* Hampshire Microtechnology Centre's Usborne Exploring Nature CD-Rom is now available for PC platform as well as Acorn. The program is easily accessible and has illustrations and text written by experienced teachers. Aimed at primary, middle and lower secondary schools, it is designed for classroom use or for reference in the library. Pounds 75 RRP for a single user or Pounds 125 for a sitenetwork licence. More information from Hampshire Microtechnology Centre, Connaught Lane, Portsmouth PO6 4SJ.Tel: 01705 378266.
* Project Miranda, an educational resource project at the University of London, has produced 21st Literacy Handbook - linking literacy with software. The easy-to-understand A to Z format is designed for teachers and lecturers who do not specialise in computing, but need help teaching children with literacy problems. It is also aimed at adults and can be used for training. Pounds 9, including pp, ISBN 0 85473 4260. Further information from the author Christina Preston at Project Miranda, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL. Tel: 0171 612 6653.
* Army Careers Datafile - A Guide to the British Army is for children interested in an Army career and wanting to know about the available different roles. The pack contains an IBM PC format disc, as well as a user manual and teacher's guide. Copies have already been sent, free of charge, to careers teachers. For more details contact Debra Jones, Army, The Teamwork Education Programme, PO Box 934, Poole, Dorset BH17 7BR. Helpline tel: 01202 666505.