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. 16, No. 4, July-August

Aha!Science
Company: Learning.com, 1620 S.W. Taylor St., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97205. Phone: (800) 580-4640; internet: www.learning.com. Price: Annual building-based subscriptions are priced at $1,500 (for as many as 250 students), $2,000 (for 251-500 students),...
Cloud Crowd: You Belong Whether You Know It or Not!
MY internal iPod is at it again, playing a song to accompany my thoughts. This time it is a medley of two songs, both old favorites. One is "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," and the other is "Uncloudy Day." Why these two? Clouds! I have been thinking...
Discovery Education Streaming Plus
Company: Discovery Education, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Phone: (800) 323-9084; internet: www.discoveryeducation.com. Price: An annual subscription for grades K-8 costs $2,600, and for grades 9-12 it costs $3,000. Audience:...
Epson DC-06 Document Camera
Company: Epson America, Inc., P.O. Box 93012, Long Beach, CA 90806. Phone: (800) 463-7766; internet: www.epson.com. Price: $399 Specifications: The DC-06 weighs approximately 2 lbs. The device is 3.0"x10.7"x2.6" when closed and 3.0"x10.7"x15"...
From Card-O-Log to Catablog
IN 1980, a computer programmer working for a local entrepreneur stopped by to ask if I would be interested in using an Apple II-based checkout system and online catalog. I couldn't quite imagine the online catalog, but we did go for the checkout system...
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCT JourneyEd Academic eStore Network THE COMPANY Journey Education Marketing, Inc. 13755 Hutton Drive, Suite 500 Dallas, TX 75234 Phone: (800) 874-9001 Internet: www.journeyed.com The JourneyEd Academic eStore Network...
Language Arts Resources
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] AS in nearly every other subject area, digital resources for language arts are changing and exploding into a dizzying array of materials. Reading programs have moved from relatively small remedial packages to complete curriculums...
Libraries for a Postliterate Society
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The fact is that people don't read anymore. --Steve Jobs Next time you wander an airplane's aisles, do a quick scan over the shoulders of your fellow passengers. What are they doing? If your observations are similar...
Online Professional Development 2009
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A new era in federal leadership is bringing increased attention to attracting and retaining talented classroom teachers. And for the first time in history, national leaders are providing resources to support and develop "human...
Planning for the Future-Yours, Your Library's, and Your Students'
To be sure you're pointed in the right direction as a library media specialist and that you're pointing your educator colleagues and your students in the right direction, you're constantly monitoring articles, blogs, websites, professional learning...
The Collaborator
COLLABORATION--sharing ideas, resources, information, skills, and perspectives--is a regular part of today's classroom instruction. But it hasn't always been that way. Collaboration first seeped into the American schoolscape in the 1970s, when some...
The Future of School Libraries: Can School Boards Get on Board? at the End of April 2009, the Ontario Public School Boards' Association Released a Discussion Paper. the Point of This Document Was for School Trustees to Engage the Public (and the Government) in My Province in a Meaningful, Focused Discussion about Classrooms of the 21st Century
If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it. --Albert Einstein IT'S clearly reinvention time. Every conference, seminar, meeting, and what have you is focused on trying to understand the maelstrom of change that surrounds...