Technology & Learning

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 3, October

Grants, Contest, Etc
Looking for funds to make an innovative technology project possible? Seeking recognition for outstanding teachers or students in your district? Here's the latest scoop on some great opportunities. Teachers of grades K-6 exhibiting exemplary skills...
Homework Helpers to the Rescue
Having trouble calculating the hypotenuse of a right triangle? Need a practice test to prep for tomorrow's geography quiz? Follow us. We'll lead you to some of the best online destinations for homework help. Anyone who's tried to answer a homework...
Maximizing Your Hardware Investment
What computer equipment to buy or accept and how long to keep it is a growing concern for schools and districts. Here, a veteran IT guy examines the issues and offers his personal tips for maximizing dollars and access for all. If you let the computer...
Now Playing in Schools: Digital Video
Never has it been this easy--or affordable--for educators and students to create professional-looking movies at their desktops. Read all about the tools that are making it possible. For years most teachers played videos in the classroom but never...
One Hamburger at a Time
How do you eat a whole cow? One hamburger at a time. That was a joke my daughter brought home from preschool a few years back, one that doubled her over with laughter every time she told it. It's been a while since those days of naps, plastic castles,...
Posting Student Work on the Web
The Internet can be a wonderful place to make your students' work accessible to parents, community members, and others. Here are a few ways to make Web publishing happen for you and your students, along with some tips and precautions. On your school's...
Scanning on the Cheap
Thought you couldn't afford a quality scanner for your school? Think again. Most scanners these days offer great image resolution and color quality at extremely affordable prices. That's good news for educators and students who have come to depend...
Software
Christmas comes early this year with Montparnasse Multimedia's The Secret World of Santa Claus: The Magical Night. Cartoon animation and karaoke Christmas cams join dozens of puzzles, brainteasers, templates for coloring, and a memory game. The Mac/PC...
Taking the Initiative: Three Ed Tech Programs
Over the spring and summer months, Technology & Learning editors took time out to visit three technology programs--one in Massachusetts and two in California. We went without agendas for the purpose of observing and learning, and what we found...
Trend Watch
Learn how voice technology is helping kids and educators get their points across, and how e-learning is already becoming part of the college tradition. Editor's note: It was just at press time that the horrific events of terrorism occurred. Below,...
Writing to Learn with Technology Tools
Word processors do more than teach keyboarding. Discover how this easy to use, low cost tool is helping to enhance student achievement. Educators today have identified an effective way to improve student achievement and foster higher order thinking....
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