Improve your accent in English with Clear Speech Works, an interactive, multimedia CD-ROM developed by university professors. The prosodic method teaches pronunciation in context. It features personalized lesson plans for speakers of 40+ languages and dialects, video instruction, human facial close-ups and real male/female model voices. Gr. 7 and up; Windows only; lab pack pricing available.
Royale Software, 214 Merton St., Ste. 208, Toronto, Ontario M4S 1A6, Canada; (800) 367-9564; 416-484-4404; www.royalesoft.com.
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Making Music: The Symphony Orchestra (Gr. 4-9) goes behind the scenes of the Denver Young Artist Orchestra, where the user can see interviews, rehearsals, seating auditions, dress rehearsal, and the final performance. Students will also learn about the orchestra sections, the instruments, and the responsibilities of the musicians and conductor. Music Appreciation Course: Intermediate takes them to the music itself, and they can hear live and recorded music and see demonstrations with period and modern instruments. Gr. 4-6; Mac/Win CD-ROM, $75 each; lab packs and site licenses available.
Clearvue/eav, 6465 N. Avondale Ave., Chicago, IL 60631; 800-253-2788; www.clearvue.com.
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TeLL me More Pro, an advanced language learning software, is available in English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian. The program uses advanced speech recognition technology to provide an interactive dialogue. The instructor can adapt the program to a specific teaching method that can be adjusted to meet the students' needs. TeLL me More Pro covers oral and written expression, comprehension, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. Windows CD-ROM. $199.95 for single-station school edition, with site licenses available.
Auralog, Inc., 3344 E. Camelback, #107, Phoenix, AZ 85018; 888-388-3535; www.auralog.com.
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Spectrum 4 is a fully integrated 32-bit client/server library automation incorporating more than 40 new features. A free trial version can be obtained by calling the number below, ext. 2123. For Mac and Windows. $3,490.
Winnebago Software Company, 457 E. South St., Caledonia, MN 55921; 800-533-5430; www.winnebago.com.
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Math Advantage 2000 for High School offers self-paced lessons and step-by-step examples in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics. It features 3,000 practice and quiz problems, animations and simulations, progress analysis, and a reference library with hyperlinks, as well as a bonus workbook. Mac/Win CD-ROM (seven CDs) for Gr. 9-12; $39.99.
Encore Education, 5420 W. 83rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90045; 310-342-0600; www.encoresoftware.com.
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Inspiration K-12 Education Edition is a visual learning tool for creating graphical organizers, planning, brainstorming, organizing thoughts, and mapping out multimedia projects. Classroom Ideas Using Inspiration is a book of teacher-created lesson plans using Inspiration. Exploring Inspiration is an interactive training CD-ROM. Gr. K-12; Mac/Win; $69 single copy; multi-user licenses available.
Inspiration Software, Inc., 7412 S.W. Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy., Ste. 102, Portland, OR 97225-2167; 800-877-4292; www.inspiration.com.
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Cell City uses animations, videos, microscopic photography, and interactive puzzles to help users understand the operation of a cell by comparing it to a city, exploring such concepts as energy generation and supply, manufacturing, communications, waste disposal, and recycling. Mac/Win CD-ROM for Gr. 6-12; $89. Resume Pro is designed to be easy for anyone to create chronological, functional, or combination resumes by following step-by-step instructions while entering job objective, education, work experience, qualifications, skills, and accomplishments. …