Multimedia Schools

Multimedia Schools is a magazine specializing in Educational topics.

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 3, May-June

911 Homework Help!
Picture this scene. A family is driving home from soccer practice when suddenly Jane remembers that she has an assignment due the next day that requires some research. The library is the logical place to begin, but it will be closing in a few minutes....
Classroom Today (Www.Classroom.Com)
Located online at http://www.class room.com/. Source: Classroom Connect, 1241 East Hillsdale Blvd., Suite 100, Foster City, CA 94404; Phone: 800/638-1639. Access Fee: $149--12-month subscription for a single classroom. Site and district licenses...
Creating Interactive Databases on the Internet
Your media center/information center should be the pivotal point for all information in your school. Is it? Your school Web site should provide data to the community, both within and outside the school. Does it? Collaboration among faculty as they...
DISCovering Authors
Company: The Gale Group, P.O. Box 9187, Farmington Hills, MI 48333; Phone: 800/877-GALE; Fax: 800/414-5043; http://www.galegroup.com/. Price: $800 for up to 30 users Audience: High school Format: CD-ROM: text, photos, timeline System Requirements:...
eMints - 21st Century Lewis & Clark
Director, K-12 Schools, MOREnet DESE Programs Like Lewis and Clark who in the 19th century searched the land and waters of Missouri for proof of life and history, education has had its share of explorers, all who searched for the way to reach the...
GeoSafari Talking Globe
Company: Educational Insights, 2206 Oakland Parkway, Columbia, TN 38401; Phone: 800/933-3277; Fax: 310/884-2013; http://www.Educational Insights.com/. Description: The GeoSafari Talking Globe is a 12-inch globe with enough memory in the base to...
I Spy Junior
Company: Scholastic Inc., 555 Broadway, New York, NY 10012; 800/724-4718; http://www.scholastic.com/. Price: $30--single user, Mac/Win Audience: ages 3-5 Format: CD-ROM: animation, sound, text, and graphics System Requirements: Windows:...
Is Your School Network Safe? How to Deal with New Threats Affecting School Networks
Introduction The recent spate of high profile incidents that have taken place on the Internet has brought us headlines such as "It's War: The Web Is Under Attack!" As a school technology director, media specialist, or teacher, we wonder "Will this...
Is Your Testing on the Level? Achievement Level Tests Drive Instruction to Success
"That's never going to happen! We can't do that!" That was how several teachers at Washington Elementary School responded to reading goals we set based on new state education reform laws and changes from our school board. It's a cry familiar to any...
Lionel Trains Presents: Trans-Con!
Company: Knowledge Adventure, 19840 Pioneer Avenue, Torrance, CA 90503; Phone: 800/542-4240; Fax: 310/793-0601; http://www.Knowledge Adventure.com/. Price: $30--Standard edition, Windows 98/95. $40--Centennial edition. (Note: The Centennial edition...
Logitech TrackMan Live!
Company: Logitech Inc., 6505 Kaiser Drive, Fremont, CA 94555; Sales: 510/ 795-8500 or 800/231-7717; Customer Support: 702/269-3457; http://www. LogiTech.com/. Description: TrackMan Live! is a cordless, hand-held trackball for Windows computers....
National Educational Technology Standards: Raising the Bar by Degrees
Why have technology standards for teachers? I visited a classroom not long ago to set up for a professional development session. The teacher directed me to a computer and said he would be right with me. I sat down next to a seventh grader who was...
New CD-ROM, Videodisc, and Software Titles for K-12
Title Watch 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....
Saying "Yes" Instead of "No": Promoting the Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia
Instructional & Information Support Services North Seattle Community College Copyright concerns have usually been a negative experience for most library/media specialists. It generally means saying "no" to the plans of well-intentioned teachers....
School-Wide, Multi-Disciplinary Portfolios
Accessing, processing, evaluating and communicating information make up a concept familiar to media specialists working to integrate information literacy in student learning. As a middle-level Minnesota State graduation standard, the concept acquires...
Science Court Explorations: Flight
Company: Tom Snyder Productions, 80 Coolidge Hill Road, Watertown, MA 02472; Phone: 800/342-0236; http:// www.tomsnyder.com/. Price: $80--single copy. $69 each--5 or more copies. $65 each--10 or more copies. $384--one set of the six Science Court...
Students as Technology Support Staff?
After reading Judy Shasek's article in the January issue of MMS entitled "Students as Technology Leaders: New Collaborations," I thought back to the time when I was a techno-kid in middle school and high school. Ike, JFK, and LBJ were presidents. It...
Teaching Internet Information Literacy: A Collaborative Approach Pt2
Free info. It's like having 1,000,000 encyclopedias, magazines, books, and televisions in one box[computer]. Student, grade 9, on why she likes the Internet In the March/April issue of MULTIMEDIA SCHOOLS, we presented findings from an action...
Technology's Harvest: Growing Students Who Know How to Think
The 23 years I spent in the science classroom at Greenwood Middle School were very enjoyable and productive. Now I proudly and strategically serve in the role of assistant director of technology for the district. Yet 2 years ago my colleagues, learning...
Working the Web for Education
"Are We There Yet?" You can't work in educational technology without regularly getting smacked by the skeptic's gauntlet: "Does technology improve student performance?" After years of pointing to isolated bits of research (which is how research...