Annotation:Number keypad instruction is easily added to any keyboarding class.Your students will quickly master the skills they need for dataentry, form-fill, and spreadsheet applications. Our 10 key softwarecan be easily combined with our keyboarding software for a completecomputer training environment.
Howto Use: Can be used to fulfill Voc Ed requirement.
Reviews:The Top Service Star next to a store's name is a sign of superlativequality. It means that customers who have ordered from that storehave given it the highest ratings. Nearly all Yahoo! stores have goodcustomer satisfaction ratings, but those with a star are the best ofthe best, with at least 95% positive ratings.
Annotation:Focus on keyboarding, not secretarial typing. Teach communicationskills at any grade level, from students with special needs toadults. Easily monitor and document progress, using your own testingmaterials or ours. All tests are presented and scoredautomatically.
Howto Use: To fulfill a Voc Ed requirement.
Reviews:Software Review By Sandy Berger
The only way to learn keyboardingis through practice, and the Ainsworth Keyboard Trainer will put youthrough the paces.
Annotation:ReadPlease 2003 is a text-to-speech application designed to give yourcomputer a human-sounding voice so it can read arbitrary text to you,from Web pages, e-mail, or the Clipboard. Through file-typeassociation, the program can read any text file or Rich Text Formatfile directly from the Internet.
Howto Use: Copy and paste text from any document into the windowprovided and the text will be “read” to you.
Reviews:Editor’s review at download.com
Whilewe applaud this text-to-speech application for being freeware, it hastoo many shortcomings to put it on a recommended list. ReadPlease2003 uses Microsoft speech engines to read text you choose. Yet to doso, you must cut and paste a body of text into the program's mainwindow, a step we found cumbersome. Customization features are verylimited. You can choose only from four voices, and there is no optionto adjust voice pitch, speed, or even pronunciation. Another handyfeature we would like to see is the option to skip ahead in textwhile reading. And ReadPlease 2003 isn't able to record files forlater listening, either. Overall, despite its freeware status,ReadPlease 2003 doesn't stand up to similar available readerprograms.
Annotation:Websense, Inc., the global leader in web filtering, and premierprovider of web security software, provides multilayered webfiltering and web security solutions to increaseproductivity, optimize bandwidth andcreate a more secureinternetenvironment for employees and organizations.
Howto Use: Websense Educational Services provides premium, professionaltraining for Websense customers in live, instructor-led, web-basedsessions.
Awards:Websense Wins the 2006 CompTIA Breakaway award for 'Best ChannelStrategy.'
Annotation:Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 software, the professionalimage-editing standard and leader of the Photoshop digital imagingline, delivers more of what you crave. Groundbreaking creative toolshelp you achieve extraordinary results. Unprecedented adaptabilitylets you custom-fit Photoshop to the way you work. And with moreefficient editing, processing, and file handling, there's no slowingyou down.
Howto Use: Adobe offers a help feature and online tutoring for it’sproducts and services.
Reviews:Adobe Photoshop CS2 'PhotoshopCS2 includes a bunch of powerful new filters and editing tools,tighter integration with and support for Illustrator graphics,support for 32-bit images, and significant improvements to its cameraRAW workflow.'
-JackieDove, MacWorld, April 4, 2005
Title:ALS (AnywhereLearning Systems)
ourflagship product, (A+LS™),is a K–12 network-based e-learning instruction coursewareprogram.
The A+LS™coursewarecontains over 5,000 lessons and approximately 200,000 content pagesof research and objective-based, problem-solving courseware —plus assessment, alignment and curriculum management tools.
Theassessment tools for the A+LSareintegral to the management system. Educators can create placementtests within the curriculum based on any national or state learningobjective.
The A+nyWhereLearning System canbe delivered to any student any time via a LAN, WAN, or theInternet.
Our versatile courseware system is offered forWindows®, Macintosh®, Novell®, or LINUX®platforms.
Howto Use: The lessons are built in to the program, you choose theapprpriate class and lesson and you can either study, practice, ortake the test.
Reviews:The American Education Corporation is committed to the principles ofscientific-based research and its importance to improving outcomes ineducation. For this reason, an extensive program of research isunderway at AEC to establish “What works, with what kids, underwhat circumstances?' (Whitehurst, 2002). The body ofScientific-Based Research documenting both the basis on which theA+nyWhereLearning System®isbuilt and its efficacy with students is growing.
