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. 14, No. 6, November/December

Celebrating Communicating: Email Is Still the Killer App
For a means of reaching people and providing them with valuable information that can be saved for future reference, nothing beats email. ... Maybe that is just my opinion? Well, perhaps, but I did not evolve it in a vacuum.RECENTLY my university library...
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCTRadiosophy HD 100THE COMPANYRadiosophy, LLC215 Freedom Drive, Suite 100North Sioux City, SD 57049Phone: (877) 443-7234Internet: www.radiosophy.comHD (hybrid digital) radio is one of the newest forms of broadcast technology creeping over the...
K-12 Reference Work: Learning to NOT Answer Their Questions
Building citizens who can learn and inform themselves throughout their lives in a new century of predictable massive change is the Holy Grail of our era.THERE are many ways to teach information literacy-the formal classroom way, library visits, team...
Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2008
Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2008Company: Microsoft Corp., One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399. Phone: (800) 6427676; Internet:www.microsoft.com/ studentPrice: $49.95-single copy. Volume discounts are available for schools, colleges,...
Net Watch
<NetNEWS>NSBA Examines Internet UseNearly all students with online access-96 percent-use social networking technologies such as chatting, text messaging, blogging, and online communities such as Facebook, MySpace, and Webkinz, according to a new...
News Watch
NEWS of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12NEWSBest Practices for Data-Driven Decision MakingThe Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) released recommended best practices for beginning and implementing data-driven decision-making (DDD) programs...
Online-Learning Communities: The Next Generation of Professional Development
Many librarians and technology specialists enroll in online courses to provide teachers with fresh ideas for classroom learning, to learn new instructional strategies to use in their work with students, and to collaborate with other educators to improve...
Physics Is Phun!
Understanding the underlying concepts is essential for uncovering the magic of physics.ENTER the wild world of physics, where appearances and logic are often turned upside down. Understanding the underlying concepts is essential for uncovering the magic...
Preparing for the Future
Here in the pages of this issue of a good, old-fashioned, but highly serviceable print magazine are some features that can help you live up to the challenge of preparing yourself and your students for the future.AS I write this, the 3-week-long K12 Online...
Rapid Resources
Rapid ResourcesLocated online at: www.rapid resources.com.Company: International Learning Corp., 850 N. Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34994. Phone: (344) 343-5189; Internet: www.international learningcorporation.comPrice: $109 per user. For access to a...
START EDITING NOW! Classroom Workshop Edition
START EDITING NOW!Classroom Workshop EditionCompany: Videocraft Workshop, 10869 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Phone: (480) 443-8669; Internet: www.videocraftworkshop.com.Price: $129.95-single copy.Audience: Teachers and middle school or...
The Podcasting Phenomenon
A LOOK AT . . .THE speed at which podcasting is spreading is phenomenal! This versatile technology is entering the educational arena almost as fast as it entered the technology mainstream a while ago.In case you've missed it, a podcast is a digital media...
The Technology P's
Sometimes our most successful teaching efforts are those teachable-moment lessons that arise unexpectedly to meet an immediate need.The Technology P's lesson' is one of those.SOMETIMES our most successful teaching efforts are those teachable-moment lessons...
Title Watch
New Software and ElectronicMedia Titles for K-12SciENCEClassworks Science for students in grades 3-5 offers science instruction, scored activities, in-depth mini-lessons, and quizzes. The program covers key content standards for each grade level in the...
Tool Factory Podcasting
GENERAL INTEREST SOFTWARE/WEB SITESTool Factory PodcastingCompany: Tool Factory, Inc., 3336 Sunderland Hill Road, Sunderland, VT 05250. Phone: (800) 220-8386; Fax: (802) 375-6860; Internet: www.toolfactory.comPrice: $99-Single license, educational use;...
Virtually a New Way of Learning: Video Games AND Simulations AS TEACHING TOOLS
When they get home from school, children eagerly devour new information and concepts through the virtual environments of video games. In what I call a stealth-learning environment, children develop skills that connect and manipulate information in the...