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. 17, No. 5, September-October

21st-Century Learning in 2010: A Global Imperative
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] IN a world of change, do you have the skills and tools to keep up? When more than 17,500 future-minded educators converged in Denver last June for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) annual conference,...
Electronic Resources for Schools
REPORT CARD ***** = Highly Recommended **** = Recommended *** = Good ** = OK in some cases * = Don't consider This section provides concise, original reviews of new or important hardware, software, websites, and electronic media that relate to...
Four Competencies for a 21st-Century Education and How to Implement Them
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When President John Kennedy announced the Space Race nearly half a century ago, he was not just calling Americans to compete. The race was a policy direction that engaged stakeholders--from engineers and teachers to test pilots...
Getting Everyone Up-to-Speed
It is clearly one thing to plan to develop 21st-century learning strategies and goals, but another thing--a big leap, in fact--to demand that all teachers, students, librarians, and administrators be prepared with the skills needed to implement this...
How Sweet It Is: One Teen's Take on Classroom Management Software and the Future of School-to-Home Communication
IT wasn't too long ago that electronic grade books were a novel notion. Cutting-edge teachers demonstrated the record-keeping capacities of Microsoft Excel while lesser mortals gathered around admiringly ("How do you move that little cursor?"). Today,...
Online Tools for Research: Elementary and Middle School Style
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] One of the most challenging areas in education today is helping students navigate through the ever-increasing world of information. There are many estimates out there on how fast the internet is growing, but everyone agrees...
Tools and Techniques for 21st-Century Learning
The theme for this issue is 21st-Century Skills, with much of the content directed toward helping you with what you need to know and understand as you begin your duties at the start of the second decade of the 21st century. THE September/October...
Who Knows What about Technology?
SINCE the new year and the new decade of 2010 was ushered in with the usual hoopla in January, I began to wonder how educators are faring when it comes to using technology. My last year as a K-12 educator ended in May 2000, when I began my new profession...
Your Circle of Influence
"If we plant a garden on this campus, Bonnie has the last say; she has to maintain it." SCHOOL maintenance staff along with school secretaries always appear on lists of the key people a media specialist must get to know at the start of a career....