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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. 15, No. 3, May-June

A Look at ... Projects and Publishing
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] TEACHERS have been looking for alternatives to standard written book reports and other student reports for years, often combining them with art projects for more visual presentations. As computers have become more common and...
Are Textbooks Becoming Extinct? Welcome to the Age of the Wikitext!
The wikitext has the potential to become an integrating force that merges Web 2.0 tools for the betterment of education. By embedding audio, video, interactive tutorials, simulations, and edu-games, the students will have almost limitless depth on...
Copyright Is a Social World: The Application of Copyright Law to Social Networking Is Important for Libraries. This Article Looks at Several Situations Where Library Users May Use Popular Social Networking Sites and Confront Copyright Laws
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Just when you thought you understood how to fully integrate internet learning into your curriculum, Web 2.0 came along. What is Web 2.0? It consists of internet-hosted services that enable users to interact on the World Wide...
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCT HP 2133 Mini-Note PC THE COMPANY Hewlett-Packard Co. 3000 Hanover St. Palo Alto, CA 94304 Phone: (800) 888-3224 Internet: www.hp.com The HP 2133 Mini-Note PC is a full-functioned mini-notebook PC with pricing that...
Kidspiration 3
***** | REPORT CARD Installation A Content/Features A Ease of Use A Product Support A Company: Inspiration Software, Inc., 9400 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Suite 300, Beaverton, OR 97005. Phone: (800) 877-4292; Internet:...
Learn360
**** | REPORT CARD Installation A Content/Features A Ease of Use A Product Support A Company: School Specialty Media, 2 Skyline Drive, Hawthorn, NY 10532. Phone: (877) 279-4090; Internet: www.learn360.com. Price:...
Lexia Reading V5
***** | REPORT CARD Installation A Content/Features A Ease of Use A Product Support A Company: Lexia Learning Systems, Inc., 200 Baker Avenue Extension, Concord, MA01742. Phone: (800) 435-3942. Internet: www.lexialearning.com....
MIND Research Institute Algebra Readiness
***** | REPORT CARD Installation A Content/Features A Ease of Use A Product Support A Company: MIND Research Institute, 3631 S. Harbor Blvd., Suite 200, Santa Ana, CA 92704. Phone: (888) 751-5443; Internet:...
Storyboarding: Comics, Graphic Novels, and Engaging Learners
Storyboarding is an area where there is a lot of employment and a growing arena for the use of talent. It also uses the core skills we teach, such as creative writing and writing for purpose. It can allow visual learners to create and build skills...
Summer Excursions
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] HUNDREDS of vacation destinations beckon families to visit each year. From battlefields and hiking to hands-on fun such as panning for gold, there is an adventure for everyone. In the classroom, students can prepare for their...
The Real and the Virtual Intersecting Communities at the Library
The virtual community can often work in concert with face-to-face interaction such as discussions or programs the library might provide. Being able to offer both, especially to people of a generation comfortable with finding their friends and developing...
Web 2.0-It's Busting out All Over!
NOT surprisingly, I follow quite a number of bloggers, most focused in one way or another on the subjects of libraries, K-12 education, educational technology, or a mix of two or more of those themes. There's Andy Carvin, Will Richardson, Joyce Valenza,...
What's All This Noise about Twitter?
EARLY this past fall I got tired of hearing other people talk about Twitter and feeling left out. And I had been mentioning it as something new to the Web 2.0 world in presentations and with my students, but I felt a little hypocritical for doing so...
Working Retired: Part 1: Refocused and Recharged
Media specialists have useful and unique skill sets that can serve them well if they want to continue working when they leave their K-12 jobs. NEED help with personal or small business website hosting or development, Macintosh training, or video/DVD...