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. 6, November/December

American History Online
MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL SOFTWARE/WEB SITESAmerican History OnlineCompany: Facts on File, Inc., 132 West 31st Street, 17th floor, New York, NY 10001; Phone: 800/322-8755; Internet: http://www.factsonfile.com/.**** | REPORT CARDInstallation AContent/Features...
Blue Zones: Quest for the True Fountain of Youth
GENERAL INTEREST SOFTWARE/WEB SITESBlue Zones: Quest for the True Fountain of YouthLocated online at http://www.bluezones.com.Source: Quest Network, Inc., 724 North First Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401; Phone: 612/252-1739; Fax: 612/338-9824; Internet:...
Caching in on GPS
Build a foundation of knowledge with latitude and longitude concepts. Then, read about GPS and tap into some great lessons.MAP trails, find treasure caches, and solve problems by using a Global Positing System (GPS) with your students. GPS technology...
DATABASE NEWS: What's There, and What's Coming Up, in the World of K-12 Content, Part 4
The use of electronic databases as research and curriculum learning tools by K-12 school classrooms continues to grow. In response to this trend, commercial vendors are increasingly releasing enhanced online versions of their print products and creating...
Encouraging Technophobes: Old Dogs CAN Learn New Tricks
For staff development in technology to be successful, it should promise teachers increased productivity either administratively or instructionally.ALL my life, I have been known as someone who most definitely does not have a green thumb. Plants entered...
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCT:CultureGramsTHE COMPANY:ProQuest Information and Learning789 E. Eisenhower ParkwayAnn Arbor, MI 48106Phone: 800/521-0600Internet: http://www.proquestk12.comThe CultureGrams report series provides an insider's perspective on the daily life...
It's in the Procedures Book
There is no better time than now to begin compiling your media center's procedures book; it will come in very handy!"NOW, where are the directions for setting up the projector?" Can you answer, "It's in the procedures book."Does your media center have...
Library Automation in K-12: A 2006 Update, Part 2
LAST issue, in Part 1 of my library automation in K-12 update, I introduced some library automation vendors not previously covered in my articles from 2005-Book Systems, Inc.; LIBRARYSOFT; and Surpass Software-and brought you up-to-date on happenings...
Net Watch
<NetNEWS>Design SquadThe Intel Corporation, the Intel Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and others are underwriting Design Squad, a live-action PBS series for 9- to 12-year-olds designed to get them excited about engineering.The 13-episode...
News Watch
NEWS of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12NEWSNFB Shows TouchBook with Digital CapabilitiesThe National Federation of the Blind (NFB) unveiled a prototype tactile book with a computerized Touch User Interface (TUI) from Somatic Digital.The book,Touch...
School's in, and the Library Is at the Center-Part 2
School's still in, and the library is still at the center, and this issue's features and columns not only inform those of you who run that center but include several "second in a series" pieces.COINCIDENTALLY, this November/December issue has turned...
Some Tricks to Build Information Fluency-Part 2
Thousands of sites now offer tricks to make your MySpace site look cooler ("sick," actually, if you know the lingo) or how to add neat new features. Learn a few. Just search "pimp your myspace" on Google and you'll see!LAST time, in Part 1 of this bag...
Straight Curve Mathematics Series 2
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SOFTWAREStraight Curve Mathematics Series 2Company: PLATO Learning, Inc., 10801 Nesbitt Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55437; Phone: 800/447-5286; Internet: http://www.plato.com.Price: $20 per student.Audience: Grades 3-5, students and...
TeenBiz3000
TeenBiz3000Company: Achieve3000, 1091 River Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701; Phone: 888/968-6822; E-mail: office@ achieve3000.com; Internet: http://www.achieve3000.com/.Price: The cost is based on the total enrollment in a school building. The pricing begins...
Title Watch
New Software and ElectronicMedia Titles for K-12EARLY LearningThe B/D Letter Olympics, a new reading program for K to 2 students, helps young readers develop visual discrimination of the letters b and d.The software uses the theme of six Olympic events...
WEB 2.0 and Its Technologies for Collaborative Library Communication
This article will provide an introduction to Web 2.0 for libraries and will attempt to bring to light a few notable, free Web-based interactive communication tools that can help librarians and other educators seamlessly access, create, organize, and...
Web-Based Assessment
At our beginning of the school year in-service, I had to view an online blood-borne pathogens presentation that lasted about 30 minutes. I was given a sheet of instructions and told to use my classroom computer. I logged in using a school district username...