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. 6, November-December

American History Online
Company: Facts on File, Inc., 132 West 31st Street, 17th floor, New York, NY 10001; Phone: 800/ 322-8755; Internet: http://www. factsonfile.com/. **** |REPORT CARD Installations A Content/Features ...
Blue Zones: Quest for the True Fountain of Youth
Blue Zones: quest for the True Fountain of Youth Located online at http://www. bluezones.com. Source: Quest Network, Inc., 724 North First Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401; Phone: 612/252-1739; Fax: 612/338-9824; Internet: http://www.bluezones.com....
Caching in on GPS: Build a Foundation of Knowledge with Latitude and Longitude Concepts. Then, Read about GPS and Tap into Some Great Lessons
MAP trails, find treasure caches, and solve problems by using a Global Positing System (GPS) with your students. GPS technology is made possible by 24 U.S. military satellites orbiting Earth that transmit signals to a receiver. This data provides the...
Database News: What's There, and What's Coming Up, in the World of K-12 Content, Part 4
The use of electronic databases as research and curriculum learning tools by K-12 school classrooms continues to grow. In response to this trend, commercial vendors are increasingly releasing enhanced online versions of their print products and creating...
Encouraging Technophobes: Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks
ALL my life, I have been known as someone who most definitely does not have a green thumb. Plants entered my house or yard at their own risk. More often than not, I killed my leafy charges by neglect. Other than grass and trees, there were few growing...
It's in the Procedures Book: There Is No Better Time Than Now to Begin Compiling Your Media Center's Procedures Book; It Will Come in Very Handy
"NOW, where are the directions for setting up the projector?" Can you answer, "It's in the procedures book." Does your media center have an up-to-date and helpful policy and procedures book? Are your essential documents in one place so you can refer...
Library Automation in K-12: A 2006 Update, Part 2
LAST issue, in Part 1 of my library automation in K-12 update, I introduced some library automation vendors not previously covered in my articles from 2005--Book Systems, Inc.; LIBRARYSOFT; and Surpass Software--and brought you up-to-date on happenings...
School's in, and the Library Is at the Center-Part 2
COINCIDENTALLY, this November/December issue has turned out to be the issue of sequels, follow-ons, or, better put, "Part 2's." Last time in this space, "School's in, and the Library Is at the Center" was the subhead I used for my remarks that focused...
Some Tricks to Build Information Fluency-Part 2: Thousands of Sites Now Offer Tricks to Make Your MySpace Site Look Cooler ("Sick," Actually, If You Know the Lingo) or How to Add Neat New Features. Learn a Few. Just Search "Pimp Your Myspace" on Google and You'll See!
LAST time, in Part 1 of this bag of tricks to build information fluency, I discussed some forward-thinking teaching/learning ideas based on YouTube; photo sharing services such as Flickr, Picasa, and Riya; sites supporting the hobby of genealogy; blogging;...
Straight Curve Mathematics Series 2
Company: PLATO Learning, Inc., 10801 Nesbitt Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55437; Phone: 800/447-5286; Internet: http://www. plato.com. Price: $20 per student. Audience: Grades 3-5, students and teachers. ***** |REPORT CARD Installation ...
TeenBiz3000
TeenBiz3000 Company: Achieve3000, 1091 River Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701; Phone: 888/968-6822; E-mail: office@ achieve3000.com; Internet: http://www. achieve3000.com/. Price: The cost is based on the total enrollment in a school building. The...
Web 2.0 and Its Technologies for Collaborative Library Communication: This Article Will Provide an Introduction to Web 2.0 for Libraries and Will Attempt to Bring to Light a Few Notable, Free Web-Based Interactive Communication Tools That Can Help Librarians and Other Educators Seamlessly Access, Create, Organize, and Disseminate Information for Their Library, Themselves, Colleagues, and Friends
A mystifying or vague buzzword to many, Web 2.0 was made fashionable in late 2004 by O'Reilly Media, the foremost publisher of computer technology books and a leader in cutting edge online technology conferences. Simply put, Web 2.0 is shorthand for...
Web-Based Assessment
At our beginning of the school year in-service, I had to view an online blood-borne pathogens presentation that lasted about 30 minutes. I was given a sheet of instructions and told to use my classroom computer. I logged in using a school district...