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. 6, November/December

3dchor Kids
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SOFTWARE3dChor KidsCompany: Animated Communications, P.O. Box 16907, Chapel Hill, NC 27516; Phone: 800/949-4559; Internet: http://www.3dchor.com/.Price: $89-single copy price; $650course pack, 10 copies. The course pack includes a teacher's...
A LOOK AT... SOFTWARE FOR HAND-HELD Computing
YOU'VE learned the basic functions of your hand-held computer (or PDA-Personal Digital Assistant)-and now you're wondering what more you can do with it, or how you can improve its function.You may be a K-12 educator who has just been told that your students...
Data-Driven PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
What makes the biggest difference in improving student performance? It's not the latest curriculum product or assessment tool or even parental involvement. Research indicates that it is precisely what the average citizen already knows: teachers and the...
Demographic Changes in America: 1990-2000
Demographic Changes in America: 1990-2000Company: GeoLytics, Inc., P.O. Box 10, East Brunswick, NJ 08816; Phone: 800/577-6717; Fax: 732/651-2721; Internet: http://www.geolytics.com/.Price: $249-single teaching copy, CD-ROM; $995-lab pack of 10 copies...
Epson Perfection 3170 Photo Scanner
HARDWAREEpson Perfection 3170 Photo ScannerCompany: Epson America, Inc./ Epson Store, P.O. Box 93107, Long Beach, CA 90809; Phone: 800/8737766; Fax: 562/290-4401; E-mail: epsonstore@ea.epson.com; Internet: http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/ index.jsp/.Description:...
Free and Fee-Based Online SCIENCE Resources for the K-12 Community
SEARCHING the Web may seem an easy task. Just type in your terms and look at all the results-until, of course, you are engulfed in your hits, drowning in the inevitable consequences of a bad keyword search. A more efficient, viable alternative is to...
Holt Middle School Science and Technology
MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL SOFTWARE/WEB SITESHolt Middle School Science and TechnologyEarth Science, Life Science, Physical ScienceLocated online at http://www.hrw. com/.Source: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 10801 N. MoPac Expy, Building 3, Austin, TX 78759; Telephone:...
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCT:Scantron Achievement SeriesScantron Performance SeriesTHE COMPANY:Scantron Corporation34 Parkerlrvine,CA926!8Phone: 8800/722-6876Internet: http://www.scantron.com/Together, the Scantron Performance Series and the Scantron Achievement Series...
Keyboards, Quill Pens, and the Future of Work
I HAVE a theory. I think we have to prepare our students for the world they will encounter-not the one we suffered through. Sounds obvious, but so often we seem to forget. This came home to me in a recent experience that reminded me of my own school...
Net Watch
<NetNEWS>New ERIC Web Site LaunchedA new Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Web site has been launched, with a series of improvements scheduled to continue throughout the coming months.The new site provides increased search capabilities...
News Watch
NEWS of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12NEWSHow Teachers Use TechnologyNetDay, in partnership with BellSouth and the National Education Association (NEA), has released the results of a national survey of educators' personal and professional...
Reading Promotion in the Age of Technology
ARE the kids reading? Seems like I hear that question a lot these days. Our "yes" answer is especially exciting in a time of digital competition and the expectation that students should acquire reading skills and achieve high test scores. We believe...
Roxio Easy Media Creator 7
GENERAL-INTEREST SOFTWARE/WEB SITESRoxio Easy Media Creator 7Company: Roxio, Inc., 455 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050; Telephone: 866/280-7694 or 408/3673100; Fax: 408/367-3101; Internet: http://www.roxio.com/.Price: $100, list price. The program...
Science Fair Fundamentals
If you are looking for science fair project ideas, make School Science Fairs Homepage your first stop.SCIENCE Fair programs are awesome and can generate all sorts of amazing results from inspiring and engaging projects. Finding good resources that outline...
Technology, Assessment, and Professional Development
We went looking for separate stories on assessment and data analysis on the one hand and professional development on the other . . . .THERE'S a professional development theme to some of the content of this issue that I'll get to in a moment. But in terms...
Technology That MOVES Assessment and Student Achievement FORWARD
IN THE MIDST of the challenges found in meeting the growing list of education mandates, we should also feel a sense of optimism. While we struggle in some categories, technological advances have provided new opportunities and greater power to support...
Tech Training and Modeling Effective Teaching, Part 2
IN the last installment of this column, I discussed our initial deployment training of the Toshiba M200 tablets. We delivered tablets to approximately 30 participating teachers and hosted several 45-minute, "out of box" training sessions throughout the...
Title Watch
New Software and ElectronicMedia Titles for K-12MatheMATICSThe Glassworks Algebra Series provides a network-based system of K-12 reading and mathematics curriculum that teaches algebra and pre-algebra to middle school students.The program includes more...