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. 5, September/October

At the Core of the School Library
Erika Thickman Miller leads off with a primer on Internet2, what it means for school librarians, and how you can "get into it," which you certainly should.BEFORE getting into the current issue's contents, I'd like to make a pitch for next month's Internet@Schools...
Building Visibility in the Community
Community involvement can increase mediaprogram visibility and help develop support that can be very beneficial to our programs.MEDIA specialists have numerous and varied opportunities to work with staff and students in our schools and districts. We...
DATABASE NEWS: What's There, and What's Coming Up, in the World of K-12 Content, Part 3
K-12 school classrooms are increasingly turning to electronic databases for use as research and curriculum learning tools. In support of this trend, commercial vendors are releasing online versions of their print products and creating original online...
Everyday Artifacts
The Internet provides portals to many digitized materials such as historical centers, libraries, museums, and private collections that provide virtual access.WHAT do tombstones, driver's licenses, and a sound recording have in common? They are primary...
INTERNET2, K-12 and Librarians
In the year and a half since our school district has been connected with Internet2, I have begun to explore a small part of its capacity. This little taste has been enough to make me feel that I have opened a book of wonderful new adventures, one I feel...
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCT:Incite! Learning SeriesTHE COMPANY:Don Johnston, Inc.26799 West Commerce DriveVolo, IL 60073Phone: 800/999-4660Fax: 847/740-7326Internet: www.donjohnston.comThe Incite! Learning Series for grades 4-8 offers a set of original short films in...
Issues and Controversies in American History
Issues and Controversies in American HistoryCompany: Facts On File News Services, 512 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10018; Phone: 800/ 363-7976; Internet: http://www. facts.com.Price: $395-single purchase. Volume pricing available.Audience: 7th grade-high...
Let's Go Learn/Reading
Let's Go Learn/ReadingLocated online: http://www.letsgo learn.com.Company: Let's Go Learn (in partnership with Sunburst Technology), 705 Wellesley Avenue, Kensington, CA; Phone: 888/618-7323 or 888/492-8817; Internet: http://www. letsgolearn.com or http://www....
Library Automation in K-12: A 2006 Update, Part 1
[Ed/tor's Note: Last year, Barbara Fiehn put a magnifying glass to the sector of the library automation industry that's active in K-12 through her two-part series,"The Voice of theVendors: Futures in School Library Automation, Parts I and 2," which ran...
LIVELY LANGUAGE ARTS: The Digital Age Invades the English Classroom
New and exciting uses of digital technology in language arts are appearing all the time-a very good thing in view of the digital nature of the lives of today's K-12 students. As we all know, the amount of time that students spend with television, cell...
MathAmigo 4
MathAmigo 4Company: Valiant USA, P.O. Box 639, Forest Park, IL 60130; Phone: 888/366-6628; Internet: http://www. valiant-technology.com.Price: $99-single user; $495-10 users; $995-20 users; $1,495-30 users; $1,995-unlimited use.Audience: K-8.Format:...
Net Watch
<NetNEWS>CoSN One-to-One Computing ResourcesThe Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), in partnership with the One-to-One Institute, offers a new Web site for educators interested in learning more about states and school districts with one-to-one...
News Watch
NEWS of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12NEWSNegroponte Shows $100 Laptop at NECCNicholas Negroponte, chairman emeritus of the MIT Media Lab, presented the first public demonstration of the latest prototype of the $100 laptop at the 2006 National...
Nova5000EX
Nova5000EXElectronic Resources for SchoolsREPORT CARD***** = Highly Recommended**** = Reconnnnended*** = Good** = OK in some cases* = Don't considerThis section provides concise, original reviews of new or important hardware, software, Web sites, &...
Scrubbing Elephants with Toothbrushes!
I am not by nature a very orderly person. But maybe that is why I need the tools and tricks listed in this column!BACK when I was in charge of a junior high school library, there was period of several years when I had the additional duty of being the...
Some Tricks to Build Information Fluency-Part 1
The Internet has given us many new ways to provide learners with an environment that allows them to learn through discovery, play, collaboration, and just plain having fun.EDUCATION have long been harvesting ideas from popular culture to imbue excitement...
Title Watch
New Software and Electronic Media Titles for K-12CROSS CurriculumSOLO for grades 3-12 is now available in a network edition. The program helps students build skill competencies in social studies, science, and language arts using digitized textbooks;...