Multimedia Schools

Multimedia Schools is a magazine specializing in Educational topics.

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 1, January-February

CCCnet
Company: Computer Curriculum Corporation, 1287 Lawrence Station Rd., Sunnyvale, CA 94089; Support: 800/455-7910; Fax: 408/745-0210 Price: Subscription $7.95/month, or $69/year for seven classes; site license and group discounts available. Audience:...
Columbia Granger's World Book of Poetry 1995
Company: Columbia University Press, 562 West 113th Street, New York, NY 10025; Sales: 800/944-8648; Fax: 800/944-1844; Technical Support: 800/767-7843 Price: $695--Hybrid DOS/Macintosh/Windows disc; includes unlimited LAN use within the same building...
Continental Divide: Teachers and Media Specialists
I am always amazed when I talk with teachers who are doing wonderful telecommunications projects with their students. These teachers are striking out on their own, fearless of the unknown, finding wonderful resources to use in science, math, language...
Decisions, Decisions: Building a Nation
Company: Tom Snyder Productions, 80 Coolidge Hill Road, Watertown, MA 02172-9718; 800/342-0236; Fax: 617/926-6222; America Online: TSP. Price: $150--Macintosh or Windows/MPC; $250--5-computer license; $350--10-computer license; $400--network version;...
DISCovering Authors (Version 2.0)
Company: Gale Research, P.O. Box 33477, Detroit, MI 48232; Sales: 800/877-GALE (4253); Technical Support: 800/457-4253 or 313/961-6021; http://www.gale.com Price: $600--DOS/Mac for each module of a single user six-module set, $400--each additional...
Dive to the Coral Reefs: A New England Aquarium Book (Multimedia Literature Series)
Company: Macmillan/McGraw-Hill School Division, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020; 800/678-2747 or 800/442-9685 Price: $100--Macintosh or Windows 3.1/Windows 95; lab packs and site licenses available. ISBN: 0-02-179098-1 (Macintosh);...
Electronic Portfolios Tell a Personal Story: An Electronic Portfolio Is a Concise, Annotated Collection of Student Work That Reflects Educational Standards
Last year when my wife and I went to the parent-teacher conference for our son, James, the teacher explained that James had earned a B in English and handed us a pile of his graded papers. This year at James' parent-teacher conference, James himself...
"High Fives" for U.S. High Schools: Web Sites That Sing!
In each issue of MULTIMEDIA SCHOOLS, VOICES OF THE WEB will highlight exemplary school Web sites that demonstrate exemplary content and how the Web promotes new communities of learners. Each issue will focus on different types of school Web sites--e.g.,...
Learn to Speak Spanish: The Complete Interactive Course
Company: The Learning Company, Foreign Language Division, 314 Erin Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919; Sales: 800/227-5609; Technical Support: 800/726-5087 Price: $109--Hybrid Macintosh/Windows 3.1/Windows 95 Audience: Recommended for grades 9-12 and...
Magic Applehouse
Company: Thomson Learning TOOLS, 5101 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227-1490; Sales: 800/354-9706; http://www.thomson.com/tltools.html Price: $65--Hybrid Macintosh/Windows 3.1/Windows 95; school version includes teacher's guide; $150--lab packs;...
Native Americans on CD-ROM: Two Approaches (500 Nations; American Indian)
microsoft's 500 Nations and The American Indian CD-ROMs differ greatly in style and scope. 500 Nations is graphic, colorful, depends on multimedia, but has little written text. This is not surprising since it is based on the 1995 CBS miniseries narrated...
On the Edge of a Digital World: A Community Network Impacts Education
With the Luminet network, Winona, Minnesota, is quickly becoming a cyber-community. Luminet is a fiber optic and data network linking education, local government, and community institutions (see Figure 1). Benefits to public and private K-12 education...
Reference Sources on the Web
[Editor's note: URLs for all Web sites mentioned in this article appear in the table that follows.] What's an aardvark? Where can I find a copy of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech? Who is the current leader of Peru? What...
Romeo and Juliet
Company: Sunburst Communications, 101 Castleton Street, P.O. Box 100, Pleasantville, NY 10570-9661; Sales: 800/321-7511 Price: $150--Macintosh school version includes two videos and teacher's guide; lab packs and site licenses available. ISBN:...
TesselMania! Deluxe CD
Company: MECC, 6160 Summit Drive North, Minneapolis, MN, 55430-4003; Sales and Technical Support: 800/685-6322; http:/www. mecc.com/ Price: $79--Hybrid Macintosh/Windows 3.1/Windows 95 school version; $189--lab packs ISBN: 0-7929-0908-9 Audience:...
Time Detectives for Hire
Company: Rand McNally, P.O. Box 1906, Skokie, IL 60076-8906; Sales and Technical Support: 800/678-7263; Fax: 800/934-3479 Price: $250--single user edition; site licenses available. Includes Teacher's Resource Binder and Bar Code Guide. Audience:...
Using Electronic Texts in the Classroom
[Editor's Note: While this article addresses using online electronic texts of Romeo and Juliet, readers will be interested to know there are several CD-ROM versions. Sunburst's Romeo and Juliet: Center Stage is reviewed on page 71, and Gale Research's...
UXL Biographies
Company: Gale Research, P.O. Box 33477, Detroit, MI 48232-9852; Sales: 800/877-GALE (4253); Technical Support: 800/457-4253 or 313/961-6021. Price: $325--DOS or Macintosh; networking versions also available. ISBN: 0-7876-0543-7 Audience: Producer...
When You're Up to Your Ears in Alligators ... : If We Are Going to Survive and Effectively Use Technology in Education ... We Need to Recognize the Predators among Us
Let's face it. While our jobs as media specialists are rewarding, when we are coping with technology, we often feel a little stressed. OK. Maybe a lot stressed. And, as the saying goes, when you're "up to your ears in alligators, there's only one thing...