Multimedia Schools

Multimedia Schools is a magazine specializing in Educational topics.

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 2, March

A Literacy Milestone for Mississippi Libraries
Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither will our nation's 21st century digital infrastructure. Gradually, however, it is taking shape. High-speed networks increasingly link schools, libraries, homes, and businesses all across this vast country. And...
All Set for Summer?
Summer Technology Academies for Staff I would like to think that after several years the need for "how-to" classes would diminish; however, new software, updated versions, and new staff keep these classes alive. It's March and time plan our district's...
American Women's History: An On-Line Encyclopedia
Located online at http://www.fofweb. com/Onfiles/Women/. Company: Facts On File, Inc., 11 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10001; Phone: 800/322-8755; Fax: 800/678-3633; http://www.factsonfile.com/. Access Fee: Begins at $299 per year. The price is related...
Beyond Drill and Practice: Managed Courseware and Electronic Portfolios
Many fifth grade students are like mine. They've been exposed to handfuls of educational software tools that are meant to influence learning and progress, but do so by means of drills and rote exercises. This is not to say repetition doesn't have a...
Clifford the Big Red Dog
WHAT IS A CONTINGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN? A Contingency Management Plan is an action plan to: insure efficient and effective day-to-day operation of a computer system and outline procedures for resumption of services when a disruption occurs. In...
From Promise to Practice: Enhancing Student Internet Learning
[Editor's note: The U.S. Congress' Web-Based Education Commission issued its report and recommendations for improving learning in the Web environment in late December. In this special feature, the Commission's project director, Kathleen Fulton, discusses...
How Does Your Garden Grow?
[Editor's note: URLs mentioned in this article appear in the chart that follows.] When is the perfect time to plan a schoolyard garden or habitat? As e.e. cummings wrote, "in Just--spring when the world is mud-luscious." Imagine watching butterflies...
Kidspiration
Company: Inspiration Software, Inc., 7412 S.W. Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, Portland, Oregon 97225; Phone: 800/877-4292; Fax: 503/297-4676; http://www.inspiration.com/. Price: $69 single copy price. Volume licenses are available. Audience: The...
Knowledge Networks in the Education Enterprise
The Web is transforming not only how students learn, but also how we, as educators, do our jobs. Online professional development, telementoring, collaborative curriculum design, data mining, and other network applications are changing our practice,...
LeapDesk
Company: LeapFrog SchoolHouse, 1400 65th Street, Suite 200, Emeryville, CA 94608-1071; 800/883-7430; http:// www.LeapFrogSchoolHouse.com/. Description: The LeapDesk, an important component of the Leap Into Literacy Center, is a plastic "desktop"...
LeapPad
Company: LeapFrog SchoolHouse, 1400 65th Street, Suite 200, Emeryville, CA 94608-1071; 800/883-7430; http:// www.LeapFrogSchoolHouse.com/. Description: The LeapPad, a part of the LeapFrog SchoolHouse Leap Into Literacy Center, is an electronic tool...
NetWatch
NET NEWS Web-Based Education Commission Findings Calling for "an immediate national focus to fulfill the Internet's promise to help transform learning and improve achievement," the Web-Based Education Commission released its final report to Congress...
New CD-ROM, Videodisc, and Software Titles for K-12
TitleWatch lists recently released educational software products that relate to the K-12 curriculum. This list is primarily but not exclusively comprised of CD-ROM products; other formats (diskettes, videodiscs, and videos) are noted in the text. Suggestions...
News of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12
NEWS e-Learning: A World-Class Education for All Children In the waning days of the Clinton administration, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley released a new national educational technology plan documenting progress made and outlining...
Our Task: Seizing the Opportunity
We are about to enter a new season, both physically and culturally. While the changes spring will bring are assured, the transition from a nation divided by partisanship into a nation united in common cause is less certain. However, as new leaders...
Physicus
Company: Tivola Publishing, North American Operations, 580 Broadway, New York, NY 10012; 877/848-6520; http://www.tivola.com/. Price: $30 Audience: Ages 10 - adult Format: CD-ROM: graphics, audio, text, English narration, music. REPORT...
"Re-Tooling Schooling"
Reflecting on rust-belt remnants in a silicon-quick world Introduction In the midst of a pneumonia-enforced convalescence this year, ongoing bed rest prompted a search of our bookshelves for a lightweight distraction that would be more pictorial...
Taking the "Total Cost of Ownership" Concept to the Classroom
When a school district decides to buy a new school bus, it's usually understood that some other line items in the budget will have to increase, too. The district will have to purchase more gasoline, allocate more for parts and maintenance, and hire...
TAPPiNG the Internet for Classroom Use
Information Literacy Skills Pave the Way In the past, teachers had difficulty finding additional information to supplement and complement the curriculum they were developing. The school, academic, and public libraries could only provide so much...
Wolf Recovery
Located online at http://www.ahain teractive.com/. Company: AHA! Interactive, 55 E. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60604; 312/362-6228; http://www. ahainteractive.com/. Access Fee: $49--Home. $129--Up to 30 students. $499--Up...
Word Explorer Deluxe
Company: DK Interactive Learning, 95 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016; Phone: 877/342-5357; Fax: 212/ 448-0217; http://www.dk.com/. Price: $20, two CD-ROM set (Mac/ Win hybrid). Audience: According to the publisher, the program is designed...