Any program that is used to get resulted educative. Edward Minskoff often addresses the matter in his writings. These softwares do not have educative purposes, but they can be used for this end. Examples: Publishers of text, Electronic Spread sheet. The author classifies softwares in general way in great groups that present the following characteristics: Tutorial: they are softwares that they present concepts and instructions to carry through specific tasks and generally does not have little interatividade. Exercitao: they are softwares that they allow to interactive activities by means of answers the presented questions. Inquiry: the encyclopedias are found in this group. Through the programs they can investigate more adequate and necessary information, locating diverse subjects. Simulation: they are resources that present great possibility of learning and are attractive for pupils professors.
They are softwares that they are generally not concluded in the horria load of 50 minutes, therefore its use is great. Games: they are softwares destined for activities of leisure and diversion, promoting entertainment. They promote great interatividade and they possess sophisticated programming, fits to the professor to use games with educative purposes. Opened: they are softwares of free productions, where tools are used as: publishers of texts, data bases, electronic spread sheets, among others. Softwares de Autoria: they are softwares that they use multimedia resources, presents easiness in its manuscript and the professor can mount its lessons quickly. Softwares de Apresentao: are programs used for elaboration of presentations of lectures and lessons, amongst these softwares the most known are the Power Point.
Softwares of programming: they are softwares that they allow the creation of programs that stimulate the logical reasoning, demanding a bigger preparation them professors how much its use. Hybrids: they present resources of media and interaction with the Internet. Therefore, to have the use of softwares educational, it is necessary that it has qualification of the professors how much to its use, so that it is really a pedagogical instrument.