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. 1, January/February

Advocacy in Action: When Company Comes
Be prepared! Have the information in your head and on paper so you're ready when the time comes. Anticipate questions, compile the basic information, and take it one step further by being prepared to share information visitors don't know they need to...
A LOOK AT . . . SCANNING into the Digital Age
THE first scanner I used was an Apple flatbed that weighed about 30 pounds, was 24 inches long by 14 inches wide, and cost around $1,400. It didn't perform as well as many of the $100 scanners do now and it definitely didn't include text recognition...
A Thousand Words: Promoting Teachers' Visual Literacy Skills
We live in a visual world. Images and graphics have revolutionized the way we receive and process information, both within and beyond the classroom.AS early as 1964, Marshall McLuhan spoke of the social evolution from "typographic" man, who relied on...
Go! Motion
GENERAL-INTEREST SOFTWARE/WEB SITESGo! MotionCompany: Vernier Software & Technology, 13979 S.W. Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97005; Phone: 888/837-6437; Fax: 503/277-2440; E-mail: info@vernier.com; Internet: http://www.vernier.com/.Price: $99-single...
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCT:Standard Deviants School Teaching SystemsTHE COMPANY:Goldhil Educational5284 Adolfo RoadCamarillo, CA 93012Phone: 800/613-0368Fax: 805/373-1603Internet: www.StandardDeviants.com/ www.GoldhilEducational.com/The Standard Deviants School Teaching...
LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALISTS and the FUTURE: A Conversation with Ken Haycock
Editor's Note: In our search for an article to address the theme LMSs and the Future, we found our way quickly to a timely book just published by Information Today, Inc.'s CyberAge Books. (Information Today is also the publisher of this magazine.) In...
Microsoft Student 2006
Microsoft Student 2006Company: Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052; Phone: 800/642-7676; Internet: http://www.microsoft.com/edu cation/ or http://www.microsoft. com/student/.Price: $69.95-single copy retail price. Volume discounts...
Mobilepresenter BT
HARDWAREMobilepresenter BTCompany: Numonics Corporation, 101 Commerce Drive, Montgomeryville, PA 18936; Phone: 800/523-6716; E-mail: numonics@numonics. com; Internet: http://www.numon ics.com/.Description: The Mobilepresenter BT is a Bluetooth (wireless)...
Net Watch
<NetNEWS>Teens as Content CreatorsHalf of all teens and 57 percent of teens who use the Internet could be considered content creators, according to a report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.The study found that teen bloggers, led...
News Watch
NEWS of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12NEWSFAS Convenes Summit on Educational GamesThe Federation of American Scientists (FAS) launched its first Summit on Educational Games in Washington, D.C.The I-day session brought together individuals...
P.E.T. Learning Styles Solution
P.E.T. Learning Styles SolutionCompany: Learning Station, 8008 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 210, Charlotte, NC 28226; Phone: 888/679-7058; Fax: 704/926-5401; http://www.learningstation.com/.Price: School-based pricing. $1,875 -school site, first year;...
Professional Development, Goodbyes, and Hellos
It's a new year, with new challenges and new opportunities facing the school library media profession.IT'S a new year, with new challenges and new opportunities facing the school library media profession. In fact, we believe we'll start seeing those...
Shaping Minds with Puzzles
From a very early age, children are fascinated with puzzles. Why are puzzles so appealing? What value do they offer to the learning process?FROM a very early age, children are fascinated with puzzles. Put a puzzle on the classroom table and students...
Simple Questions, Difficult Answers
When we began the research and development of Learning Unleashed!, we had some very simple guiding principles and goals. We wanted to devise an improved model of technology deployment by making technology more available, flexible, usable, and reliable.SADLY,...
Thinking about Phones
I am sure there will be lots of new opportunities when we start to integrate these tools into our lives instead of keeping the older behavioral models in our heads. And as the network gets faster and better over the coming few years, we are only bounded...
Title Watch
New Software and ElectronicMedia Titles for K-12Language ARTSRead Now with Power Up! for grades 4-8 integrates Renaissance Learning's Read Now reading intervention software with the reading curriculum from Steck-Vaughn's Power Up program. This research-based...
You Can Get That National Board Certification
OK, you ore fabulous. You know you are. You are the star juggler in your school circus act, juggling administrative responsibilities such as ordering books, repairing them, shelving them, and putting them in the hands of students and teachers; juggling...