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. 4, July-August

BenQ GPI Mini Projector
THE COMPANY BenQ America Corp. 15375 Barranca Parkway, Suite A205 Irvine, CA 92618 Phone: (866) 600-2367 Internet: www.benq.us The BenQ GP1 Mini Projector offers a vibrant image, lamp-free 3LED technology, and the ability to project...
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Early World of Learning
Company: World Book, Inc., 233 North Michigan Ave., Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60601. Phone: (800) 975-3250; Internet: www.worldbookonline.com. Price: Annual subscriptions begin at $199. Audience: Preschool through early elementary school students....
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Ebooks Part 2: Trends and Standards
A week doesn't go by without an announcement about new e-readers, new ebook stores, and new ebook apps for readers, phones, and devices. It's the Wild West all over again in the quiet world of publishing, schools, research, and information users. It's...
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E Is for Explosion: E-Readers, Etextbooks, Econtent, Elearning, E-Everything
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Social media and learning technology have been hot for some time now, but with the sudden proliferation of ebooks, e-readers, etextbooks, and interactive digital content, technology in education is approaching its flash point....
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E-Readers, Etextbooks, Econtent, Elearing, E-Everything
AS Stephen Abram, our trends-identifying Pipeline columnist, noted in our last issue, "The ebook juggernaut is moving along like a train with no brakes." Anticipating that fact last summer when we planned out the 2010 editorial calendar for Multimedia...
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Expanding the Power of Primary Sources: With Web 2.0
When inquisitive students use Web 2.0 tools in combination with primary sources, they are no longer just viewing, reading, or listening to digital primary sources--they are interacting with each other in new ways and creating new resources. WHEN...
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Security in a Web 2.0-Based Educational Environment: Issues and Answers-Part 2
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In Part 1 of this article, which appeared in the May/June issue, we looked at a range of safety and security issues affecting educators as we all strive to attain the vision enunciated at the beginning of that feature. That...
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Student Response Systems
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] STUDENT response systems (SRS), also called "clickers," are handheld devices that help teachers poll students during class sessions and tabulate the responses. This technology is the same (often with the same devices) as that...
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Study Island SAT/ Study Island ACT
Company: Archipelago Learning, 3400 Carlisle St., Suite 345, Dallas, TX 75204. Phone: (800) 419-3191; Internet: www.studyisland.com. Price: The cost begins at $25 per student for an annual subscription to Study Island SAT or Study Island ACT. Volume...
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The Etext in Action
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] TWO EXAMPLES EXAMPLE 1--AT LORAIN CITY SCHOOLS IN OHIO Twenty-five miles west of Cleveland in the Lake Erie port city of Lorain, Lorain City Schools is the 10th largest urban school district in the state of Ohio. Comprising...
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The Student Bullying and Violence Prevention Program
Company: PublicSchoolWORKS/ WORKS International, Inc., 2010 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208. Phone: (866) 724-6650; Internet: www.publicschoolworks.com. Price: The cost of an annual subscription begins at $1,000. For larger districts, the cost...
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Through the Computer Screen: On the Other Side of the Webinar
Well-planned webinars include a little something for everyone, with enough options to keep the attention of today's multitasking public. But not everyone is a fan of webinar delivery. There are plenty of strong opinions in the opposite camp. "And...
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What Teachers Know (and Don't Know) about Technology-And Does Anybody Know They Don't Know?
A column I wrote for the January/ February 2010 issue of MultiMedia & lnternet@Schools was called "What Kids Know (and Don't Know) About Technology." The gist of the article was that, while youngsters are confident using new devices and applications,...
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