Technology & Learning

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 5, February

American Heritage Electronic Dictionary
American Heritage Electronic Dictionary The American Heritage Electronic Dictionary is a wonderfully functional addition to the hard-copy dictionary beside your computer. Its 116,000 entries include not only definitions, parts of speech, and pronunciation...
A Noteworthy Music Project
A Noteworthy Music Project When there are only 300 students in your whole school, you sometimes have trouble putting together a complete orchestra. Fortunately, instrumental music teacher Jeff Ingraham of Marrs Junior High School in Omaha, NE, has...
A Second Look at Apple's New Macs
A Second Look at Apple's New Macs One year ago the Macintosh was far from a leading player in the K-12 market. Yes, there were Macintosh labs scattered at high schools around the country; quite a few schools owned one or two dedicated Macs for specialized...
Beyond Videodiscs: Compact Discs in the Multimedia Classroom
Beyond Videodiscs: Compact Discs in the Multimedia Classroom Interative multimedia is the rage in educational technology these days. Most early examples that brought the benefits of multimedia to educators featured the laser videodisk--a 12-inch platter...
Breaking Down Classroom Walls: Distance Learning Comes of Age
Breaking Down Classroom Walls: Distance Learning Comes of Age Peer into a high school classroom in any of a hundred rural towns across the country and you'll see a handful of teenagers watching TV, talking on the phone, or matching wits with a computer....
Education and the Visual Arts
Education and the Visual Arts The resumes of Dr. David Baker, Dr. Joseph Reis, and curt Kass read like a who's who in art education. Baker is a Professor of Art and Head of Art Education at the University of Wisconsin, milwaukee; and is currently...
Estimation: Quick Solve I, II
Estimation: Quick Solve I, II Estimation: Quick Solve I and II use an amusing game show format (with "buzzers," time limits, and a show hostess named Ester Mation) to give students practice in estimating answers to mathematical problems. Quick Solve...
Eyes on the Future
Eyes on the Future Take a look into the computer lab at duPont Manual, the Magnet High School in Louisville, KY, and here's what you'll see: Some of the students are using Commodore Amigas to work on an art class assignment, converting paintings...
Hypercard 2.0 and the Educator HomeCard
HyperCard 2.0 and the Educator HomeCard Along with the introduction of its new Macintoshes, Apple has announed the availability of HyperCard 2.0, a newly updated version of its popular information management and programming tool. unlike the original...
ISTE's Vision: TEST - More Support for Technology-Using Educators
ISTE'S VISION: TEST--MOR SUPPORT FOR TECHNOLOGY-USING EDUCATORS According to a major project conducted by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and funded by a grant from IBM, students improve problem solving skills, outscore...
Lights, Cameras, Action!
Lights, Cameras, Action! Put a group of enthusiastic teenagers together with a radio station, a TV studio, a remote camera, and an Amiga computer and what have you got? It's Station WHBS, from Hill Vocational Center in Lansing, MI. Broadcast over...
Mixing Apples and Oranges: Teaching Your Computers to Talk to One Another
Mixing Apples and Oranges: Teaching Your Computers to Talk to One Another Excitement mixed with anxiety. Those are the feelings with which many teachers and administrators have greeted Apple's new Macintosh computers. Excitement because the Macintosh,...
Stained Glass and Quilt Patterns
Stained Glass and Quilt Patterns You wouldn't ordinarily think that a history lesson on Renaissance and Medieval art would lend itself to computer graphics applications. But according to art teacher Joan Kay at Poughkeepsie Day School in Poughkeepsie,...
States Actively Promote Technology Projects
STATES ACTIVELY PROMOTE TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS Across the country, state governments are recognizing the need to initiate, formalize, and support statewide educational technology programs. In our continuing coverage of these efforts, we bring you sneak...
The Story Tailor Library
The Story Tailor Library The Story Tailor Library comprises a "driver" program and a collection of story disks which together allow students to create books and stories that have been individualized with students' own names. Each story disk contains...
The String Quartet
The String Quartet Attention all music lovers, teachers, and students. Plug in your earphones, grab your mouse, and get ready to enjoy yourselves, because listening to music has become a whole new adventure with the combination of audio recordings...
Things That Go Bump on the Screen
Things That Go Bump on the Screen Joggers run past, their arms swinging and their legs pumping. Balloons float across a blue sky, rising gently against an invisible wind. Letters tumble and roll, twisting in space like puppets on a string. These...
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