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. 11, No. 4, July-August

A Look at ... Smaller Projection Systems
the elementary school computer labs in our small rural school system were installed 7 or 8 years ago; we're still using the Epson Powerlite 5300 purchased for about $4,500. That's the only data projector in one building where I work, and one of two...
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Aol@school
Located online at http://www.aolat school.com/. Source: AOL@SCHOOL, 22070 Broderick Drive, Dulles, VA 20166; Phone: 888/339-0767; Internet: http://www. aol.com/. Access Fee: None. Available to students and teachers at no charge. The free software...
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Art Renaissance
TRANSFORM your classroom into a virtual art studio and museum. Have students create their masterpieces with free online drawing, painting, and sculpting tools. Then, invite parents to the school gallery where they can view their children's artwork....
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Down to the Wire-Selecting Brands, Selecting Participants
"Learning Unleashed!" is a new column this year in which I am chronicling the progress of a multi-faceted technology initiative at the Dwight-Englewood School, a private K-12 day school in Bergen County, New Jersey. In each column, I will focus on...
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GeoSafari Quiz Phone
Company: Educational Insights, Inc., 18730 S. Wilmington Avenue, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220; Phone: 800/ 995-4436; E-mail: service@edin.com; Internet: https://educationalinsights. com/index.html/. Description: The GeoSafari Quiz Phone is a self-contained...
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Impacting Student Achievement through Data-Driven Decision-Making
IN TODAY'S high-stakes accountability environment, educators of all stripes--administrators, counselors, teachers, curriculum coordinators, and others--need timely, accurate, and meaningful information at their desktop to make the best instructional...
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Impact/VERSO Library Automation System
Company: Auto-Graphics, Inc., 3201 Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768; Phone: 800/776-6939 or 909/595-7004; Internet: http://www4.autographics.com/. Price: Pricing varies. We implemented VERSO in seven school buildings for less than $10,000 and...
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National Geographic MapMachine
Located online at http://www.nat ionalgeographic/mapmachine/. Source: National Geographic Society, 1145 17th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036; Phone: 800/962-1643; Internet: http://www.nationalgeo graphic.com/ Access Fee: None. Audience:...
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NCLB and Media Programs
ATTEND conference, read a professional journal, or engage in a conversation with an educator and you are likely to bear mention of No Child Left Behind. What is the impact of NCLB on school media specialists and school media/technology programs? A...
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PLATO Learning Life Science
Company: PLATO Learning, Inc., 10801 Nesbitt Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55437; Phone: 800/447-5286; Internet: http:/www.plato.com/. Price: $300. Audience: Middle grades through adult learners; target skill level is grades 6-8. Format: Online...
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The Flexible Shape of Things to Come: Wearable Computers!
NOT so many years, ago I owned a PC that I could carry from one place to another. I hesitate to call it a laptop, as it was not something that I could put on my lap. It was more like luggage--roughly 2 feet by 1.5 feet by 2.5 feet, weighing about 40...
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The Heart of the Matter
THE COVER story for this issue does indeed go to the heart of the matter for us at MULTIMEDIA INTERNET @ SCHOOLS: core technology for our readership of school library media specialists. We've asked Professor Barbara Fiehn to bring you "The Voice of...
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The Voice of Users: Perspectives on School Library Automation
WHILE automation systems are not perfect, don't try taking them away from library media specialists! When surveyed on why automation is important to school libraries, several school library media specialists wondered why the question would even...
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Twenty Reasons for Teacher-Librarians to Love IM
INSTANT MESSAGING -- n.A service that alerts users when friends or colleagues are online and allows them to communicate with each other in real time through private online chat areas. With instant messaging, a user creates a list of other users with...
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