K-12 Educational Software Applications

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K-12 Educational Software Applications by Mind Map: K-12 Educational Software Applications

1. Educational software application

1.1. this refers to a computer software that is used to support teaching and learning.

1.2. other names are computer-based instruction (CBL) and computer-aided learning (CAL).

2. Computer-assisted instruction (CAI)

2.1. software that is designed to help teach facts, information, and/or skills to the students.

2.2. has been used for more than 20 years.

3. Drill-and-practice software

3.1. Remediation - this is reviewing content multiple times and uses alternative ways to help a student get the concept.

3.2. software that supplies factual information and then has exercises that allow the students to work on specific materials for memorization.

4. Educational game

4.1. this includes a set of rules, then the students can compete against one another or by them selves.

4.2. educational games usually include: rules, competition against other, and competition against the computer.

5. Tutorial

5.1. Branching - reflects classroom learning theory by allowing the students to excel at their own speed.

5.2. a teaching program that helps the students learn how to use a product or concept.

6. Educational computer simulation

6.1. This is also known as a video game.

6.2. a computerized model of real life that has physical representations or a simulated process.

7. Integrated learning system (ILS)

7.1. Open learning system - this is an integrated learning system that includes software titles from leading publishers.

7.2. a software program that is developed by an educational software corporation.

7.3. It provides individual student data through pretests and contiuously monitors students performance.

8. Creativity applications

8.1. this allows students to use their imagination and ingenuity.

8.2. examples include Jumpstart Artist, and StoryWeaver.

9. Critical-thinking applications

9.1. this will stimulate students to use critical-thinking skills.

9.2. examples are classroom jeopardy, and kidspiration

10. Early learning applications

10.1. designed to provide students in grades PreK-3 with a developmental head start in reading, math, science, etc.

11. ESL and foreign language applications

11.1. this provides K-12 students with assistance in learning English.

12. Language arts applications

12.1. supports students learning throughout the reading and writing process.

13. Math applications

13.1. for students that need help with mastering basic and complex mathematics.

14. Science applications

14.1. to assist students in learning a wide range of science concepts.

15. Social studies applications

15.1. provides reinforcement of facts and helps students define their own path.

16. Special needs software

16.1. Speech synthesis software - text that is enlarged, talking calculators, and more.

16.2. this is designed specifically for students with physical impairments or learning disabilities.

16.3. When students use software programs in their classes their ability to succeed increases.