Educational SoftwareAceReader

License: Shareware (Expires after 30 Days) Version 4.3
For: Windows 95' to Windows 7 Size: 749K
Program's Home Page Publisher: StepWare, Inc.

This is Speed Reading Software. It helps you to learn how to read faster while on your computer as well as reading hard text. It includes teast for reading/comprehension by grade levels. Uses two technologies: (1) Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP), and (2) Tachistoscopic Scroll Presentation. Geared for all ages.

Educational SoftwareTotal Deletion Plus

License: Shareware ($10.00) Version 2.0.5
For: Windows 95' to Windows 7 Size: 1,000 K
Program's Home Page Publisher: PerLingua Language Tools

"Total Deletion was one of the first CALL programs (Computer Assited Language Learning). Each letter in a word or sentence is replaced with a "-". Students try to guess the word.

Text, Pictures, or Sound can be added to help students. In effect, you can easily create a multimedia quiz and dictation in only a few minutes. Features include built in recording and quizmaker for teachers."

Educational SoftwareReading Shape-Up

License: Shareware ($24.00) Version 3.0
For: Windows 95' to Windows 7 Size: 13,000 K
Program's Home Page Publisher: Merit Software

"Reading Shape-Up is easy-to-use reading software that contains tutorials on specific reading skills followed by short reading selections. The program improves specific skills of reading comprehension, while providing teachers with measurable results. The software promotes expansion of vocabulary, and pinpoints many troublesome topics of reading comprehension. Students do work on sequence, main idea, fact-opinion, factual recall, and inference. After an assessment, students focus on specific skills, and work in a mixed practice format that includes crossword puzzles and two-answer questions. They receive help and contextual feedback. Students are able to track their progress and print results. Students' scores are kept in a management system that allows teachers to view and print reports."

Educational SoftwareAnimated Beginning Phonics

License: Shareware ($22.00) Version 2003
For: Windows 95' to Windows 7 Size: 11,540 K
Program's Home Page Publisher: Flix Productions

Designed for beginning readers (pre-kindergarten to second grade), Animated Beginning Phonics covers upper- and lowercase letters, beginning and ending sounds, middle short vowel sounds, and beginning reading words. Sound is used extensively to help the child identify words and letters. Help is available as needed by the student. Pictures of more than 200 3D objects are used in the exercises.

All menu items and directions are read aloud to the student to help prereaders navigate and operate the program. When the student has completed a certain number of problems, they can visit the game room with puzzles and matching games (animated of course). The game room has a parent/teacher control so the number of problems that have to be completed before the student can play can be controlled (5 to 50, or you can close the game room."

Educational SoftwareAll-in-One Journal

License: 30-day trial Version 3.0
For: Windows 95' to Windows 7 Size: 3,908 K
Program's Home Page Publisher: MSJsoftware

"The All-in-one Journal is a fully featured Journal that includes Audio Record & Playback. Now you can record and playback your Journal entries in Audio too. It's great for personalizing your entries, recording your children or grandchildren, leaving messages, and reminders. The All-in-One Journal can be easily configured as a Personal, Couple's or even a Multiple User's Journal. Configured as a multiple user's journal allows you the optional flexibility of selecting other users you want to 'share' all or some your entries with."

Educational SoftwareComposeEssay

License: 15-day trial Version 1.0
For: Windows 95' to Window 7/2003 Size: 854 K
Program's Home Page Publisher: AKS-Labs

"ComposeEssay is a program designed to help writing compare and contrast essay. It guides through the process of ideas brainstorming and structuring in an interview-like style, in the end the program will create a template for compare and contrast essay. ComposeEssay makes process easier with tips at the top of the window, also it has ideas library that would help with brainstorming. ComposeEssay helps with both ideas generation and structuring. The start point of compare and contrast essay is a subject, two things one need to compare. ComposeEssay suggest two text boxes to specify these things. The next step is brainstorming frame-of-reference text for new essay. While it may be something simple, like comparative analysis of A and B?, ComposeEssay will suggest some advanced ideas: what about addressing some idea or theory concerning A and B or compare someone's viewpoints at A and B. Also, program suggests some questions that may lead to new ideas."

Educational SoftwareSpellarama

License: Shareware ($9.99) Version 2.0.1
For: Win 98/Me/2000/XP Size: 8,300 K
Program's Home Page Publisher: Spellarama

"Teachers, parents or students can create self testing board games for free. Comes with Solitaire-Mania card game and a default Grammar and Spelling board game file."

Educational SoftwareArticulate Spelling

License: Shareware ($9.99) Version 1.23
For: Windows 95' to Windows 7 Size: 512 K
Programs Home Page Publisher: Wieser Software

Articulate spelling allows you to practice your spelling at home. An animated character speaks the words for you to spell, and checks that you have spelled them correctly. You can cut and paste the words from any textual source, to make it easy to add or share word lists. You can also use the program to practice a foreign language by selecting a speech engine for the corresponding country. It supports Danish, French, German, and Spanish as well as US and UK English.

The program requires Microsoft Agent and a speech synthesis engine which are currently available for free on the Internet, and an automated installation program makes them simple to install. A separate educational version supports many users on a network, and automatically finds the correct test for a given student.