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. 16, No. 4, July/August

Aha!Science
MIDDLE SCHOOL SOFTWARE/WEBSITESCompany: Learning.com, 1620 S.W. Taylor St., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97205. Phone: (800) 580-4640; internet: www.learning.com.Price: Annual building-based subscriptions are priced at $1,500 (for as many as 250 students),...
Cloud Crowd: You Belong Whether You Know It or Not!
Setting aside the corporate implications of the term 'cloud computing' and just considering the concept, I am convinced it is a valuable term that we should understand, adopt, and use. It is just too fitting to ignore.MY internal iPod is at it again,...
Discovery Education Streaming Plus
GENERAL INTEREST SOFTWARE/WEBSITESCompany: Discovery Education, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Phone: (800) 323-9084; internet: www.discoveryeducation.com.Price: An annual subscription for grades K-8 costs $2,600, and for grades 9-12 it...
Epson DC-06 Document Camera
HARDWARECompany: Epson America, Inc., P.O. Box 93012, Long Beach, CA 90806. Phone: (800) 463-7766; internet: www.epson.com.Price: $399Specifications: The DC-06 weighs approximately 2 lbs. The device is 3.0''x10.7''x2.6'' when closed and 3.0''x10.7''x15''...
From Card-O-Log to Catablog
Student reviews posted on web catalogs have led to a new level of involvement. Students are no longer just searching for books but contributing to the catalog's content. Ivy Demos, a media center paraprofessional i? Maine, coined the term 'catablog'...
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCTJourneyEd Academic eStore NetworkTHE COMPANYJourney Education Marketing, Inc.13755 Hutton Drive, Suite 500Dallas,TX 75234Phone: (800) 874-900 1Internet: www.journeyed.comThe JourneyEd Academic eStore Network (AEN) provides access to more than...
Language Arts Resources
As in nearly every other subject area, digital resources for language arts are changing and exploding into a dizzying array of materials. Reading programs have moved from relatively small remedial packages to complete curriculums comprising print and...
Libraries for a Postliterate Society
The fact is that people don't read anymore.- Steve JobsNext time you wander an airplane's aisles, do a quick scan over the shoulders of your fellow passengers. What are they doing?If your observations are similar to mine, more than 50% of air travelers...
ONLINE Professional Development 2009
A new era in federal leadership is bringing increased attention to attracting and retaining talented classroom teachers. And for the first time in history, national leaders are providing resources to support and develop "human capital" in America's classrooms,...
Planning for the Future-Yours, Your Library's, and Your Students'
TO be sure you're pointed in the right direction as a library media specialist and that you're pointing your educator colleagues and your students in the right direction, you're constantly monitoring articles, blogs, websites, professional learning networks...
The Collaborator
COLLABORATION - sharing ideas, resources, information, skills, and perspectives is a regular part of today's classroom instruction. But it hasn't always been that way. Collaboration first seeped into the American schoolscape in the 1970s, when some educators...
The Future of School Libraries: Can School Boards Get on Board?
If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.- Albert EinsteinIT'S clearly reinvention time. Every conference, seminar, meeting, and what have you is focused on trying to understand the maelstrom of change that surrounds us. I don't...