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. 17, No. 3, May/June

A New Kind of Book Club
THERE'S a lot of speculation about the ultimate destiny of the printed word. The concept of publishing, long defined as the issue of printed matter, has surged to a new paradigm, thanks to ever-advancing technology and the connective power of Web 2.0...
Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital Camera
HARDWARECompany: Canon U. S.A., Inc., One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042. Phone: (800) 652-2666; internet: www.usa.canon.com.Description: The PowerShot SD1200 IS digital camera is the least expensive of Canon's ELPH series of pointand-shoot cameras....
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCTeLibrary ScienceTHE COMPANYProQuest, LLC789 E. Eisenhower ParkwayAnn Arbor, Ml 48106Phone:(800)521-0600Internet http://proqu.estk 1 2.comProQuest's eLibrary Science provides online science content, tools, videos, and manipulatives designed...
Lost Nation: The Ioway
GENERAL INTEREST SOFTWARE/WEBSITESCompany: Fourth Wall Films, P.O. Box 702, Moline, IL 61265. Phone: (309) 797-0544; internet: www.fourth wallfilms.com.Price: $25 - single DVD for home use; $200 - license for institutional and public use.Authence: Grade...
Safety, Security, and Access
LIBRARIAN'S and teachers in grades K- 12 as well as district- and state-level administrators and policymakers all agree that today's students need access to the online interactive and collaborative learning environments that are the new infrastructure...
School Town
Company: School Town, LLC, 1340 Shermer Road, Suite 270, Northbrook, IL 60062. Phone: (877) 7558696; internet: www.schooltown.net.Price: $60 per year per teacher. District and building pricing is available. A free 60-day trial is offered.Audience: K-...
Security in a Web 2.0-Based Educational Environment: Issues and Answers-Part 1
Trying to prepare students for their future and teach them about internet safety without Web 2.0 in schools is like trying to teach a child to swim without a swimming pool!A Combination of factors is currently leading schools to reassess how they are...
Subscription Websites
SUBSCRIPTION In web services for education offer a fascinating variety of products and approaches for teachers, parents, students, and school systems. Some services provide grade book and student information systems, others offer assessment and learning...
Thinking about Ebooks
THE ebook juggernaut is moving along like a train with no brakes, and it's raising so many issues. I thought it would be useful to put down my thoughts on the subject, how our users and learners will need to adapt, and how libraries and schools may need...
Tools for Learning: Safety, Security, and Access
Juliet's parents didn't want her to marry Romeo, but what can you do? Parents and educators have a natural inclination to protect and nurture the children and students that are our future. But here's an age-old question that must be applied to a new...
Weeding, from Alphabet Books to Zip Drives
IF you have been diligently weeding your media center, there may not be books full of dust bunnies or obsolete technology around. But for many media specialists, weeding is a continuing need and a frequent topic of inquiry in discussion groups such as...
Who Cares What Everybody Else Thinks? I Do!
WHO cares what everybody else thinks? This is a question often put to teens by adults trying to make the point that they should not be swayed by peer pressure. But I would have to answer the question with an emphatic, "I do!"I have been curious about...