2007 Notable Computer Software For Kids
The the 2007 Notable Computer Software and Online Subscription Services for Children, as determined by ALSC, has just been posted for your reading pleasure. The list, "identifies high-quality computer programs and online subscription services for children 14 years of age and younger." However, if you find that you feel too tired to click all the way over to the official list, I shall duplicate it for you here:
Bookworm Adventures. PopCap Games. www.popcap.com. All ages.
Bookworm Deluxe. PopCap Games. www.popcap.com. All ages.
Dr. Peggy Healy Stearns’ Stationery Studio. FableVision. www.fablevision.com/stationerystudio. Ages 5 and up.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional 9. Nuance Communications. www.nuance.com. Elementary and up.
Gary Gadget: Building Cars. Viva Media. www.viva-media.com. All ages.
Giggles Computer Funtime for Baby – My Animal Friends. Leveractive. www.giggles.net. 6-24 months.
Grolier Online. Scholastic Library Publishing. http://go.grolier.com. All ages.
I Spy Mystery. Scholastic, Inc. www.scholastic.com. Elementary.
Instant Immersion American Sign Language v.2.0. Topics Entertainment. http://topics-ent.com. Elementary – Adult.
Key Skills Phonics Mastery K-1. Sunburst Technology. www.sunburst.com. Elementary.
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy. LucasArts. www.lucasarts.com. Ages 10 and up.
Letter Olympics. Tool Factory, Inc./SEMERC. www.toolfactory.com. Elementary.
Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2007. Microsoft. www.microsoft.com/student. Middle/High School.
Music Ace Maestro: Music Educator’s Professional Edition 4.0. Harmonic Vision. www.harmonicvision.com. Elementary/Middle.
Pirate Poppers. Brighter Minds Media. www.brightermindsmedia.com. Elementary.
The Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript. Tri Synergy/Nobilis. www.trisynergy.com. Ages 10 and up.
Tool Factory Keyboarding Adventure. Tool Factory, Inc. www.toolfactory.com. Elementary.
I keep the CD-ROM games at my library branch in a kind of rough n' tumble order. I would never know where to begin to buy such things though (we have centralized ordering, so I don't have to worry my pretty little head). Should you find yourself working in a smaller system, however, this would be a magnificent place to look for this kind of info. Great list. After all, I've often heard that the LEGO Star Wars II game outstrips the actual movie in terms of wit and cohesive storytelling.
Thanks so much to Kids Lit for the link.