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. 1, January-February

Advocacy in Action: When Company Comes
IN recent months I've had numerous opportunities to visit media centers in other districts as we plan for media center renovations and program improvements at our senior high. Our visitation team included media specialists, board members, architects,...
A Look at ... Scanning into the Digital Age
THE first scanner I used was an Apple flatbed that weighed about 30 pounds, was 24 inches long by 14 inches wide, and cost around $1,400. It didn't perform as well as many of the $100 scanners do now and it definitely didn't include text recognition...
A Thousand Words: Promoting Teachers' Visual Literacy Skills: We Live in a Visual World. Images and Graphics Have Revolutionized the Way We Receive and Process Information, Both within and beyond the Classroom
As early as 1964, Marshall McLuhan spoke of the social evolution from "typographic" man, who relied on text as the primary means of information delivery to "graphics" man, (1) whose thoughts, beliefs, and values were forged by images. Within this "revolution,"...
Go! Motion
***** REPORT CARD Installation A Content/Features A Ease of Use A Product Support A Company: Vernier Software & Technology, 13979 S.W. Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97005; Phone: 888/837-6437; Fax: 503/277-2440 E-mail: info@vernier.com;...
Internet @ Schools East
Thursday, March 23 Virtual School Libraries and 21st-Century Service OPENING KEYNOTE 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Joyce Valenza, Librarian, Springfield Township High School, Rydal, PA If today's students are truly "born with the chip," today's school...
Library Media Specialists and the Future: A Conversation with Ken Haycock
KEN, some of us have to convince administrators of the importance of integrating information skills across the curriculum. Can you offer some wisdom from an administrator's perspective? I think we have a huge communication gap and librarians don't...
Microsoft Student 2006
**** REPORT CARD Installation A Content/Features A Ease of Use A Product Support A Company: Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052; Phone: 800/642-7676; Internet: http://www.microsoft.com/education/ or http://www.microsoft....
Mobilepresenter BT
***** REPORT CARD Installation A Content/Features A Ease of Use A Product Support A Company: Numonics Corporation, 101 Commerce Drive, Montgomeryville, PA 18936; Phone: 800/523-6716; E-mail: numonics@numonics. corn; Internet: http://www.numon...
P.E.T. Learning Styles Solution
**** REPORT CARD Installation A Content/Features A Ease of Use A Product Support A Company: Learning Station, 8008 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 210, Charlotte, NC 28226; Phone: 888/679-7058; Fax: 704/926-5401; http://www.learningstation.com/....
Professional Development, Goodbyes, and Hellos
It's a new year, with new challenges and new opportunities facing the school library media profession. In fact, we believe we'll start seeing those challenges and opportunities brought into sharp focus this January, as that's when ALA's Task Force...
Shaping Minds with Puzzles
From a very early age, children are fascinated with puzzles. Put a puzzle on the classroom table and students will gravitate to it. Why are puzzles so appealing? What value do they offer to the learning process? You will want to read Barbara White's...
Simple Questions, Difficult Answers
SADLY this is the last edition of my Learning Unleashed! column. The program at school has been up and running for nearly 5 months, and it continues to be an important part of our curriculum. In the interest of avoiding redundancy, however, I have...
The Standard Deviants School Teaching Systems
THE PRODUCT: Standard Deviants School Teaching Systems THE COMPANY: Goldhil Educational 5284 Adolfo Road Camarillo, CA 93012 Phone: 800/613-0368 Fax: 805/373-1603 Internet: www.Standard Deviants.tom/ www.GoldhilEducational.com/ The Standard...
Thinking about Phones: I Am Sure There Will Be Lots of New Opportunities When We Start to Integrate These Tools into Our Lives Instead of Keeping the Older Behavioral Models in Our Heads. and as the Network Gets Faster and Better over the Coming Few Years, We Are Only Bounded by Our Imaginations
WE used to place the phone in the front hall of our homes because the extra length of telephone wire cost more. Now we have mobile handsets that allow us to have the phone where we are. We used to wire the first "mobile" phones to our cars, now we...
You Can Get That National Board Certification
OK, you are fabulous. You know you are. You are the star juggler in your school circus act, juggling administrative responsibilities such as ordering books, repairing them, shelving them, and putting them in the hands of students and teachers; juggling...