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. 18, No. 2, March/April

Committee of One Gets Things Done
WHICH cliché holds the greater truth: "Two heads are better than one" or "A committee of one gets things done"? If we are to heed today's most common admonitions, the first is preferred. Collaboration is a catchword these days. It is lauded in staff...
Design Concepts for the Next-Gen Media Center
QUESTIONS about the design of facilities abound in discussion groups. Will media centers as we know them be built 20 years from now? Will classroom and mobile technology trends make physical space irrelevant? Continuing and rapid changes in program staffing,...
Electronic Resources for Schools
This section provides concise, original reviews of new or important hardware, software, websites, and electronic media that relate to the K-1 2 curriculum. All reviews are written by practicing educators who, in most cases, have used the software in...
Out of the Box ... Media, Technology, and the Small School Initiative
THE "bigger is better" philosophy of schools made its appearance on the national horizon more than 50 years ago. America surged under post-World War II economy and opportunity. The GI Bill offered, for the first time, the option for higher educational...
Professional Development and the Web
This issue of Inter 'net@Schools is themed Professional Development and the Web, wherein we bring you tech-savvy K- 12 educators, administrators, and media and tech specialists, plus a magazineload of information on web-based offerings and resources...
The Hybrid Learning Community
A 21st-century Teaching and Reform ModelAs the federal and state governments continue to push for education reform, educators are introducing new instructional practices across grade levels, school departments, building sites, and entire districts. In...
Tools for Learning
THIRTY-THREE Excellent PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES for TeachersEducators looking for professional development resources on the web have it much different than they did a decade ago. In 2000, resources such as the how-to, video-rich Atomic Learning...
Trust, Credulity, and Search Engines Is Google Over?
SOME recent articles and blog postings are finally starting to challenge the Google search religion. I've provided a bunch of links for you in the webliography at the end of this column. The real issue is one of search engine spam and the serving up...