Technology & Learning

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 6, February

Accelerated Learning Laboratory: Transformation by Design
"We sat down and created our dream school," explains principal Carol Shilinsky about the 1991 birth of the Accelerated Learning Laboratory, a K-12 magnet school in Worcester, Massachusetts. Today, that vision--with staff, parents, students and community...
A Picture for Every Story
The latest imaging tools--from scanners to online photo archives--infuse affordable sophistication into school-grown multimedia. Image may not be everything, but in the worlds of multimedia and the Internet, there's not much else to talk about....
Breaking It Down: The Fractions Challenge
Comprehending and mastering fractions is essential for elementary students to move on to more advanced math shills. Four new software offerings help demystify this often-elusive concept. Teaching fractions is always a challenge for educators....
Digital Millennium Act Revises Copyright Legislation
On October 28, 1998, President Clinton signed into law the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The law's principal goal is to protect copyrighted works against technological measures that may unfairly exploit authors and publishers by allowing unauthorized...
Discoveryschool.Com
If you want to experience the Internet at its best, then the place to log on is discoveryschool.com The Internet is a great place to visit, and there is no question that it can be a teacher's dream. But the amount of stuff on the Net is astounding....
Grants, Contests, Etc
With shrinking school budgets and a growing awareness of the value of technology in the classroom, we've all wondered: Where will the money come from? How will innovative teachers receive the recognition and support they deserve? In this department,...
Images.Com
With the proliferation of Internet applications, there are more and more options for getting pictures online. Companies now offer image stations on the Web, sort of cyber photo labs where you can store or enhance your digital images, or download those...
In with the New, out with the Old at Apple
At the San Francisco Macworld show in January, Apple Computer rolled out new versions of its business-oriented G3 Power Mac and its consumer iMac series. As interim CEO, Steve Jobs (his business card reads "iCEO") remarked in his keynote address, the...
Justice by the People
Platforms and Unusual System Requirements: Macintosh nd Windows CD. Emphasis: U.S. legal system. Grade Level: 5-9. Publisher: Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates, 5307 E. Mockingbird Ln., Ste. 1060, Dallas, TX 75206; (800)...
Mcnair Middle School: Reinvented through Vision and Technology
"I've got to recalibrate my male GPS--that's Global Positioning System," jokes Cedric Dolman, as we take a third pass down the same Atlanta street in search of my hotel. "Got to be born here to understand what they mean by the corner of Peachtree and...
New Technology High School: Preparing Students for the Digital Age
Mention Napa, California, and most folks think of rolling hills, lush grape arbors, wine tastings and expensive B&Bs. Yet, in most ways, Napa is a typical agricultural/working class community with many students who speak a language other than English...
Reducing the Administrative Burden-In the Classroom and Beyond
An educational leader from Great Britain offers advice to administrators on both sides of Atlantic. New research, initiatives, reports--they're all very exciting, but they can also generate extra paperwork for the ordinary classroom teacher. Add...
Star Wars DroidWorks
Platforms and Unusual System Requirements: Macintosh and Windows CD. (32MB RAM and 34MB hard drive space recommended.) Emphasis: Problem solving; physical science. Grade Level: 5 and up. Publisher: Lucas Learning, P.O. Box 10667, San Rafael,...
Successful Approaches to Funding
Finding the money to make your educational technology plans a reality--that's the perpetual problem in schools across the nation. But solutions are out there, as these five districts demonstrate. Business partnerships, educational foundations and buying...
Surfing in Safety
The Internet may be the greatest boon to education since the chalkboard, but it also has its dangers. Here, we take a look at five of the newest network filtering options that can bring educators some peace of mind. Recently, while working as technology...
Two-in-One: Digital Camcorders
With the merging of the functions of digital cameras and video camcorders, a new hybrid, the digital camcorder, has emerged. The attraction for schools is obvious: Why buy a camcorder and a digital camera when one device will suffice? There are two...
Web Pictures Are a Snap
The photo-editing software bundled with digital cameras is easy to use. Connect your camera to a computer to touch up snapshots or connect it directly to a TV monitor for presentations without a PC. Digital cameras are ideal for kids because they offer...
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