***** NEW ONLINE DATABASE *****
Software to Go

Pre-College National Mission Programs is happy to announce the grand opening of our new Software to Go (STG) Web-based, interactive database:
http://pcnmpdb.gallaudet.edu/stg

Some of you may remember the previous STG project that served as a software lending library and clearinghouse for schools and programs for deaf and hard of hearing learners. Well, we've dropped the lending library aspect but updated the clearinghouse concept for the new millennium. To be effective however, STG needs YOUR input.

* PURPOSE

The idea behind this database is simple -- if you know of any good, commercially available software that you think is useful for deaf and hard of hearing students, we'd like to help you share that information with the world.

* HOW TO ENTER DATA

Before you start entering your data, you should first read over the introductory information located at:
http://pcnmpdb.gallaudet.edu/stg/intro.html
and you must complete an online registration form:
http://pcnmpdb.gallaudet.edu/stg/registration.html
After that, anytime you connect to the STG database, you will log-in with the name and password you provided on the registration form and then jump automatically to the Data Entry Form.

To avoid duplications we recommend you do a title search to see if the software has already been reviewed. If so, you can still add your comments to that review. At this time, there are only a handful of titles in the database so chances are that the software you want to review will not be there yet. Help us build the number of titles reviewed!

* HOW TO SEARCH

The search feature is open to all. No registration or login required. Go to:
http://pcnmp3.gallaudet.edu/stg/stgsearch.asp
and choose to search by Grade Level, Primary Subject Area, Instructional Mode or Title. You can narrow down your search by selecting from multiple areas. Or, to see everything, just hit "Enter". But remember, this is a new project and there are only a handful of titles listed as of September 1999.

We hope that you will take this opportunity to share your knowledge in order to help other teachers, administrators parents and students locate software to meet their needs.

* RELATED INFORMATION

How to Enter Data:
http://pcnmpdb.gallaudet.edu/stg/how-to-enter.html
Evaluation Guidelines:
http://pcnmpdb.gallaudet.edu/stg/how-to-evaluate.html
Help Page:
http://pcnmp3.gallaudet.edu/stg/how-to-search.html

* CONTACT

Ken Kurlychek
202-651-5705

ken.kurlychek@gallaudet.edu