Technology & Learning

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 1, September

Adding Another Piece to the Staff Development Puzzle: Some Products and Services You Should Know About
Ask any group of educators about the challenges they face in building an effective technology program in their schools and they're bound to bring up the issue of staff development. The report "Teachers and Technology: Making the Connection," released...
Alien Tales
Platform(s) and Unusual System Requirements[dagger]: Multimedia PC. Maciniosh with a CD-ROM drive. Emphasis: Reading. Grade level: 4-6. Publisher: Broderbund Software, PO Box 6125, Novato, CA 94948-6125; (800) 474-8840. School price: $79.95, with teacher's...
Bridging the Ages with Help from Technology
Cross-age projects can work wonders for your students, allowing them to break out of their traditional roles and explore what it means to listen, collaborate, and lead. Young Authors... and Their Friends Students' efforts have meaning in Nancy Potter's...
Family Computing Workshops Are the Latest Rage
Recognizing the strong connection between learning (and buying) patterns in schools and homes, two major players in the computer world are, independently, offering school-based computer learning events for families this fall. Microsoft's Family Technology...
Great Artists
Platform(s) and Unusual System Requirements[dagger]: Multimedia PC. Emphasis: Art. Grade level: 7 and up. Publisher: Attica Cybernetics, 9234 Deering Ave., Chatsworth, CA 9131 1; (800) 721-2475. Retail price: $59. If the beauty of a painted masterpiece...
Hard Copy on Today's Printers
Not so long ago, buying a printer was pretty simple. There were two types--dot-matrix and daisy wheel--and only a handful of manufacturers had models appropriate for school use. The choice came down to a printer that was easy to load and within the school's...
Imagination Express
Platform(s) and Unusual System Requirements[dagger]: Multimedia PC. Macintosh with a CD-ROM drive and 13" monitor. Emphasis: Creativity, writing. Grade level: K-6. Publisher: Edmark Corporation, PO Box 97021, Redmond, WA 98073; (800) 362-2890, (206)...
Investigating the Human Body
What could be more interesting or more important to students than learning about their own bodies and how they work? Here are seven programs that examine the complex systems that enable us to move, transform food into energy, fight off disease, and much...
Leapfrog Is Not an Olympic Sport
Some 10,800 athletes will participate in next summer's Olympic games, but did you know that it will take more than 15,000 media types to make it a world-wide event? And speaking of lopsided numbers and world-wide, has it dawned on anybody that WWW may...
Plunging into Cyberspace
As a reader of this magazine, no doubt you've been hearing about, or even explring, the rapidly evolving world of telecommunications. For the last two years, it's been my privilege to cover this fascinating topic in feature articles for T&L (see...
Seven Early Learning Adventures
Young children's software titles have always been among the most creative and engaging on the market, and they're still leading the way in many respects. The best new offerings immerse youngsters in richly drawn, kid-size worlds where they move about...
Technology & Learning Presents the 1995 Teacher of the Year Award Winners
The students in room 101 at Fogelsville Elementary School in Allentown, Pennsylvania are known as "The Kinetic Kids," but they aren't the only ones who are in a constant state of motion. Their teacher, Winnifred Bolinsky, has been described by one observer...
What's New on the Hardware Front
IBM IBM has introduced a new computer for education, the IBM EduQuest Forty-five. It joins the IBM EduQuest Fifty-five in the company's school line, replacing the older model Thirty-five. The Forty-five offers a choice between a 486DX2 50 or 66 MHz...