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The Software Preview Center is used extensively by pre-service and in-service teachers enrolled in School of Education courses. Its resources are also available to local teachers and administrators, and other interested community members. It's resources include:

  1. A software library currently containing many K-12 and post-secondary educational titles

  2. A database of software evaluations by local educators.

  3. Computer equipment that includes both Macintosh and Windows platforms with full multimedia capabilities for viewing purposes.

  4. Internet and World Wide Web access, and annotated lists of sites of interest to educators

  5. Expert staff available to assist everyone

  6. A library of print and video resources concerned with technology and media studies.

  7. An electronic discussion on educational media.

What's New at the LTL!!!

A.D.A.M. & Queue software

A.D.A.M. Inc. software has recently donated five interactive CD-ROM programs to the Center:

A.D.A.M. Essentials (Macintosh)- An exploratory tool for experienced and inexperienced learner wishing to investigate anatomy using an interactive look at a cadaver. This program allows the user to zoom in on areas within the human body and merges sound, color and motion to provide the user with an in depth experience with their subject. A teacher's guidebook has also been included with this software to provide explanation and ideas.

A.D.A.M. The Inside Story (Windows)- an introduction to the human body and all the systems within. This program allows the user to explore and identify systems through interactive animation's and illustrations. A teacher's guidebook has also been included with this software to provide explanation and ideas.

A.D.A.M. Life's Greatest Mysteries (Windows)- this program intends to debunk myths and shatter illusions about the human body and mind, sickness and curiosities. The program enables teachers to lock out topics that may be sensitive for younger audiences and covers such issues as AIDS and Alzheimer's disease through animation that includes real life video and sound. This software can be used to inform secondary and higher education students about health and science related issues. A teacher's guidebook has also been included with this software to provide explanation and ideas.

A.D.A.M. Nine Month Miracle (Windows)-the human body and travel the passage from conception to birth using this interactive software. Look at an ultrasound and an actual vaginal birth! This program allows you to follow the pregnancy throughout the eyes of an adult or a child. A teacher's guidebook has also been included with this software to provide explanation and ideas.

A.D.A.M. Practice Practical (Windows)- The ideal gross anatomy prep tool has a complete review of anatomy for the new or experienced learner as well as extensive interactive testing capabilities. This program has brilliant illustrations and is easy to maneuver in. Intended for secondary and higher education, it can be used with biology students, pre-med. students, medical students or anyone interested in learning about anatomy.

We would like to sincerely thank A.D.A.M. Inc. for their donation to our Center. Screenprints were also provided by A.D.A.M.. More information on A.D.A.M.'s products can be found at A.D.A.M.'s website:

http://www.adam.com

Queue software has recently donated six CD ROM programs to the LTL:

America Goes West (Macintosh)-Students discover American frontier life by learning about settlers and their experiences. Learners expand their frontier history through narrative, maps and quizzes and all texts are available for students or teachers to transfer to word processing files for presentations or reports.

Ancient Egypt and the Middle East (MS DOS/Windows)- Early Egyptian and Middle Eastern cultures are examined through the history of these civilizationís social, political and religious institutions. A question mode tests the learnerís comprehension, reinforces the material in the program, and scores the individual for their reverence.

Learning All About Animals (MS DOS/Windows)-Students examine animals and animal classification as well as the characteristics, lifestyles and environments of simple animals, worms, mullusks, etc. Natural selection, animal self protection and the balance of nature are also discussed. A question mode tests the learnerís comprehension, reinforces the biology vocabulary in the program and scores the individual for their reverence.

Learning About the Environment (MS DOS/Windows)-Students are introduced to topics such as conservation, ecology, as well as natural ecosystems and the patterns of population growth, cooperation, specialization and succession within them. A question mode tests the learnerís comprehension, reinforces the material in the program and scores the individual for their reverence.

Multicultural Tales (Macintosh)-Stories representing different cultures and influences from around the world are narrated and discussed. Tales include "The Red Shoes" and "Jazztime Tale" , set in Harlem, and "The Nightingale", set in Japan.

Tales From Long Ago and Far Away (Macintosh)-Fables, myths and legends from Africa, China, Native America, India, England, Russia, France, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Brazil, Portugal, Mexico and Iceland are included in this collection. A publishing program also allows studentís to write, illustrate and print their own myths and tales.

We would like to express our gratitude to Queue for their generous donation. More information on Queue products can be found at Queueís website:

http://www.queueinc.com

Course Technology has recently donated three books to our Technology Library:

We would like to thank Course Technolgy for their wonderful additions to our Technology Library. More information about Course Technology products are available at the Course Technology website:

http://www.course.com/course.html


About the LTL | Research | Software Preview Center | Courses | Art Gallery | Staff