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. 1, January-February

And Now for Something Different-But Not Completely!
DID you note the change when you saw the cover of this first 2004 issue? As I noted in our last issue, we've been reworking MULTIMEDIA SCHOOLS, including making an unobtrusive but significant name change. We're now MULTIMEDIA & INTERNET@SCHOOLS,...
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An LCD Projector Can Light Up Your Teaching Life
I ARRIVED an hour early at the newly opened Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts, where I was going to give a talk on "Emotions and Learning." I wanted to see this new campus. I must say that I was taken by the grandeur of the buildings...
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Aspire
Located online at http://www.aspire. com/. Source: Aspire Learning Corporation, 812 Huron Road, Suite 280, The Caxton Building, Cleveland, OH 44115; Phone: 888/335-3788; Fax: 216/619-2400; Internet: http://www. aspire.com/. Access fee: Varies...
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Blogging and RSS: The "What's It?" and "How To" of Powerful New Web Tools for Educators
THE INTERNET has long been valued by teachers and librarians as a powerful research and communications tool, and in the last 10 years, it has brought about a sea change in the way students find, manage, and use information. But the promise of the Web...
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Buying Digital Cameras
IT'S BECOME clear to most educators that the uses for digital photography in day-to-day teaching, learning, and assessment processes are limited only by the imagination of the users and the availability of the equipment. Daily photographs of a growing...
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Chronicling a Technology Initiative
FOR the past year and a half, I have written the MMS column "Making IT Work for Learning." In this column, I examined some of the institutional and pedagogical forces that shape instructional technology. Beginning with this issue of the new MMIS, my...
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Dell Inspiron 1100
Company: Dell Computer Corporation, One Dell Way, Round Rock, Texas 78682; Phone: 800/915-3355; Internet: http://www.dell.com/. Description: The Dell Inspiron 1100 notebook computer features the "moonlight silver and Venice blue" case found on the...
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From Musty Old Library to 21st-Century Program
CONTRARY to popular belief, musty libraries haven't disappeared; they are there, waiting for media specialists who love challenge and change. Perhaps you've been hired to upgrade a 1950s-era school library into a media center and program for the...
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Galeschools.Com
Located online at http://www.gale schools.com/. Source: The Thomson Corporation/ Gale, 27500 Drake Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48331; Phone: 800/877-4253; Fax: 800/414-5043; Internet: http://www.gale.com/. Access Fee: None. Audience: Grades...
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GeoSafari Talking Telescope
Company: Educational Insights, 18730 S. Wilmington, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220; Phone: 800/9954436; E-mail: service@edin.com; Internet: http://www.educational insights.com/. Description: The GeoSafari Talking Telescope (EI-8805) looks like a combination...
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In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCT netTrekker Available online THE COMPANY Thinkronize 15 Triangle Park Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45246 Phone: 877/517-1125 Fax: 513/731-1710 Internet: http://www.nettrekker.com/ http://www.thinkronize.com/ netTrekker, a...
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Math Destinations
MATHEMATICS is the study of the measurement, properties, and relationships of quantities and sets using numbers and symbols. It is also dazzling, magical, perplexing, challenging, cool, awesome, and fun. Research has shown that the more-abstract concepts...
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Max's Sandbox
Company: eWord Inc., 104 Fairmount Road East, Califon, NJ 07830; Phone: 908/439-2439; Internet: http://www. maxssandbox.com/. Price: $47--single home user; $68--two home users; $146---lab pack, five users; $266--lab pack, 10 users. Site/ network...
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No Librarians Left Behind: Preparing for Next-Generation Libraries (Part 2)
Editor's note: In the November/December 2003 issue of MULTIMEDIA SCHOOLS in the "DirectConnect space, Stephen Abram presented Part 1 of an informative essay on what he sees as important trends school library media specialists should be watching for....
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Preparing Students for Digital Living and Lifetime Learning
EDUCATIONAL initiatives that prepare students for 21st-century living must unite revolutionary teaching tools with an evolution in teaching methodologies. The Teaching and Learning Initiative we educators and administrators of the Henrico County (Virginia)...
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Why Teachers Hate Tech Training ... and What to Do about It
Editor's Note: Do you follow any library or technology listservs? I do. I find pearls of wisdom on them, and some great discussions of issues school library media specialists and technologists deal with. When I read Gall Combs' posting a while back...
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