The online program supports educators as they help students build vocabulary, comprehension, phonics, and reading fluency. From the Welcome Center, students can travel to Color Castle, Number Geyser, Taste and Smell Kitchen, Places Oasis, Sound Circus, Moving Around Playground, Texture Desert, Opposite Island, Size City, Shape Jungle, and Time Tower. The nursery rhymes and songs help students to learn the rhythms of reading and to build vocabulary and fluency as they begin to read.
PRODUCT R E V I E W S Compiled by Kathie Felix Managing Editor/News & Reviews Editor News of the latest technology products for K–12 may be sent directly to Kathie Felix at 5746 Union Mill Road, PMB 605, Clifton, VA 20124 or to email@example.com. Electronic Resources for Schools REPORT CARD This section provides concise, original reviews of new or important hardware, software, websites, and electronic media that relate to the K–12 curriculum. All = Highly Recommended reviews are written by practicing educators who, in most cases, have used the = Recommended software in a school environment. Where grouped into broad, age-appropri- = Good ate categories, these categories should not be viewed as prescriptive. To = OK in some cases facilitate “comparison shopping,” these reviews are highly structured. Reviewers = Don’t consider prepare a “report card” based on a five-star scale. ELEMENTARY PROGRAMS Early World of Learning REPORT CARD preschool and early reading educa- tion. The online program supports Company: World Book, Inc., 233 North Installation A educators as they help students Michigan Ave., Suite 2000, Chicago, IL build vocabulary, comprehension, 60601. Phone: (800) 975-3250; Inter- Content/Features A phonics, and reading fluency. net: www.worldbookonline.com. Ease of Use A Product Support A Reviewer Comments: Price: Annual subscriptions begin Installation/Setup: No installation is at $199. needed for this online program. A printer will be useful for the class- Users log in with a username and Audience: Preschool through early room; headsets to control noise would password. I had no difficulty access- elementary school students. be helpful. Most of the nursery ing the site. Installation Rating: A rhymes, songs, and classic stories can Format: Web-based early language be downloaded to an MP3 player and Content/Features: The Early World arts learning resource. played independently of web access. of Learning homepage provides ac- cess to three interactive learning en- Minimum System Requirements: A Description: Early World of Learn- vironments: Trek’s Travels, Welcome computer with a current internet ing, the newest addition to the World to Reading, and Know It. Each browser and an internet connection. Book Classroom series, focuses on section features many activities
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