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. 13, No. 2, March-April

A Look at ... Digital Cameras, Visual Literacy, and the Xbox Generation
A brief discussion after Christmas vacation about the merits of the Xbox over the newer Xbox 360 illustrated a continuing and growing fact of teaching. I was talking with Corrie, a blonde fifth grader who looks like she should still be playing with...
Bookbinders: Fusing Technology, Image, and Literature: In My Works as an Elementary School Media Specialist, I Have Found That the More Fully I Integrate Literature, Visual Literacy, Technology, and Creative Problem Solving, the More Engaged My Students Become in Learning
AS any 10-year-old can tell you, it's not just about the book anymore. Today's litany of literacies--the "new" literacy--requires us to move beyond the printed page and to interpret meaning from the images and icons that are infused into every facet...
Collaboration beyond the Core
FROM video production with scavenged media to current digital video, there is a strong partnership between the industrial technology department and the media program in our middle school. Our partnership coincided with the changes in two programs:...
Flying High into the Sky with Math and Science
ESCAPE from the winter blahs and cabin fever. Transform your schoolyard into a launchpad. Experiment with aerodynamics, Newton's laws, and Bernoulli's principle. Then, have your students create geometric kites and sleek paper airplanes. Measure distances;...
Freedom on the Move, Continuing the March toward a More Perfect Union
Company: Discovery Communications, Inc., Bethesda, MD; Phone: 800/323-9084; Internet:http://www.discoveryschool.com/freedompreview/. This program was developed in partnership with Discovery Communications, the Faith and Politics Institute [http://www.faithandpolitics.org/],...
Gradebook2, Single-User Edition
Company: Excelsior Software, Inc., 960 37th Avenue Court, Greely, CO 80634; Phone: 800/473-4572; Internet: http://www.excelsiorsoftware. com/. Price: $80.00--Single user price. Audience: K-12 classroom teachers. Format: CD-ROM, Mac, or Win....
Helping Students Make the Jump to University Level Research
MANY students experience "library anxiety" when making the switch from high school to college. While school librarians do an excellent job teaching information literacy skills to their students, they may find themselves asking, "What other skills are...
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCT: Inspiration 8 THE COMPANY: Inspiration Software; Inc. Beaverton Hillsdale Highway Suite 102 Portland, OR 97225 Phone: 800/877-4292 Fax: 503/297-4676 Internet: www.inspiration.com/ Inspiration 8 updates the visual...
Learning Essentials for Microsoft Office
Company: Microsoft Corp., One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052; Phone: 800/642-7676; Internet: http://www.microsoft, com/education/or http://www.microsoft.com/education/ learningessentials.mspx/. Price: Learning Essentials is available at no cost...
Looking to the Future
ONE of the nicest surprises I had during the 2005 Christmas holiday season was an invitation from Editor David Hoffman to appear regularly in this publication. Writing a column is something I have wished to do for the last couple of years. Frequently,...
New Software and Electronic Media Titles for K-12
Language ARTS Read 180, the Enterprise Edition, updates the reading intervention program with a new teaching system and management tools. The program's rBook interactive text feature introduces students to essential skills and strategies in writing...
Sound and Light, or Belltones and Visual Literacy: Author Johanna Riddle Describes a Number of Projects That Can Serve as Examples to Help You with an Essential 21st Century Teaching Task
AS you read this, we are in the final preparations for our Internet@Schools East conference later this month in Washington, D.C. We're jazzed! Highlights include Joyce Valenza, who will open the conference Thursday, March 23, with a talk entitled Virtual...
ST Math
Company: MIND Institute, 1503 South Coast Drive, Suite 202, Costa Mesa, CA 92626; Phone: 888/751-5443, Fax: 714/751-5915; Internet: http://www.mindinstitute.net/. Price: The price covers the entire ST Math + Music program. ST Math is the new version...