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. 14, No. 2, March-April

A Look at ... Secondary-Level Software and Webware
TODAY, computer-related resources for secondary education include everything from exciting new software for video-editing tasks that weren't really possible in high schools 20 years ago to extraordinary subscription databases. In between can be found...
E-Scheduling
ARE you and your teachers using an online calendar to schedule classes in the media center and labs? Last fall, I posted an inquiry about e-scheduling on LM_NET (www.edu ref.org/lm_net/archive; Inquiry posted on Nov. 20, 2006). The responses were diverse,...
Featuritis Fever and Gizmo Flu!
WHILE mulling over my topic for this column, I kept hearing a song in my head, but with words pertaining to technology. It was Johnny Rivers singing "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu." Clearly this reveals my age and also may have something...
First in MATH
Located online:www.firstinmath.com. Company: Suntex International, Inc., 3311 Fox Hill Road, Easton, PA 18045. Phone: (800) 242-4542. Access Fee: $8 per student, 1-year subscription fee. Volume discount pricing is available. Six-month subscriptions...
Great Source Iwrite
Located online: www.greatsource .com/iwrite. Company: Great Source Education Group (a division of Houghton Mifflin Co.), P.O. Box 7050, Wilmington, MA 01887. Phone: (800) 289-4490 (Option 4); Email: through the online contact link. Access Fee:...
Healthy Choices
THE most recent numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that 17 percent of children and adolescents are overweight. Statistics show that one in five kids abuse prescription drugs. These are only two examples of the health...
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCT: GenevaLogic Vision Kits: Classroom Computer Management Software THE COMPANY: GenevaLogic 15725 SW Greystone Court, Suite 105 Beaverton, OR 97006 Phone: (866) 725-7833 Internet: www.GenevaLogic.com GenevaLogic offers three...
Library Resources: A Critical Component to Online Learning
Advancements in online education (commonly referred to as virtual learning) continue to sweep the nation, with ever-growing numbers of educational institutions endorsing the format as a viable alternative to the traditional brick-and-mortar classroom...
School Librarians Help Students Achieve: Here's the Evidence!
[Editor's Note: When we went looking for an author and expert to cover the theme Librarians and Assessment, we quickly found our way to Violet Harada of the University of Hawaii's Library and Information Science Program, whose considerable work in...
School Librarianship in the New Era
IT'S coming! Internet@Schools, along with Computers in Libraries, is next month--specifically April 16-17 in Arlington, Va. I talked in some detail about the conference last time in this space, so I won't do so again, except to point out two important...
Shooting Themselves in the Foot
SO, TIME magazine declared "you" the person of the year. Give yourself a pat on the back. Besides applying millions of Mylar mirrors to the cover of TIME, they received an enormous ripple effect of press attention from the choice and highlighted the...
Virtual History-Ancient Egypt
Company: Knowledge Matters, Inc., 85 Woodland Drive, Florence, MA 01062. Phone: (413) 587-9917; Fax: (413) 584-8485; Internet: www .knowledgematters.com. Price: $195--Five-user license. $395--Lab license. $595--Site license. Audience: Middle...
WebLessons
Located online: www.weblessons.com. Company: Learners Online, Inc., 3616 Maple Ave., Dallas, TX 75219. Phone: (800) 672-6988; Email: sup port@weblessons.com; Internet: www.learnersonline.com. Price: About $600 per teacher for an annual subscription....