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. 6, November-December

Checking out the iPad: A Pilot Project Tests the Hot New Tech Tool
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Just carry an iPad into a restaurant or a school library and see how much attention you get! It's a device everyone wants to get their hands on, touch, and play with. But it can't just be about the dazzle of the device. It...
Libraries Get Social-Social Media That Is!
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] It's the 21st century. Do you know where your library is? Where should it be? Everywhere our students are, for starters. There's a quiet--or not so quiet--shift happening in school libraries across America. The social media...
Looking Ahead, in the School Library and Beyond: In This Issue, We Take a Look at What's Happening in the World of School Librarians-Who Are an Important Component of Our Readership and Also the Information Technology Brokers for the Rest of That Readership!
IN the November/December issue of Multimedia & lnternet@Schools, we take one of our periodic looks at what's happening in the world of school librarians--you who are both an important component of our readership and who are in many ways the information...
P-Books vs. Ebooks: Are There Education Issues? for the First Time in My Professional Life, I See a Huge, Complex Debate about the Future of Learning, Libraries, and Content Involving More Stakeholders Than Ever before, Possibly in History
IN other columns this year, I have explored the nature of the ebook in school libraries. Looking back, I realized I hadn't actually discussed the pros and cons of the print and electronic formats for books in general. I also didn't exactly focus on...
Shmoop
Company: Shmoop, P.O. Box 70186 Sunnyvale, CA 94086. Online at: www.shmoop.com. Audience: Students and teachers, middle school through high school. Format: Web-based. System Requirements: High-speed internet. Description: Shmoop offers...
TimeMAPS
Company: Realityworks, Inc., 2709 Mondovi Road, P.O. Box 929, Eau Claire, WI 54702-0929; (800) 830-1416. Online at: www.realityworks.com or www.teachingpersonalfinance.com; Twitter: @RealityworksInc. Price: TimeMAPS is available to school...
What about Our Digital-Divide Have-Nots? the Purpose of This Article Is to Raise Consciousness about the Need for Kids Who Do Not Have the Wherewithal at Home to Explore Cyberspace at School. My Desire Is to Present a Very Real Problem and Share How Some Educators Are Trying to Alleviate It
I AM going back in my mind to an event that took place in the junior high school library where I worked for 15 years. It was during the mid-1990s. I had one computer hooked up to the internet with a modem that I carried back and forth from home every...
What's It like to Teach an Online Class? the Exponential Growth in Elearning Offers Rewarding Career Opportunities for School Media and Technology Specialists Wishing to Expand Their Own Professional Careers as Online Instructors
ONLINE education has become mainstream in higher education, with 25% of college students taking online courses. Adult learners typically prefer online to face-to-face courses because of the convenience and opportunity to take classes that are not available...