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. 2, March/April

A LOOK AT . . . WEB-BASED Assessment
SOME DAYS, it seems ,ike everything is becoming "Web-based"-i.e., available on the Internet-and for good reason. As connections and speed improve, the Internet's flexibility, accessibility, potential capacity for paper reduction, potential for superior...
A Metamorphosis in Learning
HOW DOES that caterpillar become a butterfly? And can that little egg really grow into a frog? Exploring life cycles with students can be a fascinating adventure. Begin by having students keep a scientific journal of observations and research based on...
Each One Teach One: Learning to Understand Electronic Games
MANY of us adults haven't played an electronic game since the days of Super Mario and Tetris. My how things have changed!I recall visiting my son, Zachary, at recess in the playground of his school, 12 years ago. He was 6 years old. There he was with...
Effective Use of Visual Learning Tools to Improve Student Learning. and More!
A WIDELY marketed cure for the "Shhhh!" syndrome, which has plagued school libraries for decades, is claiming its market share across the country. Libraries are being relabeled "Information Centers." Librarians are proudly promoting their title "Teacher-Librarian."...
Federated Searching: A Viable Alternative to Web Surfing!
WHEN conducting research or seeking information, students and teachers often use the Internet search engine Google. I frequently hear library media specialists in my classes bemoan the seemingly unending struggle to entice students and teachers to use...
GeoSafari Phonics Pad
GeoSafari Phonics PadCompany: Educational Insights, Inc., 18730 S. Wilmington Avenue, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220. Phone: 800/995-4436. Internet: http://www. eductionalinsights.com/Description: The GeoSafari Phonics Pad is a tablet-sized pad developed...
Hand-Held Peripherals: CompactFlash Devices
Hand-Held Peripherals: CompactFlash DevicesSome BackgroundCompactFlash devices are ultra-small devices designed with "flash" technology, a nonvolatile data-storage technology that doesn't require a battery or power source to retain the data. These devices...
Hand-Held Peripherals: iBIZ CF (CompactFlash) Radio Card
Hand-Held Peripherals: iBIZ CF (CompactFlash) Radio CardCompany: iBIZ Technology, 2238 W. Lone Cactus Dr., Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85027. Phone: 623/492-9200. Fax: 623/492-9921. E-mail: sales@ibizcorp. com. Internet: http://www.ibizpda.com/.Description:The...
Net Watch
NetNEWSWho's OnlineOnline activity has consistently grown over the past several years, while growth in the online population itself has slowed, according to a report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. There was almost no growth in the...
News Watch
NEWS of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12NEWSFuture Trends in TechnologyThe International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has released We're Getting Wired, We're Going Mobile, What's Next? Fresh Ideas for Educational Technology Planning,...
"One-Click Classrooms" Make It Easy for Teachers to Use Technology
In designing the scope for our Learning Unleashed project, a committee of faculty, administrators, and students decided that a key component should be the design of a classroom that made the use of an LCD projector easy and reliable."Learning Unleashed!"...
S-BIP Online: Student Behavior Intervention Planner
S-BIP Online: Student Behavior Intervention PlannerLocated online at http://www.curric assoc.com/SBIP/.Source: Curriculum Associates, Inc., 153 Rangeway Road, North Billerica, MA 01862. Phone: 800/225-0248. Fax: 800/366-1158. E-mail: cainfo@ curriculumassociates.com....
Survival in a Malware World
IT'S AN all-too-common scene in today's fragile online world of computing: Users bombarded with malware of all sorts. Malware, a term an Israeli virus researcher coined in 1990, refers to all the viruses, Trojans, and malicious code software designed...
The Many Faces of Collaboration
IT APPEARS that many media specialists are unnecessarily berating themselves these days because they think they aren't collaborating with classroom teachers enough. Even media specialists with good, vibrant, model programs criticize themselves because...
Title Watch
New Software and Electronic Media Titles for K-12Cross-CURRICULUMDestination Success builds on Riverdeep's Destination Reading and Destination Math programs to provide standards-based assessment, learning management, courseware, and professional development...
Tools to Use, Curricular, Administrative, and Otherwise
OK, we're getting practical here at MMIS! As I noted in prefacing the last 2003 issue of the "old" MULTIMEDIA SCHOOLS and then the first 2004 issue of the "new" MULTIMEDIA & INTERNET@SCHOOLS, we've honed our mission to heighten our focus on technology-based...
Weapons of Math Instruction
I DECIDED a while back to go on a math safari to find Web sites that appeared to be educational and fun to use, that had curricular relevance, and were fun to use, and that could be used by a novice and were fun to use. Oh did I forget to mention that...
Yearly ProgressPro: Math Skills
Yearly ProgressPro: Math SkillsLocated online at http://www.mh digitallearning.com/.Source: McGraw-Hill Education, Two Penn Plaza, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10121; Phone: 800/848-1567, ext. 4424; Internet: http://www. mheducation.com/.Access Fee: $6.90...