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. 26, No. 5, December

AOL Gives Funding to 54 K-12 Schools
The AOL Foundation, America Online's philanthropic organization, has awarded grants of up to $7,500 designed to encourage innovative uses of technology in K-12 learning environments. Along with the grants, the 54 winning teams will receive technical...
Assistive Technology Helps Students Overcome Physical Limitations
Michael Phillips is a bright, articulate, 17-year-old who is physically challenged with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a neuromuscular disorder that attacks the nerves and the muscles they control. A congenital disease, SMA is degenerative, leaving...
Dell's Latitude Notebook Gets High Marks
When we first took delivery of Dell's Latitude CPi notebook PC we were impressed with its sleek looks, big 13.3-inch active matrix screen and relatively light weight for such a complete system (around six pounds). This model came with a 266MHz Pentium...
Digital Classrooms: Some Myths about Developing New Educational Programs Using the Internet
Each student's entering computer skills and proficiency level are assessed in a user-friendly atmosphere with service-oriented professional staff. Faculty have expressed growing interest in teaching via the Internet among university faculty members....
Distance Learning Brings the World to Students in Remote Areas
When the Kentucky legislature enacted the Education Reform Act of 1991, it had in mind to do whatever it took to improve learning throughout this 40,000 mile, 120-county state. What lawmakers could not have foreseen was the role to be played by a then-emerging...
DVD: What Does It Mean for Education?
DVD is a major step forward in optical disc technology. It can address technology needs that neither Laser Disc nor CD-ROM alone could fully meet. The latest buzz-word in disc technology these days is DVD. DVD technology was announced in 1995. As...
Encarta 99 Offers Revolutionary Interface
When we had the chance a few months ago to see a beta version of Microsoft's Encarta 99 we could hardly contain our enthusiasm. What a difference a thoroughly redesigned interface makes! Now not only does Encarta have excellent content, but the most...
Enterprise Wide Communications Improves Teaching and Learning in Manteno SD
Located deep in America's agricultural heartland, 60 miles south of Chicago, the Manteno School District offers an educational vision as boundless as the Midwestern plains. With the help of Lucent Technologies, district administrators, teachers and...
Focus on Language Software
It's been over a year since we last covered language software in a Focus On article. With that in mind, we present here some of the latest and most noteworthy titles to have been released. Studies show that children who are introduced to foreign...
Free Materials and Services
School personnel can now try out any of Dukane's Overhead Projectors, Visual Presenters or ImagePro LCD Data/Video Projectors in the classroom, free of charge, for 30 days. "We are excited about giving a month of hands-on experience before purchase...
Grants, Contests and Awards
Cabinet Welcomes Excellent Teachers Following a successful first year, Curriculum Associates will once again honor teachers who exhibit excellence in teaching practices with an appointment to The Excellence in Teaching Cabinet. Educators are asked...
Kent School District Creates a Cutting-Edge Information Exchange
In various achievement areas such as earned grades, grade point averages, academic histories and student assessment scores, Seagate Holos makes it possible to track and present information about student pogress from any school in the district. As...
Lake Breaks
Compaq Computer Corp. announces Compaq TechBuilder, a one-of-a-kind technology planning and assessment tool designed to help K-12 schools get the most out of their technology investments. With this Web-based tool, administrators can effectively assess...
Piloting Exercise Physiology in the Web-Based Environment
It is recommended that future distance learning instructions attend formal training workshops to prepare for a Web-based program In the summer of 1998, the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC)...
Playing to Learn: A Community Outreach Framework in Action
The game is an actual business simulation where the players set up and run their own dinosaur amusement park. Can fifth graders play to learn? Wake Forest University's Babcock Graduate School of Management, set out to find the answer to that question...
Safety First: Managing the Internet in School
With each passing year, the Internet proves to be an increasingly powerful educational resource, and the number of schools capitalizing on its value grows rapidly. Through the magic of the Internet, students nationwide, from kindergarten through college,...
Schools Have Their Computers, Now What?
Across the nation many schools are bombarded with technology: new computer labs, media retrieval systems, business partnership software programs, etc. Students are exposed to so many technological devices and information resources that one would think...
Technology Gives Disabled Students of All Ages a Brighter Future
"I've seen students with tears in their eyes over this computer system. It gives them a newfound capability to read books, magazines and homework assignments, without help from a professor or tutor," says Carol Manchester, disability specialist and...
Technology in the Trenches: Improving the Quality of Instruction
The colleges formed a partnership to develop a high technology instructional design software package and video course. An idea. A tool. A change. Improvement. Educators today are bombarded with new approaches to teaching and learning, but one thing...
The Cyber Sisters Club: Using the Internet to Bridge the Technology Gap with Inner City Girls
The disadvantage of the disconnected becomes a critical problem for our society as a whole. Strains of the Winnie the Pooh theme song mix with the Backstreet Boys' "We Got It Goin' On". In one corner, Yesenia waits impatiently for her photo of Leonardo...
Web TV Helps Meet the Challenges of Educating Migrant Students
Miami-Dade County, Florida has one of the largest migrant populations in the United States and is home for over four thousand migrant farm children. In a typical year, migrant workers travel the East Coast to Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia...
Windows 98 for Educators
Although Windows 98 did not receive the media hype Windows 95 enjoyed, this new version nevertheless deserves educators' attention. Windows 98 has some noteworthy features including extensive integration of Internet Explorer, the conversion of hard...
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