Multimedia & Internet@Schools

Consumer guide to high-tech school products. Includes purchasing recommendations, cost-saving tips, and technical advice. Written for and by K-12 school professionals.

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 4, July/August

A LOOK AT . . . Smaller Projection Systems
the elementary school computer labs in our small rural school system were installed 7 or 8 years ago; we're still using the Epson Powerlite 5300 purchased for about $4,500. That's the only data projector in one building where I work, and one of two projectors...
AOL@School
GENERAL-INTEREST SOFTWARE/WEB SITESAOL@SchoolLocated online at http://www.aolat school.com/.Source:AOL@SCHOOL, 22070 Broderick Drive, Dulles, VA20166; Phone: 888/339-0767; Internet: http://www. aol.com/.Access Fee: None. Available to students and teachers...
Art Renaissance
Choose an artwork. Look for clues to determine what is happening in the image. A series of guiding questions will help you each step of the way.TRANSFORM your classroom into a virtual art studio and museum. Have students create their masterpieces with...
Down to the Wire-Selecting Brands, Selecting Participants
"Learning Unleashed!" is a new column this year in which I am chronicling the progress of a multi-faceted technology initiative at the Dwight-Englewood School, a private K-12 day school in Bergen County, New Jersey. In each column, I will focus on a...
GeoSafari Quiz Phone
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SOFTWAREGeoSafari Quiz PhoneCompany: Educational Insights, Inc., 18730 S. Wilmington Avenue, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220; Phone: 800/ 995-4436; E-mail: service@edin.corn; Internet: https ://educationalinsights. com/index.html/.Description:...
Impacting Student Achievement through Data-Driven Decision-Making
IN TODAY'S high-stakes accountability environment, educators of all stripes-admin- istrators, counselors, teachers, curriculum coordinators, and others-need timely, accurate, and meaningful information at their desktop to make the best instructional...
Impact/VERSO Library Automation System
Impact/VERSO Library Automation SystemCompany: Auto-Graphics, Inc., 3201 lbmple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768; Phone: 800/776-6939 or 909/5957004; Internet: http://www4.autographics.com/.Price: Pricing varies.We implemented VERSO in seven school buildings...
National Geographic MapMachine
National Geographic MapMachineLocated online at http://www.nat ionalgeographic/mapmachine/.Source:National Geographic Society, 1145 17th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036; Phone: 800/962-1643; Internet: http://www.nationalgeo graphic.com/Access Fee:...
NCLB and Media Programs
ATTEND a conference, read a professional journal, or engage in a conversation with an educator and you are likely to hear mention of No Child Left Behind. What is the impact of NCLB on school media specialists and school media/technology programs? A...
Net Watch
News of the latest Net-related products and technology for K-12 may be sent directly to Kathie Felix at 5746 Union Mill Rd., PMB, 605, Clifton, VA 20124 or to kathiefelx@aol.com.<NetNEWS>Copyright and Download StudyHaving an understanding of copyright...
News Watch
News of the latest products and technology for K-12 may be sent directly to Kathie Felix at 5746 Union Mill Rd., PMB 605, Clifton.VA 20124 or to kathiefelx@aol.com.NEWS of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12NEWSSchool Library Media Program of...
PLATO Learning Life Science
MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL SOFTWARE/WEB SITESPLATO Learning Life ScienceCompany: PLATO Learning, Inc., 10801 Nesbitt Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55437; Phone: 800/447-5286; Internet: http://www.plato.com/.Price: $300.Audience: Middle grades through adult learners;...
The Flexible Shape of Things to Come: Wearable Computers!
NOT so many years, ago I owned a PC that I could carry from one place to another. I hesitate to call it a laptop, as it was not something that I could put on my lap. It was more like luggage-roughly 2 feet by 1.5 feet by 2.5 feet, weighing about 40 pounds....
The Heart of the Matter
The cover story for this issue does indeed go to the heart of the matter for us at MULTIMEDIA & INTERNET@SCHOOLS: core technology for our readership of school library media specialists.THF COVER story for this issue does indeed go to the heart of...
The Voice of Users: Perspectives on School Library Automation
WHILE automation systems are not perfeet, don't try taking them away from library media specialists! When surveyed on why automation is important to school libraries, several school library media specialists wondered why the question would even be asked...
Twenty Reasons for Teacher-Librarians to Love IM
For starters, you can see that an IMVironment could be an excellent way for a school library to create an IM "identity" that is simultaneously cool and fun and that sustains a quality image for the library service.INSTANT MESSAGING- n. Aservice that...