Technology & Learning

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 4, November

Additional Award Winners 1998-99 Software Awards
Math Carmen Sandiego Math Detective (Broderbund/The Learning Company) In this highly motivating title, students interpret word problems, and use fractions, decimals, percentages, geometry concepts, estimation and other basic math skills as they...
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Equal Learning Opportunity: Assistive Technology for Students with Special Needs
Equal Learning Opportunity: Assistive Technology for Students With Special Needs More tools and programs are emerging to help adapt computers and software so that persons with special needs can also reap the benefits of the technology. Here's a...
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ETS Report on Technology and Math Grabs Headlines
A recent study conducted by the Educational Testing Service with support from Education Week and the Milken Family Foundation, offers both good and bad news about technology and mathematics education. The report, entitled Does It Compute? The Relationship...
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Grants, Contests, Etc
With shrinking school budgets and a growing awareness of the value of technology in the classroom, we've all wondered: Where will the money come from? How will innovative teachers receive the recognition and support they deserve? In this department,...
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Hype vs. Hope Union City, New Jersey
On September 30, ABC's "Nightline" ran a segment entitled "The $50 Billion Gamble," which explored the pros and cons (with a heavy emphasis on the cons) of educational technology. The program--a transcript of which can be found at www.abcnews.com/onair/...
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Involving the Community in Assessing Student Work
Getting community members involved in assessing student performance not only yields useful data, it's an excellent way of building relationships. The idea of "getting students, parents, and the community into the act" of assessing student work is...
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It Takes an Entire Village
When parents and community members see their children's school as a place for adults to learn as well, everybody benefits. Helping Parents Help Their Kids Recognizing that student performance improves when parents are actively involved in the...
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New and Improved Past Winners
Read on to find out about the latest upgrades, extensions, expansions, additions and other improvements to past T&L software award winners. Creativity Tools PrintMaster Gold Publishing Suite 4.0 PrintMaster Gold Publishing Suite 4.0 raises...
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Software for Special Needs
Depending on the student's need, regular education software is often adaptable to special education students. Generally, these products incorporate multi-level activities, coaching, gentle correction, and encouraging rewards. Additionally, many companies...
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Swiftly Fly the Technology Years
Existing in a time and space of its own, unfettered by ties to traditional daily use gadgets and inventions, computer-related technology moves at its own warp-speed pace. At an educational technology conference recently, someone happened to refer...
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Technology and Gifted Education: A Talk with Carol Wilson
Carol Wilson teaches an enrichment program for gifted students at Welleby and Sandpiper Elementary Schools in Broward County, Florida. She is a 1998 T&L Regional Teacher of the Year and will be presenting at SchoolTech Expo. She spoke with Assistant...
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Technology & Learning's 1998-99 Home Learning Software Awards
Attention Parents! Looking for some great bets in software for the whole family? On these pages we are happy to present to you this year's Home Learning winners. Each title was chosen after an extensive test-drive by four or more kids of the appropriate...
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The Best of the Best
Here, we are happy to present the winners of our 1998-99 Technology & Learning Software Awards of Excellence. Though our first software awards contest way back in 1984 featured winning educational entries from such long-gone publishers as Data...
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The Computer Stands Alone: Operating System Assistive Features
Both Apple Computer and Microsoft Corporation have paid considerable attention to the special needs of their customers. Both maintain Web sites devoted to helping users customize their computers. Listed below are some of the latest operating system...
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The Top Four Award Winners
Electric Library (Infonautics) This full-text online research service for schools is a wonderful solution to the problem of safe Internet use for students. With a database of hundreds of magazines, journals, newspapers, reference works, photos,...
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Virtual Gym Class
In the late 1980s, Forbes magazine published a study pointing out that children spend an average of 6.5 hours a week watching television. Add to this the sedentary time they spend sitting at a desk in school, doing homework, playing video games, and...
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What's New
What's New features information about the newest educational materials available. Our goal in providing this information is to help our readers keep abreast of new developments. Since we do not critically review products in this section, these listings...
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