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. 12, No. 4, July/August

A Resource for Your Summer Planning Time
IF summer is your planning and product research time, then I think this issue of MMIS can be of particular help as a resource. All four main features for this midsummer issue are packed with information about a wide range of vendors, products, and services....
DATABASE NEWS: What's There and What's Coming Up in the World of K-12 Content, Part 2
In Part 2 of my Database News series, I am reviewing the products offered by Facts On File, Greenwood Electronic Publishing, netTrekker, NewsBank, and World Book.MORE and more educators are looking at electronic resources as the primary research tools...
Deltora from Scholastic
MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL WEB SITESLocated online at http://www. scholastic.com/deltora/.Source: Scholastic, 557 Broadway, New York, NY.10012; Phone: 212/343-6100; Internet: http://www. scholastic.com/.Access Fee: Access to the Deltora Web site is free....
Differentiated Instruction: Success for Every Student
GENERAL INTEREST SOFTWARE/WEB SITESLocated online at http://www.ca training.com/.Source: Curriculum Associates, Inc., 153 Rangeway Road, North Billerica, MA 01862; Phone: 800/ 225-0248; Internet: http://www. curriculumassociates.com/.Access Fee: None....
E-BOOK RESOURCES for the SCHOOL LIBRARY
electronic bookA digital version of a traditional print book designed to be read on a personal computer or an e-book reader (a software application for use on a standard-sized computer or a book-sized computer used solely as a reading device). Synonymous...
Fractions with Professor Von Strudel
ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL SOFTWAREElectronic Resources for SchoolsREPORT CARD***** Highly Recommended**** Recommended*** Good** OK in some cases* Don't considerThis section provides concise, original reviews of new or important hardware, software, Web...
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCT:Mandarin OasisTHE COMPANY:Mandarin Library Automation, Inc.P. O. Box 272308Boca Raton, FL 33427Phone: 800/426-7477Internet: http://mlasolutions.com/Mandarin Oasis is a centralized, Web-based library management system that allows access to...
More PR: Gaining Faculty Buy-In: Through Effective Professional Development
LAST column, I wrote about how critical the public relations aspect of our tablet PC initiative was becoming. Teachers, parents, and students needed to feel that they were getting accurate and up-to-date information in order for them to accept the idea...
Net Watch
<NetNEWS>Girls Lead in Using the Internet for Research on SchoolsGirls are the most likely to use the Internet to search for colleges or other schools to attend, according to a study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.The study found...
News Watch
NEWS of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12NEWSAASL School Library Media Programs of the YearThe American Association of School Libraries (AASL) announced the winners of the 2005 National School Library Media Program of the Year Award. The Large...
NOVA: Charters of Freedom
Located online at http://www.pbs. org/wgbh/nova/charters/.Source: NOVA/PBS, WGBH Educational Foundation, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134; Phone: 617/492-2777, ext. 5400; Internet: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/.Access Fee: None.Audience: Educators...
Predictive Assessment Series
Located online at http://www.think linklearning.com/.Source: ThinkLink Learning, 2424 21st Avenue South, Suite 102, Nashville, TN 37212; Phone: 866/814-6685; Fax: 866/814-6687; Internet: http://www.thinklink learning.com/.Access Fee: $7 per student using...
Products for Math Teachers
MATH teachers and their students have a huge number of instructional, testing, tutorial, and other materials available in a bewildering array of formats. Programs and services are offered as software for personal computers or hand-held devices, on stand-alone...
Sensational Software on a Budget
OVER the years, while creating content for the CyberBee Web site and constructing workshops for educators, I have invariably needed a software program to complete a specific task or to solve a particular problem. While there are hundreds of freeware...
Small Size, Big Impact: Three Stories
The tiniest devices can change the way we think about our world of work and play, just like the tiniest questions can launch every kid into his or her future.Tiny GiftsI recently had the pleasure of hearing a speaker at the Ontario Library Association...
The Voice of the VENDORS: Futures in School Library Automation, Part 2
WITHOUT question, library automation is changing. Technological developments will soon provide flexibility to school library media specialists that they previously only dreamed about, not to mention features that will facilitate the handling of current...
Title Watch
New Software and ElectronicMedia Titles for K-12Early LITERACYScholastic Text Talk, a research-based vocabulary program for K-3 students, builds oral vocabulary and comprehension skills. Each of the program's three levels include 20 read-aloud trade...
Yes! You Should Create a Professional Portfolio
MEDIA specialists enrolled in the online graduate course I teach are required to create electronic portfolios. They begin the process feeling uncertain and overwhelmed. They finish the process proud of their portfolios and of their accomplishments as...