CD-Rom Titles Review 1995. In January the Department for Education made some Pounds 5 million available to the National Council for Educational Technology to extend the CD-Rom in Primary Schools scheme. This book reviews the 500 or so titles they received. It costs Pounds 8.50 but note that from July it can be accessed via the Internet. NCET Sales, Milburn Hill Road, Science Park, Coventry CV4 7JJ. Tel: 01203 416994.
The Oxford Infant Atlas. Speech, animation and a quiz are included in this computerised version of an atlas. In three sections, The Earth in Space; The World; Europe and the British Isles, the package introduces 6 to 7-year-olds to early geographical skills. For Acorn 32 bit computers and IBMPC compatibles. Single user price Pounds 20. Site licences available. Sherston Software, Angel House, Sherston, Malmesbury, Wilts SN16 0LH. Tel: 01666 840433.
Pep Talk. Young people can feel uncomfortable discussing issues surrounding Aids and HIV with teachers and youth workers. This pack shows how to enlist the help of teenagers themselves in educating their peers. Based on a peer-based education initiative run by Bradford Health Promotion Service it includes a video and resource manual. Pounds 29.99. Adele Sowerby, HIV Prevention Team, Health Promotion, Salts Mill, Victoria Road, Saltaire, Near Bradford BN18 3LB. Tel: 01274 223918.
Volunteering for a Better Career. For those young people able to take time off from a money-making job, volunteering can help develop important skills and improve their chances in the job market.This free small pack contains details of over 50 long-term volunteer vacancies plus information and advice. The British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, Room VB, 36 St Mary's Street, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 0EU. Tel: 01491 839766.
Ghent A Flemish City. Part of an initiative by the Lingua Bureau in Brussels which aims to demystify European minority languages and cultures, this video for primary schoolchildren introduces vocabulary which is common to, or similar in, many European languages. Includes teachers' notes. Pounds 15.95. St Mary's University College, Waldegrave Road, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham TW1 4SX. Tel: 0181 892 0051.
Landscapes of Bradford. A detailed census, climatic data, tourist information, archival material and landscape photographs are among material included on this CD-Rom for key stage 2 and 3 geography. Written materials for classroom activities are included. For use with Apple Macs. Pounds 47. Bradford Education, Flockton House, Flockton road, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD4 7RY. Tel: 01274 493535 ext 2232.
Adults in the Playground. An ambitious project, this video made by Preston School with the help of management teams from major companies aims to equip older pupils with leadership skills. It looks at communication, assertiveness, leadership and presentation and is accompanied by teachers' notes. Pounds 40. Preston School, Monks Dale, Yeovil, Somerset BA21 3JD. Tel: 01935 71131.