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. 15, No. 2, March-April

A Look at ... Literacy and Writing Resources
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] AMONG the most fascinating developments in language arts technologies are those driven by programs often called "engines." This article takes a quick drive around the block to examine some of these engines, beginning with...
Bridging the Gap: Tools for Elearning
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Back in the fall of 1995, the ERIC Review devoted its entire issue to the K-12 Computing Network, covering such subjects as "Teaching Teachers to Use Telecomputing Tools," "Classrooms Online: How One Teacher Got Started,"...
Celebrating Communicating: Blogging Redux: As Part of My Aforementioned Survey, I Asked People to Name Their Favorite Blogs in Three Categories: Teacher, Librarian, and Educational Technology Blogs. If You Are Not Currently Following These, You Might Want to Visit Them and Add Them to Your Feeds
IN my previous column, titled "Celebrating Communicating: To Blog or Not to Blog?" I talked about the future of blogging and whether this particular communication tool was a bit passe, having been around for a while and now facing competition from...
DOMA-Diagnostic Online Math Assessment
Company: Curriculum Associates, 153 Rangeway Road, North Billerica, MA01862. Phone: (800) 225-0248; Internet: www.curriculum associates.com or www.cainc.com. Price: Group licenses for each version of the software (Basic Math Skills, Pre-Algebra)...
Evolver Pre-Algebra
Company: Tabula Digita, Inc., 1500 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY, 10036. Phone: (877) 682-2852; Internet: www.tabuladigita.com. Price: The Educator version of Evolver Singleplayer Pre-Algebra missions 1-5 is priced at a minimum of $149.50 (the...
Geocaching for Fun and Learning: Media Specialists Are Good at Making Curricular Connections, and the Curriculum Connections with Geocaching Are Easy to See
"WHEREVER the troops went, he was first." "East of Pennsylvania? But we are south of Pennsylvania." Suddenly, it clicked. "Not the avenue, but the state. The monument's pillars each represent a state." My geocaching partner's GPS brought us to the...
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCT Teacher One Stop THE COMPANY Holt McDougal, a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co. 10801 N. Mopac Expressway, Bldg. 3 Austin, TX 78759 Phone: (800) 225-5425 Internet: www.hrw.com The new Teacher One...
LabQuest
Company: Vernier Software & Technology, 13979 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton,OR 97005. Phone: (888) 837-6437; Internet: www.vernier.com. Price: $329--LabQuest, single unit. $449--LabQuest Elementary Science Starter Package (LabQuest unit, stainless...
Scaffolding the New Social Literacies: Despite the Likelihood I'll Encourage Some Slings and Arrows, in This Pipeline Column I Want to Highlight an Emerging, Important New Literacy-Online Social Literacy
OMG--On top of reading literacy and numeracy, civic literacy, and all the rest ... now we're hearing that schools must expand the teaching of information literacy, computer literacy, media literacy, critical literacy, health literacy, technacy (yes,...
Seeds of Change: Learning about Agricultural Practices, Economics, and the Importance of Farming Will Go a Long Way in Helping Students Understand One Aspect of Global Interdependence
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man. --George Washington HAVING grown up on a family farm, there is something endearing to me about those memories of free roaming chickens,...
The Columns That Support the Structure: MMIS Columnists Are as Pushy as Any of Our Feature Writers, Laying out Their Ideas, Opinions, and Knowledge for You Issue after Issue and Thereby Supporting the Mission of This Publication. So This Time, Let's See What They're Up To
WE hate to be pushy. It's kind of rude. But in fact, that's one of the missions of a technology publication ... to push--appropriately and convincingly--technology-based tactics, services, and resources that can help readers accomplish their own missions....
Widgets and Widgetry for Librarians
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Students can easily overlook websites that aren't filled with often changing content. Do you think you're too busy to devote time and effort to attract users to the great resources available on your library website? If you...
WordBuild Elements Level 1
Company: Dynamic Literacy, 908 East Jefferson St., Suite G1, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Phone: (888) 696-8597; Internet: www.dynamicliteracy.com. Price: WordBuild Elements Level 1 teacher materials, including one CD-ROM of teacher programs and a...