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. 6, November-December

A Look at ... the Podcasting Phenomenon
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE speed at which podcasting is spreading is phenomenal! This versatile technology is entering the educational arena almost as fast as it entered the technology mainstream a while ago. In case you've missed it, a podcast...
Celebrating Communicating: Email Is Still the Killer App
RECENTLY my university library science department had a meeting with a special group of supporters. Our advisory council, comprising faculty, invited alumni, and student representatives, met to discuss how to improve our program, to do a better job...
K-12 Reference Work: Learning to Not Answer Their Questions
THERE are many ways to teach information literacy--the formal classroom way, library visits, team and project-based methods, and more. No matter how you define "reference work" today, it likely involves the process of accessing print and electronic...
Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2008
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Online-Learning Communities: The Next Generation of Professional Development: Many Librarians and Technology Specialists Enroll in Online Courses to Provide Teachers with Fresh Ideas for Classroom Learning, to Lear New Instructional Strategies to Use in Their Work with Students, and to Collaborate with Other Educators to Improve Technology Integration
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Many librarians and technology specialists enroll in online courses to provide teachers with fresh ideas for classroom learning, to learn new instructional strategies to use in their work with students, and to collaborate...
Physics Is Phun!
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ENTER the wild world of physics, where appearances and logic are often turned upside down. Understanding the underlying concepts is essential for uncovering the magic of physics. It can be a thrilling adventure for students...
Preparing for the Future
AS I write this, the 3-week-long K12 Online 2007 Conference is in progress. This is the week of David Warlick's keynote address, "Inventing the New Boundaries," in which he examines just what it means now to be a student and/or a teacher. In case you...
Rapid Resources
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Start Editing Now! Classroom Workshop Edition
REPORT CARD ***** = Highly Recommended **** = Recommended *** = Good ** = OK in some cases * = Don't consider Company: Videocraft Workshop, 10869 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Phone: (480) 443-8669; Internet: www.videocraft...
The Product: Radiosophy HD 100
THE PRODUCT Radiosophy HD 100 THE COMPANY Radiosophy, LLC 215 Freedom Drive, Suite 100 North Sioux City, SD 57049 Phone: (877) 443-7234 Internet: www.radiosophy.com HD (hybrid digital) radio is one of the newest forms of broadcast technology...
The Technology P's
SOMETIMES our most successful teaching efforts are those teachable-moment lessons that arise unexpectedly to meet an immediate need. The "Technology P's lesson" is one of those. The immediate need? A 4th-grade boy had attempted to access an inappropriate...
Tool Factory Podcasting
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Virtually a New Way of Learning: Video Games and Simulations as Teaching Tools
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When they get home from school, children eagerly devour new information and concepts through the virtual environments of video games. In what I call a stealth-learning environment, children develop skills that connect and...