Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

NEC Leonardo Got Leo?

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

NEC Leonardo Got Leo?

Article excerpt

Walk into any computer software center and you'll find yourself up to your neck in an ocean of attractively packaged programs that make a variety of promises. Some offer all the graphics you'll ever need, while others claim to be the ultimate in desktop publishing programs. Some claim to offer children all they need to be great readers, mathematicians or writers, but very few programs offer everything in one package, and those that claim to are often unwieldy and complicated. But Leonardo, a software program from NEC, offers everything from sophisticated presentation, desktop publishing and word processing capabilities to impressive educational applications.

At James Madison Elementary, a K-5 School in Madera, Calif., we have been pleasantly surprised to find out just how much Leonardo has to offer and how quickly it can be learned. With all of our classrooms wired for Internet access, Madison teachers have struggled for creative ways to tap into this resource. Leonardo, with its direct connection to the Internet, provides an excellent solution.

Sitting in a training session in the school's computer lab, teachers began to think of how they could use Leonardo in their classrooms. Leo's amazing animation capabilities and its ability to capture information from the Web or directly link to live Web sites generated some great discussion. …

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