MAGAZINES, JOURNALS, NEWSLETTERS LEARNING An excellent, colorful, contemporary magazine for elementary and middle school teachers. The focus of the March 1975 issue is on math – teaching strategies, new methods and materials, activities for hand-held calculators, opinion, etc. Single copy $1.50. Education Today Co., 530 University Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301. MINICOMPUTER NEWS This bi-weekly tabloid newspaper reports on developments in minicomputer hardware, software, and applications. A recent issue covered a real potpourri of topics - Decnet, timesharing user group news, oceanographic research with minis, and Centronics re-entry into the electronic games field. $6.00 per year, sample issue free. Benwill Publishing Co., 167 Corey Road, Brookline, MA 02146. COMPUTER PROGRAM ABSTRACTS The National Computer Program Abstract Service is a clearinghouse for computer program abstracts – simulation models, application programs, MIS, etc. - from business, government, military, and universities. As of Spring 1975, 17,000 abstracts were indexed in 167 specific subjects. A quarterly Program Index Newsletter is published for $10.00 per year. Sample copy free. NCPAS, P.O. Box 3783, Washington, DC 20007. [image] GAMES & PUZZLES The only monthly magazine devoted to nothing but games and puzzles. Word games, crosswords (watch out for British spelling), number games, Go, Backgammon, Chess, Scrabble, various card games, mazes, reader puzzles and games, competitions. Lively and fun. $10.80 per year to U. S., sample copy $1.10. Games & Puzzles, 11 Tottenham Court Road, London WIA 4xF, England. THE FUTURIST A bi-monthly journal of forecasts, trends, and ideas about the future. The magazine presents an objective, reasoned approach to future study and does not advocate particular ideologies. Recent issues have examined teaching and education in the future, behavior control, work and leisure, and world planning. $l2.00 per year, sample copy $2.00. World Future Society, P.O. Box 30369, Washington, DC 20014. [image] TEACHER MAGAZINE Teacher, one of the two big "establishment" elementary school magazines(Instructor is the other) often has games and activities useful for introducing young kids to concepts in math, statistics, and computers. "Clothespin Probability," "What Comes Next?" (Jan 1975) and "A Game for all Reasons" (April 1975) are three such games. Watch the column, "Creative Classroom" for the best ideas. Subscription $10/year; sample copy $1.25. Teacher, P.O. Box 800, Cos Cob, CT 06807. SIMULATION/GAMING/NEWS S/G/N is now in a 32-page 8½ x 11 newsprint format which seems to have improved its very professional and comprehensive coverage of the world of simulations and serious games. It frequently carries a page or two of computer gaming news, has excellent game reviews and an annotated bibliography which appear every issue, as well as news, views, and articles about gaming and education. Bi-monthly, $6.00/year; sample copy $1.00. Simulation/Gaming/News, Box 3039, University Station, Moscow, ID 83843. THEORETICAL COMPUTER SCIENCE A new quarterly journal covering theoretical automata, semantics of programming languages, the study of algorithms and their complexity, and the nature of computation. Mathematical and abstract in spirit but motivated by problems of practical computation. $43.95 per year, sample copy free. North-Holland Publishing Co., c/o American Elsevier Publishing Co., 52 Vanderbilt Ave., New York, NY 10017. HP EDUCATIONAL NEWSLETTER An outstanding 8-times a year newsletter produced for users of Hewlett Packard computers in education. Naturally it is oriented to software which runs on HP machines, mostly BASIC. A portion of each issue is generally devoted to user application (success) stories. About 40% or 50% of each issue presents instructional applications and activities, sometimes on one special focus topic, sometimes on many. Shorter sections include book reviews (genuine reviews, not publisher press releases), letters, announcements, and a calendar of events. Free to HP users. $6 per year to others. HP Educational Users Group, 11000 Wolfe Road, Cupertino, CA 95014. SIGCUE BULLETIN This is the official publication for the 1,300 member Special Interest Group on Computer Uses in Education (SIGCUE) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). An excellent source of information on using computers in college instruction. Contains brief technical articles, interviews, conference reports, book reviews, and calendar of events. Four issues per year. $6/year ($4 for ACM members). Assn. for Computing Machinery, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036. [image] WOMEN IN ENGINEERING IEEE Transactions on Education, Vol. E-18, No, 1 (Feb 1975) is a special issue on women in engineering. The 14 papers in the issue discuss the growth of women in engineering programs, opportunities in various types of engineering, minority programs, and starting early with orientation in junior high school. Some of the papers are real eye openers to our changing world. Single copy $2.50. Thelma Estrin (IEEE Committee on Professional Opportunities for Women), Brain Research Institute, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024. HP65 CALCULATOR NOTES Would you believe BAGELS, CRAPS, FOOTBALL, GUNNER, HEX-A-PAWN, and PING-PONG for a pocket calculator? And much, much more? I didn't until I saw 65 NOTES, an absolutely fascinating publication of the HP-65 (and 55) Calculator Users Club. Packed with useful information to HP-65 owners - routines, beginners corner, how to handle alphabetics(!), tips, and games. The March 1975 issue is a double issue (45 pages) entirely devoted to games. Monthly, $10 per year, $1.00 sample copy, $2.00 March games issue. Richard J. Nelson, HP-65 Users Club, 2541 W. Camden Place, Santa Ana, CA 92704.