Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

IBM Brain Quest

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

IBM Brain Quest

Article excerpt

Brain Quest First Grade by IBM is an excellent piece of software to use with children in the classroom or at home. In this CD-ROM adventure, learners take a journey with the Perdido family in their brain-powered family van. To keep it going, they must continue to answer challenging questions on an array of subjects. It is very easy to understand and use, and it is a lot of fun!

In The Classroom

Brain Quest First Grade has challenging questions that are appropriate for children in first grade or above, and is adaptable for use by students of different ability levels. It allows you to choose whether the student reads the questions or whether they are read aloud by the computer. Another program option will reveal the answers. The program utilizes questions from many subjects: language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and grab bag (miscellaneous), or you may choose to narrow the field of questions to only one or two subjects. Brain Quest also has the option to extend students' learning by providing a direct link to the World Book Encyclopedia, and provides an article related to the question being asked. The possibilities for classroom use are seemingly endless.

Options For Involvement

There are a multitude of options for student involvement, and also the ability to go online and purchase even more questions. …

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