A Place to Start in Selecting Software

Table 1: List of software primarily for children

Approx. cost: $ = less than $100; $$ = 100-250; $$$ = over $250 per station or license

Titles are for Windows unless otherwise noted

Title Skill(s) User Setting Teacher role Approx. cost
Academy of Reading
(Windows and Macintosh)
Autoskill
Reading, literacy Child Class, self-directed learning-review In control, set tasks $$$

Destination Reading
Houghton-Mifflin

Reading, literacy Child Class, self-directed learning-review Set tasks $$$
ELLIS Essentials
Mac network clients; Windows
Pearson Education
Comprehensive Child Self-directed learning, review Set tasks $$$
English for Kids
ESL Pro
Comprehensive
Child
Self-directed learning, class
Set tasks, control
$ - $$
Imagination Express
Sunburst Technology
Comprehensive Child Self-directed learning, review Set tasks $
Kidspiration
Inspiration
Writing - organizers
Child
Self-directed, group, class
Set tasks
$
Let's Go
DynEd
Listening, reading Child Self-directed learning Limited contact publisher

Odyssey ELL
CompassLearning

Comprehensive Child Class, self-directed learning-review Set tasks $$$
Oxford Picture Dictionary Interactive
Oxford University Press
Vocabulary Child, teen, adult Group, class, self-directed learning-review Control, tasks $$
Reader Rabbit 
Learning Company
Reading, literacy Child Self-directed learning-review Set tasks $/title
Storybook Weaver 
Learning Company
Writing Child Group, class Control $

Zip Zoom for English Language Learners
Scholastic

Vocabulary, literacy Child Self-directed learning-review Monitor $$$$

Table 2: Teen and Adult Software

List of publishers mentioned

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Last updated 28 January 2009 by Deborah Healey