MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL SOFTWARE/WEBSITES PRODUCTS @ SCHOOLS
quired to place labels on a diagram of Ease of Use: Access requires a user- The online visual presentations and
a eukaryotic chromosome preparing for name and password. Students can lessons are interesting as well as in-
division. Each attempt at labeling is as- use any computer with internet ac- formative. They are sure to appeal to
sessed; students know immediately cess at school or home. No data is today’s tech-savvy youth with their
when their work is correct. When a la- stored on individual computers. Ease diverse learning styles and abilities.
bel is incorrect, students are permitted of Use Rating:A
additional chances to correct the label. Reviewer: Sally Finley, Educational
Product Support: Support can be ob- Consultant, Coral Springs, Fla.;
The Student Center offers online ac- tained by a toll-free phone call to email@example.com.
cess to the Biology course. From here, (800) 848-9500, through email to
students can view and complete as- firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax at (877)
signments, master vocabulary and 260-2530, or by contacting an area
concepts with games and activities, representative listed on the website. World Book Student
prepare for testing with study guides, Product Support Rating:A
watch videos, and complete online Company: World Book, Inc., 223 N.
tests that include remediation. Recommendation: Biology.com pro- Michigan Ave., Suite 2000, Chicago,
vides high school students with di- IL 60601. Phone: (800) 975-3250; in-
A Message Board enables teachers to rect experience in using technology ternet: www.worldbook.com.
communicate with students. The To to reinforce book concepts.
Do List feature provides the teacher Price: World Book Student is includ-
with a way to communicate about I liked the format for each chapter, ed with World Book Web, School and
student assignments. beginning with the video that intro- Library Edition or Complete Refer-
duces a science mystery. The online ence Suite. Pricing is based on the se-
Two workbooks are available for stu- program explores that mystery while lected materials and number of users.
dents who need additional support elaborating on its real-world connec-
tions. The science videos featuring Audience: Grades 5–9
in reading skills or study skills.
young “ecogeeks” are sure to appeal
The teacher component of the pro- to high school students. REPORT CARD
gram can generate class reports of Installation A
student progress and analyze the The program’s engaging resources
questions that are causing difficul- provide tools for the busy teacher
ties. The Teacher Center provides in- to use to assess student progress Ease of Use A
structors with access to lesson plan- online, reinforce concepts, present Product Support A
ning features and the Teacher fun science games, and work with
Edition of the text. From here, teach- interactive study guides and easi-
ers can edit work sheets and tests, ly edited work sheets. The vocabu- Format: Online multimedia encyclo-
assign homework, and assess and re- lary activities are presented in a pedia and research database with
mediate using the assessment tools. game format that will interest teacher tools.
Content/Features Rating:A young adults.
Minimum System Requirements: A
computer with a modem and high
speed internet access.
Description: World Book Student is
the new name for the redesigned and
upgraded version of the World Book