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. 3, May-June

Adventures in Online Teaching and Learning
"NUMBER, PLEASE." I've always been interested in distance communications. As a child I was fascinated when my mother chatted on the phone with the lady on the neighboring farm; I wanted to talk, too! Trips to town to place long-distance calls with...
A Look at ... Classroom & Building Presentation Systems
As a teacher nearing retirement, I can't help thinking about the methods we used to present information to classes some 30 thirty years ago--and marveling at what's available now. I really liked that first dry-erase white board! The opaque projector...
American History Online
Located online at http://www.factsonfile.com. Source: Facts on File, Inc., 132 West 31st Street, New York, NY 10001; Phone: 800/322-8755; Internet: http://www.factsonfile.com/. Access Fee: Annual subscription, pricing determined by full-time...
Here's to Your Students' Health: I Don't Believe Children Are Receiving a Proper Education on Many Health-Based Topics, and So I'd like to Explore with You What I Believe to Be a Wonderful Resource
I don't believe children are receiving a proper education on many health-related topics, and so I'd like to explore with you what I believe to be a wonderful resource. ********** SCHOOL heath programs have been around for a while, Some are state...
Internet@Schools East: Exploring the Cutting Edge, Shoring Up the Core: Despite the Squeeze on Schols and on Library Media Programs, There's Still a Hunger for Information on New Ways to Tap Technology to Improve Learning ... and the Job of the LMS
I've just returned from Washington, D.C., and our March Internet@Schools East conference, held each year with the Computers in Libraries conference. I was impressed by the energy and innovation the speakers exhibited. And I was heartened by the number...
Kinetic City: Mission to Vearth
Located online at http://www.kcmtv.com, http://www.kineticcity.com. Source: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1200 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005; Phone: 888/438-5272; E-mail: kcsuper@aaas.org; Internet: http://www.aaas.org....
Learn about ABCs and Letter Sounds
Company: Sunburst Technology, 101 Castleton Street. Pleasantville. NY 10570; Customer Service Phone: 800/ 321-7511; Technical Support Phone: 800/338-3457. ext. 2800; E-mail: service@nysunburst.com or support@nysunburst.com: Internet: http://www.sunburst.com/....
Meet Me at the Fair: The Trans-Mississippi International Exposition Showcased the Economic Progress of the West from the Mississippi to the Pacific
TRAVEL back prior to World War II to the heyday of fairs and expositions in America which awed millions of visitors with wondrous new inventions, exotic cultures, and amusements galore. Mingle with luminaries such as Helen Keller, Laura Ingalls Wilder,...
QuickMind.Net
Located online at http://www.quickmind.net/. Source: Sunburst Technology, 1550 Executive Drive, Elgin, IL 60123; Phone: 800/321-7511; Fax: 888/800-3028; E-mail: service@sunburst.com; Internet: http://www.sunburst.com/. Access Fee: $1,199--annual...
Sharing the Vision with Digital Photography
SEVERAL years ago, I entered my school media center with the goals of creating an environment that would cultivate lifelong love of learning and include everyone in the process. I wanted to keep students excited about learning, parents encouraged about...
Streaming Media: Video on Demand
"LAURA, do you have a video about Watergate? We had one in our department, but I just found out it was a teacher's personal tape and when she transferred last year, she took it with her." It is 7:24 a.m. and about 92 students here at Paint Branch...
Tablet PCs: Making Technology Available and Transparent
"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...
Thinking Reader
Company: Tom Snyder Productions, 80 Coolidge Hill Rd, Watertown, MA 02472; Phone: 800/342-0236; Fax: 800/304-1254; E-mail: ask@tomsnyder.com; Internet: http://www.tomsnyder.com. Price: $500 per title, License for 10 computers. Pricing is available...
Turning out Better Writers: Practice Makes Perfect, and Computer-Based Writing Makes for More Practice
Getting students practice writing, especially high school students, has never been easy. By this age, you will find the occasional student who is passionate about writing; however, most students think of writing as a real chore and do only what's necessary...
Visualizing Language: Using Technology Tools to Enhance Vocabulary
FOR the near-term future, the written word will be the standard way we search and explore the Web and the databases there. Now consider this. In a recent column in the Toronto Globe and Mail (January 6, 2004, p. A16), it was reported: Talking to...