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. 14, No. 4, July-August

A Look at ... Writing Software and Webware in the Age of Social Computing
DESPITE the seeming difficulty of writing in school, large numbers of students are writing online. Research by the Pew Internet & American Life Project indicates that 73 percent of teens between 12 and 17 years of age use the Internet and, of those,...
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Celebrating Communicating: Online Support Groups
BACK in December it occurred to me to write several articles about the Internet and communication. Part of my decision came because there continue to be people who say that computer technology, including the Net, tends to isolate people. My own experience...
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Digital Cameras: Management Hassles, Curriculum Possibilities
CABLES, adapters, and memory cards disappear; batteries run low at inopportune times; and busy teachers quickly borrow a camera from another classroom "just for a second" to take advantage of a photo opp. Digital photographers excited about creating...
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E-News Updates
MANY organizations are distributing distributing free newsletters with timely articles and links to valuable resources. Joining a mailing list or RSS feed is easy and convenient, and it's a timesaver when you want the latest news about innovative technology...
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Finding, Creating, Using, and Understanding: Visual Content
IN midsummer each year, we create an editorial calendar for the upcoming year. Then we follow that editorial calendar in planning each issue of MultiMedia & Internet@Schools, ensuring that over the course of a year the 20 or so features we publish...
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HELP Math
Company: Discovery Education, in partnership with Digital Directions International, Inc., One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Phone: (800) 323-9084; Internet: www.discoveryeducation.com or www.helpprogram.net. Price: A variety of pricing...
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Holt World History: Human Legacy
THE PRODUCT: HOLT WORLD HISTORY: HUMAN LEGACY THE COMPANY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston 10801 N. Mopac Expressway Building 3 Austin, Texas 78759 Phone: (800) 479-9799 Internet: www.hrw.com Holt expands its high school social...
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I See, I Do: Persuasive Messages and Visual Literacy
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a few images can constitute a persuasive argument. Consider the impact of propaganda posters, of billboards, and of photojournalism. Creators of visual images leverage visual art principles to convey messages....
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K-12 Information Literacy: Preparing for the Dark Side: Hey Kid, Wanna Buy a Video Game? Hey You, Lookee over Here. I've Got Cheat Codes. Hey, Sucker, Why Not Just Buy Your Essay? Sign Up Here for a Free Mailing List
IT is essential that we teach information information literacy skills to our learners--and today, the younger the better. We are already getting good at teaching how to select great sources, directories, and indexes; full-text searching skills; advanced...
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Mashups and Other New or Improved Collaborative Social Software Tools
Blogs, wikis, social software, Web 2.0--it's not really about the technologies but about the method of collaboration between users that presents some of the more interesting advantages. For example, we are co-authoring this article in real time using...
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Radius Audio Learning System
Company: Learning Resources, Inc., 380 N. Fairway Drive, Vernon Hills, IL 60061. Phone: (800) 333-8281; Internet: www.learningresources.com or www.radiuslearning.com. Price: The Radius Audio Learning System is priced at $229.95. The Radius CD/Digital...
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Science Online
Located online at: www.fofweb.com/ subscription. Company: Facts On File, Inc., 132 W. 31st Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Phone: (800) 322-8755; Email: custserv@factsonfile.com; Internet: www.factsonfile.com. Price: $8 per student for...
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Take a Field Trip without Leaving the Classroom: Museums, Zoos, and Interactive Videoconferencing
Educational videoconferencing has come a long way over the years. It started out very slowly, and, in recent years, there has been a burst of interest on the part of museums and zoos in providing their educational programs via this medium Today,...
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