

Publisher

AwesomeStories.com  Bos & Glazier, PLC http://www.lawbuzz.com

Subject

Reading, Social Studies

Level

ABE 102 to GED

Program features

Vocabulary, visuals

Computer Requirements

Internet connection

56k modem

Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator 6.0+

Java-enabled browser

Windows 98 or higher, or MacOS 9.0 or higher

Screen resolution set at 1024 X 768

266 MHz Pentium or equivalent processor

16-bit Sound Card

Speakers or Headphones

Adobe Acrobat 4.0 PDF Viewer

Macromedia Flash

Price

Free

Overall Rating

33.25

 

Evaluation Scale (scale 0 = not applicable, 1= not recommended, 2 = fair, 3 = good and 4 = excellent)

 

User Friendly

2

Interesting Interface

4

Ease of loading software

0

Affordability

4

Content

4

Age appropriate

2

Sound

0

 

 

Average

3.25

 

Description of Content

Stories about famous events, legends, people, heroes and movies are presented with primary source material.  Each story contains links to the source material used by the author to write the story.  The links connect to documents, photographs or other web sites of interest on the same subject matter.

 

Navigation and Structure

Due to all of the links, this is a site to visit when you have the time to spend waiting for things to load.  I had a difficult time simply getting to a home page that allowed me to navigate through the system as it kept coming up blank.

 

Instructional Applications

This would be an excellent resource for materials for either reading or social studies courses.

 

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Program Title

Education 4 Kids

Publisher

Education 4 Kids 

http://www.edu4kids.com/math/ and NetQuest.net

Subject Math, English, Science, Social Studies
Level ABE 101 to GED
Program features

Immediate feedback on answers

Choice of complexity, number size, scoring, and timer

Computer Requirements

Internet connection

56k modem

Windows 95, 98, 2000

Internet Explorer

Price Free (donations welcomed)
Overall Rating 3.7

Evaluation Scale (scale 0 = not applicable, 1= not recommended, 2 = fair, 3 = good and 4 = excellent) 

User Friendly 3.5
Interesting Interface 3.0
Ease of loading software 0
Affordability 4
Content 4
Age appropriate 4
Sound 0
   
Average 3.7

 

Description of Content

This website is designed to assist students in developing their math, social studies, and science and language skills.  The content is presented in drill games, so the knowledge that is being taught is very concrete and specific.  It offers everything from an alphabet drill to the table of elements to United States presidents to math flashcards.

 

Navigation and Structure

This is an easy site to navigate with a very simple structure.  Site is not juvenile.

 

Instructional Applications

This site is a good resource for instructors who have students who need develop their math, social studies, science and language skills and knowledge.  It is a very simple site, so students could easily use it on their own or outside of class time to develop their skills.  In addition, instructors will quickly be able to ascertain its applicability to individual students.

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