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. 13, No. 4, July/August

ADDRESSING A POTENTIAL CRISIS IN SCHOOL LIBRARY PROGRAMS: The Work of the ALA Task Force on School Libraries
CONSIDER the following:* Students do better academically in schools that have good libraries, but reports of the elimination of school librarians-and even entire school library programs-persist, despite numerous studies documenting the positive impact...
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A Lot to Think About
With luck, you have some contemplative time, which may also mean time for professional reading along with traditional, purely fun, summer reading.AS you read this, ALA and NECC are over; it's July, and summer is really here. With luck, that means you...
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Cosmeo
Located online at http://www.cos meo.com/.Company: Discovery Education, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone: 888/698-6247; Email: customerservice@cosmeo. com; Internet: http://education.dis covery.com/.Price: $9.95 per month or $99 for...
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Digital Storytelling
Stories are important, providing us with a voice in time and place about our heritage.LEAVE a legacy of cultural history for future generations through digital storytelling. Stories are important, providing us with a voice in time and place about our...
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In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCT:Holt Science & Technology Lab GeneratorTHE COMPANY:Holt, Rinehart and Winston10801 North Mopac Expressway, Bldg. 3Austin, TX 78759Phone: 800/479-9799Internet: www.hrw.com/The Holt Science & Technology Lab Generator CD-ROM aids the...
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MOBILE COMPUTING Goes to School: Cutting-Edge Technology, Dollars, and Common Sense
EXCITING new mobile computer technologies are moving into K-12 education on many fronts. Today, teachers can work with portable media players, audience response systems, smartphones, portable keyboards/small laptops, tablet PCs, laptops, and hand-held...
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Net Watch
<NetNEWS>CoSN Joins Online Student Safety PartnershipThe Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is participating in the "Help Keep Kids Connected and Protected" campaign, an initiative designed to educate American teens about online safety. The...
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News Watch
NEWS of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12NEWSAASL School Library Media Programs of the YearThe American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named three recipients of the 2006 National...
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PLATO Courses: History, Geography
Company: PLATO Learning Inc., 10801 Nesbitt Ave. South, Bloomington, MN 55437; Phone: 800/869-2000; Internet: http://www.plato. com/.Price: $110 per student, for one course for one semester.Audience: High school.Format: Internet-based course-work.Minimum...
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Simulation Explorer
Company: Tool Factory, Inc., 3336 Sunderland Hill Road, Sunderland, VT 05250. Phone: 800/375-6549; Fax: 802/375-6860; Internet: http:// www.toolfactory.com/.Price: $59.95-single unit; $179.85 -five-pack; $299.75-10-pack; $599.50-25-pack. Network site...
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Social Networking, Part 2: A Toolkit for Teachers
Editor's Note: Helping school colleagues keep up with technology trends is a function library media specialists (LMSs) are well-placed to fulfill. It's also a function that can further underscore the importance of the LMS at school. With that in mind,...
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Technoholics Anonymous?
SOMETIMES I picture myself standing up in front of a group and saying, "My name is Mary Ann, and I'm a technoholic." To my own surprise, I somehow morphed from a nervous Luddite in the early 1980s to a full-fledged technophile by the year 2000. Because...
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The Changing Face of the Scholarly Web: Finding Free, Quality, Full-Text Articles, Books, and More!
TO help organize the world's information and make it universally accessible, Google launched Google Book Search and Google Scholar. Yahoo!, MSN, and other search leaders followed soon after to provide their own databases for finding quality full-text...
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Title Watch
New Software and ElectronicMedia Titles for K-12CROSS CurriculumTool Factory IT System for grades K-12 provides 23 software programs. Including student versions of nearly every major tool and application required by technology standards, as well as curriculum...
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Type to Learn Jr. New Keys for Kids
Company: Sunburst Technology, 1550 Executive Drive, Elgin, IL 60123; Phone: 888/492-8817; Internet: http://store.sunburst.com/.Price: $29.95-home version; $69.95-school edition, single copy; $799.95-network or unlimited site license. Additional licensing...
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What Can MySpace Teach Us in School Libraries?
Just as I get nice and comfortable with Web sites and learning mobile applications, blogging, and downloading streaming media, the Web world goes and mutates yet again!FIRST, a musical quotation:This small excerpt from Joni Mitchell's brilliant song...
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What's It like to Take an Online Class?
ONLINE learning is one of the most rapidly growing areas of education. It is expected to continue expanding as more colleges and universities increase their offerings and today's undergraduate students, already comfortable with technology and online...
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