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Published by: MEP (Microelectronics Education Programme)
Produced by: MEP (Microelectronics Education Programme)
Subject: Literacy
Age Range: 9 - 13
Format: 5.25 in 40 Track DFS disc
Compatibility: BBC Model B, BBC Model B+, BBC Master 128
Original Price: Unknown
First released: 1985
Protection: None

Notes

A compilation of programs aimed at improving literacy in junior school children.

   
Program: Eliza
Language: BASIC
Programmer: D M Bunyard
Genre: Literacy
Notes:

Eliza is a primitive chatbot. The aim is to hold a conversation with the computer about various topics.

The topic and the computer's responses can all be customised.

   
Program: Mallory Manor
Language: BASIC
Programmer: Anita Straker
Genre: Problem solving
Notes:

Solve the crime mystery. A Cluedo-type problem-solving exercise.

   
Program: Storyline
Language: BASIC
Programmer: Anita Straker
Genre: English
Notes:

Presents a number of ideas for creative writing.

   
Program: Tins
Language: BASIC
Programmer: Anita Straker
Genre: English
Notes:

An organised database of creative writing ideas. Each 'tin' has a label and contains relevant phrases.

   
Program: Tracks
Language: BASIC
Programmer: D M Bunyard
Genre: English
Notes:

Use and create branching stories.

   
Program: Word Play
Language: BASIC
Programmer: Anita Straker
Genre: Literacy
Notes:

Making random poems from lists of related words.

   
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