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. 12, No. 1, January-February

A Formula for Successful Technology Integration Must Include Curriculum
IN 2002, when I was assistant superintendent of Arizona's Scottsdale Unified School District, we set a goal: to ensure all students and staff are proficient in the use of technology to acquire and manage information, communication, time, and task....
African American Experiences: Window to the Past
AFRICAN American experiences during slavery are identified in the National History Standards under United States History, Era 2: Standard 3C, which states, "the student understands African life under slavery." A quick search of state standards reveals...
BrainPOP
Located online at http://www.brain pop.com/. Source: BrainPOP, P.O. Box 2000, Mount Kisco, NY 10549; Telephone: 212/689-9923; E mail: info@ brainpop.com; Fax: 212/447-5179; Internet: http://www.brainpop.com/. Access Fee: $134.95--annual subscription...
Colonial Williamsburg Primary Sources CD-ROM
Company: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; Phone: 800/761-8331; Internet: http://www.history. org/teach/; Pearson/Scott Foresman, Phone: 800/552-2259; Internet: http:// www.scottforesman.com/. Price: $40, Mac/Win...
Finishing Training, Starting the School Year
ONE of my biggest frustrations with the first two staff technology training sessions this past summer was the amount of time that was spent on direct instruction. I had hoped that most of our training time would consist of faculty working on projects...
How You Lead Depends on What You Read!
HOW you lead depends on what you read! Knowledge of best practices, current research, and useful ideas will help you do the following: * Plan and develop an effective school media/ technology program. * Be an effective, efficient, and credible...
IntelliTools Classroom Suite
THE PRODUCT: IntelliTools Classroom Suite THE COMPANY: IntelliTools, Inc. 1720 Corporate Circle Petaluma, CA 94954 Phone: 800/899-6687 Internet: http://www.intellitools.com/ The IntelliTools Classroom Suite includes three integrated...
Link Checking: A Path to Quality Web Sites
IN THE November/December 2004 issue of MultiMedia & Internet@Schools in her Media Center column, Mary Alice Anderson recommended adding links to Web sites that have reading lists. Noting that links are available on the Web, she said that, unfortunately,...
Neo by AlphaSmart
Company: AlphaSmart, Inc., 373 University Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95032; Phone: 888/274-0680; Internet: http://www.alphasmart.com/. Description: The Neo is a portable, lightweight, and inexpensive computer "companion" that looks like a keyboard with...
Pinpoint
Located online at http://www.sage brushcorp.com/. Source: Sagebrush, Inc., 3601 Minnesota Drive, Suite 550, Minneapolis, MN 55435; Phone: 800/328-2923; Fax: 952/656-2993; Internet: http:// www.sagebrushcorp.com/. Access Fee: Pricing covers all...
Science CSI (Concentrated Science Investigation)
Company: Vernier Software & Technology, 13979 S.W. Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97005; Phone: 888/ 837-6437; Fax: 503/277-2440; E-mail: info@vernier.com; Internet: http:// www.vernier.com/. Price: $1,049--Science CSI kit with microscope, probes,...
Subscription Web Sites
AS THE WEB continues to develop and faster Internet access becomes available to more individuals, the likelihood of Web-based programs replacing CD-ROMs is becoming more and more real. One of the sites examined for this article points out that its...
The Top Five Priorities for School Libraries and Their Districts
IT'S all about the student--or so we keep repeating. Let's think about what technologies really improve the learner experience. We now have some pretty good track records on some new technologies that make access simpler and, therefore, we hope, better....
Trends in the LMC: What School Librarians Can Expect ... and Aim For
Editor's Note: Since we wanted to start the new calendar year with a trends and expectations story from a school librarian's point of view, we turned to library media activist, writer, conference presenter, and school library "presence" Pare Nutt for...
Year Two of New Content, New Conferences ... and More
GREETINGS and welcome to the first "year 2" issue of MultiMedia & Internet@Schools. As I write, I've recently returned from the second school media and technology specialist conference I organized--Internet@Schools West 2004, which took place in...