Side bySide Interactive is a two-level multimedia software program designed to put students in control of their language learning through CD-ROM technology. The program combines interactive video, audio, graphics, and text to provide students with powerful learning tools and abundant exercises and activities for effective language instruction that is individualized, self-paced, easy-to-use, and fun! * An innovative video player enables students to control and interact with entertaining video material, including comedy sketches, interviews, rap numbers, and music videos. * A record and compare function allows students to record their own voices and then compare with the video. *Video-based activities make language practice come alive as students interact with video clips in a variety of exercises. *Comprehensive text-based activities offer extensive vocabulary, grammar, and reading practice. *Writing activities include instant-feedback keyboarding practice, video dictations, short-answer exercises, and open-ended questions that prompt students to share their own backgrounds and ideas. *Games provide motivating self-paced practice to develop students' vocabulary.
*GrammarToon computer animations focus on key language structures through entertaining cartoons. *Lifeskills and civics lessons integrate language competencies required by adult education curriculum standards. *Check-Up tests offer students instant feedback and valuable test-prep practice. System Requirements FOR WINDOWS * Intel Pentium processor-minimum 200 MHz * Windows 95/98/Me/NT 4.0/2000/XP *64 MB RAM minimum * CD-ROM drive (12x or faster) * SVGA monitor capable of supporting 800 x 600 resolution at 16-bit * Sound card/speakers/microphone * QuickTime 5.0 or higher FOR MACINTOSH * PowerPC processor-minimum 200 MHz * Mac OS 8.1, 8.5, 9.0, 9.2 *64 MB free RAM minimum * CD-ROM drive (12x or faster) * SVGA monitor capable of supporting 800 x 600 resolution at 16-bit * Virtual memory should be turned on Microphone * QuickTime 5.0 or highershow more