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. 3, May/June

Adventures in Online Teaching and Learning
"NUMBER, PLEASE."I've always been interested in distance communications. As a child I was fascinated when my mother chatted on the phone with the lady on the neighboring farm; I wanted to talk, too! Trips to town to place long-distance calls with Hazel,...
A LOOK AT... Classroom & Building PRESENTATION SYSTEMS
As a teacher Hearing retirement, I can't help thinking about the methods we used to present information to classes some 30 thirty years ago-' and marveling at what's available now.I really liked that first dry-erase white board! The opaque projector...
American History Online
MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL SOFTVVARE/WEB SITESAmerican History OnlineLocated online at http://www.facts onfilo.com.Source:Facts on File, Inc., 132 West 31st Street, New York, NY 10001; Phone: 800/322-8755; Internet: http://www.factsonfile.com/.Access Fee: Annual...
Here's to Your Students' Health
I don't believe children are receiving a proper education on many health-related topics, and so I'd like to explore with you what I believe to be a wonderful resource.SCHOOL health programs have been around for a while. Some are state funded from monetary...
INTERNET@SCHOOLS East: Exploring the Cutting Edge, Shoring Up the Core
Despite the squeeze on schools and on library media programs, there's still a hunger for information on new ways to tap technology to improve learning ... and the job of the LMS.I'VE, just returned from Washington, D.C., and our March Internet@ Schools...
Kinetic City: Mission to Vearth
Kinetic City: Mission to VearthLocated online at http://www.kcmtv.com, http://www.kineticcity.com.Source: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1200 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005; Phone: 888/438-5272; E-mail: kcsuper@aaas.org;...
Learn about ABCs and Letter Sounds
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SOFTWARELearn About ABCs and Letter SoundsCompany: Sunburst Technology, 101 Castleton Street, Pleasantville, NY 10570; Customer Service Phone: 800/321-7511; Technical Support Phone: 800/338-3457, ext. 2800; E-mail: service@nysunburst.com...
Meet Me at the Fair
(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes obscured text omitted.)...The ... International Exposition ... the economic progress ... from the Mississippi to the ...TRAVEL back prior to World War II to the heyday of fairs and expositions in America...
Net Watch
NetNEWSYour Students Have Web SitesMore than 2 million American children aged 6-17 have their own personal Web sites, according to "Children, Families, and the Internet," a survey by Grunwald Associates.This figure represents IO percent of the 23 million...
News Watch
NEWS of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12NEWSCoSN/ISTE Launch EdTech Action NetworkThe Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) have launched the EdTech Action Network (ETAN),...
QuickMind.net
GENERAL-INTEREST SOFTWARE/WEB SITESQuickMind.netLocated online at http://www.quick mind.net/.Source: Sunburst Technology, 1550 Executive Drive, Elgin, IL 60123; Phone: 800/321-7511; Fax: 888/8003028; E-mail: service@sunburst.com; Internet: http://www.sunburst.com/.Access...
Sharing the VISION with Digital Photography
SEVERAL years ago, I entered my school media center with the goals of creating an environment that would cultivate lifelong love of learning and include everyone in the process. I wanted to keep students excited about learning, parents encouraged about...
Streaming Media: VIDEO ON DEMAND
"LAURA, do you have a video about Watergate? We had one in our department, but I just found out it was a teacher's personal tape and when she transferred last year, she took it with her."It is 7:24 a.m. and about 92 students here at Paint Branch High...
Tablet PCs Making Technology Available and Transparent
"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...
Thinking Reader
Thinking ReaderCompany: Tom Snyder Productions, 80 Coolidge Hill Rd, Watertown, MA 02472; Phone: 800/342-0236; Fax: 800/304-1254; E-mail: ask@tom snyder.com; Internet: http://www.tom snyder.com.Price: $500 per title, License for 10 computers. Pricing...
Title Watch
New Software and ElectronicMedia Titles for K-12Cross-CURRICULUMClassworks, the network-based system of K-12 language arts and mathematics learning tools created from 180 different software products, is now available in Ohio and Oklahoma state editions....
Turning out Better Writers: Practice Makes Perfect, and Computer-Based Writing Makes for More Practice
Getting students to practice writing, especially high school students, has never been easy. By this age, you will find the occasional student who is passionate about writing; however, most students think of writing as a real chore and do only what's...
Visualizing Language: Using Technology Tools to Enhance Vocabulary
For the near-term future, the written word will be the standard way we search and explore the Web and the databases there. Now consider this. In a recent column in the Toronto Globe and Mail (January 6, 2004, p. A16), it was reported:Talking to KidsMeaningful...