T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

T.H.E. Journal is an application of technology journal for educators and administrators in higher education, K-12 and industry training. Founded in 1973, it is published 11 months per year by T.H.E. Journal.T.H.E. Journal subjects include education, management and administration. The editor-in-chief is Katherine Grayson. The managing editor is Olivia LaBarre.

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 1, August

A High School for the Next Millennium: Clark Magnet High School
The idea for Clark Magnet High School in Glendale, Calif., came in May of 1997. A special High School Task Force was formed to identify strategies for relieving the overcrowded conditions at the District's three high schools. The Task Force, comprised...
A Major Catalyst for Increasing Learning
"If you can conceive of it, you can achieve it." (Kennedy Space Center, Florida) A rural Nebraska public school district adopted this philosophy when they applied for a three-year competitive Excellence in Education Grant in late 1995. The school...
Cutting Edge Voice and Data Infrastructure on a Single Network at McMurry University
Updating an older telephone and network infrastructure simultaneously can be an overwhelming experience, but it can also yield improved voice and data service. Located in Albiene, Texas, McMurry University accepted this challenge and now uses a single...
Enterprise Vision: Unleashing the Power of the Internet in the Education Enterprise
The headline of USA Today's April 26, 1999 Money section sums up the concern that is beginning to grip college and university leaders: "Failure to tangle with Web may Jeopardize CEOs." The story boldly state that "CEOs are endangered if they lack...
Epson
Epson's PhotoPC 750Z is an excellent digital camera for educators. Priced within most schools' budgets ($699), the 750Z lets you capture high-quality images that can be used to enhance school Web sites, lesson presentations, reports and more. Using...
Focus on Reference
Samuel Johnson once wrote, "Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it." In our era of expanding technology information is more valuable and more accessible than ever. With so much knowledge...
New Releases
Microsoft Offers Complimentary Educator Resource Microsoft's new Teaching and Learning with Microsoft CD-ROM packet is now available. For just the cost of shipping and handling ($4.95/$7.50 CDN), educators get two CDs with templates for teachers,...
Olympus
Seems that everybody from George Lucas to the average amateur photographer is talking about "digital photography" these days. With the arrival of the Olympus D-620L Digital Camera, we began to understand why. Versatile and easy to use, this camera...
Online Procurement Replaces Campus Computer Resale
Background In 1994, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology began a journey down the road of reengineering. MIT decided to redesign their administrative processes, which had become too complex and costly over the years. Institutional purchasing...
Satellite Technologies in the Classroom
In May of 1998, the Wireless Communications World was set on its ear as the Galaxy 4 communications satellite spun out of its intended orientation. The incident not only served to expose some of the vulnerabilities in our high-tech society, but just...
Short Takes
For teachers who are concerned about online safety, Electric School-House is offering a special Internet service. The service provides specialized tools and resources that enable teachers to customize guidelines for safe Internet travel by students....
Spreadsheets: A Rich Learning Experience
I have always been a fan of spreadsheets and have used them in my classroom, as well as for personal use. Using spreadsheets facilitates student understanding of mathematical concepts and can assist in achieving the NCTM standards, as well as address...
Spreadsheet Software Designed for Kids
The Cruncher 2.0 is a spreadsheet program designed for students in grades three and up. Fun animation, sounds and six well-designed tutorial lessons give elementary and middle school students a simple way to learn about using spreadsheets. Just...
SYS Performance AX-500P3 Pentium III PC
When we received SYS Technology s invitation to evaluate their 500MHz PC, P3-powered computer, we gladly accepted the offer. With Intel's recent ad campaign touting their new Pentium III chip's ability to open up the Internet and computing world for...
The Cost-Effective Multimedia Classroom
Multimedia has invaded the classroom. Presentation software such as PowerPoint has greatly enhanced the classroom environment. Even the electronic spreadsheet has proved to be an effective presentation device. In the contemporary classroom, the...
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