A.D.A.M.online anatomy is a comprehensive database of detailed anatomicalimages that allows users to point, click and identify more than20,000 anatomical structures within fully dissectible male and femalebodies in anterior, lateral, medial and posterior views. The user isable to dissect the body layer by layer or use a scroll bar tonavigate deeper. This unique 'dissection' applicationoffers an interactive approach to discovering the human body.A.D.A.M. online anatomy enhances learning, teaching and sharing ofanatomical information.
Howto Use: The book and the CD come with instructions. The CD isbasically a dissection tool.
Accreditation:URAC's Health Web Site Accreditation Program helps you quickly andeasily identify the best health Web sites. URAC's Health Web SiteAccreditation seal assures that A.D.A.M., Inc.'s Web site is atrustworthy Web site and meets URAC's demanding quality standards.
Title:TheCell is A City 3D
Annotation:The Neotek version of The Cell is a City takes the viewer on aninteractive 3-D journey into the inside of actual cells using VirtualReality techniques. The CD-ROM can also be used in 2-D mode withoutusing the Neotek hardware (purchased separately). This CD-ROM isbased on the Atlas of the Cell. The CD-ROM uses only real electronmicrographs of real cells, not computer generated images or drawings.The viewer will be able to view more than 80 scanned electronmicroscope image pairs. Comprehensive, on-line text accompanies eachimage and compares the inner workings of a cell to those of an actualcity. Contents: The Cell: Prokaryotic & Eukaryotic; What HoldsCells Together; The Cell Membrane & Its Modifications; TheNucleus; Endoplasmic Reticulum; Golgi Complex; Lysosomes;Intracellular Chemistry; Mitochondria; The Cytoskeleton; CellTransport; Plant Cells.
TheNEOTEK Base System is your passport to the world of virtual realityand is required to run the growing library of virtual reality modulesavailable on CD-ROM. It uses your Windows PC, and installation is asnap! Simply pop the video processor between your computer andmonitor and plug in all your Liquid Crystal glasses. The Base Systemincludes:
VideoProcessor and Power Supply
1Pair of Liquid Crystal Glasses
SamplerCD with excerpts from some of the most popular NEOTEK modules
UserManual and Installation Guide
SystemRequirements: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP PC with CD-ROM drive, atleast 2MB of video memory and a CRT monitor or projector. LCDdisplays and projectors will not work. Soundcardand speakers are recommended.
Title:ScreensaverProtein Builder 2.0
Annotation:The Protein Builder Screensaver is part of the Distributed FoldingProject, an experiment in distributed computing through the Internetto help solve the Protein Folding Problem, one of the computationallyintensive problems facing scientists of the 21st century. The programprobabilistically generates protein structures, and uploads them toour server every once in a while. A colorful protein will builditself up on your screen as the program generates structures so youcan see how many you have made and how fast it is progressing.
HowTo Use: This is a screensaver you can install. When you want to useyour computer again, simply move the mouse or hit a key.
Title:BioTutor®Excalibur biology software
Chemistryhelp, biology help, and physics help for high school chemistry, highschool physics, and high school biology and college chemistry,college biology, and college physics
Tutorialsin every subject area of college and high school chemistry, collegeand high school biology, and college and high school physics forcomprehensive and effective chemistry help, biology help, and physicshelp
Choiceof individual practice chapter tests or practice semester exams forchemistry help, biology help, and physics help that results in highergrades
Hundredsof typical test questions for high school and college chemistry help,high school and college biology help, and high school and collegephysics help
Howto Use: System requirements: PC with CD-ROM or DVD drive, Windows95/98/NT/2000/Me/XP
Reviews:'I'vebeen using BioTutor®, and it really helps. It's pulled up mygrade from a B to an A. I think it helped because it gave me a goodidea of questions that could be on the test. The only reason I wasgetting a B before was because I didn't have very good test scores.However, on my most recent test (on Genetics) I got a 37 out of 35points (including a 2 point extra credit question) because I hadreviewed that chapter in BioTutor®. Thanks! It's reallyhelpful!'
LaurelVan Gemert, Biology Student, Michigan State University