Classic Computer Magazine Archive CREATIVE COMPUTING VOL. 9, NO. 12 / DECEMBER 1983 / PAGE 355

Educational software directory: a subject guide to microcomputer software. (book reviews) Stephen Gray.

Educational Software Directory: A Subject Guide to Microcomputer Software

Here is information on over 900 software packages for grades K-12. The 236-page core lists software by title within a dozen broad categories, from basic living skills to foreign languages.

Each entry includes the name of the package, publisher, grade level, format, hardware requirements, language, price, and an annotation, often lengthy.

The directory also lists publishers and distributors, and describes the company's products and preview policies. An annotated bibliography of sources helps implement computer-aided instruction; and there are indexes by subject and title. The programs listed are mainly for the Apple, Atari, PET, and TRS-80.

A major drawback: the annotations describe only how the programs work. All the information came from publisher and distributor literature, reviews, telephone calls, and so on: "No software has been examined by the compilers.'

Review Grade: C-