Multimedia Schools

Multimedia Schools is a magazine specializing in Educational topics.

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 2, March-April

American Heritage: Lincoln and the Civil War
Company: Byron Preiss Multimedia Company, Inc., 24 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10010; Customer Services and Sales: 800/945-3155; Technical Support: 970/339-7137; http://www.byronpreiss.com Price: $40--Windows 3.1/Windows 95 (two titles, three...
Basic Internet Software Toolkit
by Larry Buchanan, Technology Coordinator Poudre School District Fort Collins, Colorado Once your school is connected to the Internet, a major undertaking is to get all your network workstations configured for Internet access. This is no small...
Camp Frog Hollow
Company: Don Johnston Incorporated, 1000 N. Rand Rd., Building 115, P.O. Box 639, Wauconda, IL 60084-0639; Sales and Customer Service: 800/999-4660 or djde@aol.com; Technical Support: 800/889-5242; www.donjohnston.com Price: $85--hybrid Macintosh/Windows...
Casting a Wider Net: Investing in "Distributed Learning"
by Christopher Dede, Guest Columnist George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia [Editor's note: This article is adapted from the author's chapter in the 1998 ASCD Yearbook, Learning with Technology.] One question many educators and taxpayers...
Children's Songbook: Songs from around the World
Company: Learn Technologies Interactive, 361 Broadway, Suite 600, New York City, NY 10013; Sales: 888/292-5584; Technical Support: 212-219-2522; www.learntech.com Price: $20--hybrid Macintosh/Windows 3.1/Windows 95 ISBN: 1-55940-705-0 Audience:...
"Cool" Weather Destinations?
BY LiNDA C. JOSEPH, LiBRARY MEDiA SPECiALiST COLUMBUS PUBLiC SCHOOLS COLUMBUS, OHiO [Editor's note: URLs for Web sites mentioned in this article appear in the sidebar on page 48.] When bees to distance wing their flight Days are warm...
DISCovering Biography
Company: Gale Research, 835 Penobscot Bldg., 645 Griswold St., Detroit, MI 48226-4094; Sales and Customer Service: 800/877-4253 Price: $500--Windows 3.1/Windows 95 networked annual subscription for 30 users; $20 for each additional user. ISBN:...
DVD (Digital Video Disc) for School Libraries?
by Peter Jacso, Guest Columnist Associate Professor Library and Information Science Program University of Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii Should school libraries and media centers hop on the DVD bandwagon? DVD--Digital Video Disc now known as...
Higher Score Guaranteed on the SAT and ACT & PSAT
Company: Kaplan Educational Centers, 888 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10106; Sales and Customer Service: 800/KAP-ITEM or 800/527-4836; http://www.kaplan.com Price: $30--hybrid Macintosh/Windows 3.1 regular edition; $50--hybrid deluxe edition; call...
Making the Most of the E-Rate for Your School
by Randy Gunter, Assistant Professor Instructional Systems University of Central Florida and Glenda A. Gunter, Assistant Professor Educational Technology University of Central Florida [Editor's Note: There have been (and will be more!)...
Mathkeys: Unlocking Fractions and Decimals 3-6
Company: This software is published by MECC, now part of The Learning Co., 6160 Summit Drive North, Minneapolis, MI 55430-4003; Customer Service: 612/569-1500; Technical Support: support@learningco.com, www.learningco.com, or through CompuServe at...
MathView
Company: Waterloo Maple Inc., 450 Phillip Street, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 5J2; Customer Service: 800/267-6583, info@maplesoft.com; Technical Support: 519/747-2505 or support@maplesoft.com; http://www.maplesoft.com Price: $99--hybrid Macintosh/Windows...
Mighty Math Cosmic Geometry
Company: Edmark, P. O. Box 97021, Redmond, WA 98073-9721; Sales: 800/362-2890, Fax: 206/556-8430; Technical Support: 206/556-8480, Fax: 206/556-8940; pctech@edmark.com, mac tech@edmark.com; Customer Service: 800/320-8377 or edmarkteam@edmark.com; http://www.edmark.com...
NetWatch ... Products and Technology for K-12
by Kathie Felix, News Editor NETNEWS E-Rate Info by Satellite PBS will present a teleconference titled "E-Rate: The Implementation" on March 26 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern time. The live satellite broadcast will feature panelists from the...
News of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12
by Kathie Felix, News Editor News of the latest products and technology for K-12 may be sent directly to Kathie Felix at P. O. Box 2444, Merrifield, VA 22116 or to kathiefelx@aol.com. NEWS FY 98 Education Technology Appropriations The FY...
One Day in the Life of Western High School: Our Goal Was to Establish a Library Media Center
by Nancy Jackson and John Bua, Library Media Specialists Western High School Fort Lauderdale, Florida It's 7:30 in the evening, and the telephone rings at Bill's home. It is a voice mail message from the principal to remind Bill's parents...
Powerful Solution: Powerbooks for All (Laptops in Schools)
by Vicki K. Walker, Director of Instructional Media M.S.D. Southwest Allen County Fort Wayne, Indiana Imagine a school district where every full-time teacher and administrator gets a laptop computer to use at school and at home. Now imagine...
Private Schools on the World Wide Web: ... Provide Information about Academic and Athletic Programs, Facilities, Staff, and Social Life
[Editor's note: URLs for sites mentioned in this article appear in the VOICES of the Web Honor Roll, page 80.] For private schools, having a Web presence is a matter of growing necessity rather than choice. Surveys reveal that the majority of current...
That's a Fact, Jack!
Company: Produced by Learn Television, distributed by Follett Software Company, 1391 Corporate Drive, McHenry, IL 60050-7041; Customer Service and Technical Support: 800/323-3397; Fax: 815/344-8774; http://tfj.fsc.follett.com Price: $349--Macintosh...
TitleWatch: New CD-ROM, Videodisc, and Software Titles for K-12
by Patricia Semple, Assistant Editor 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)...
Tools for Electronic Schools
by Jean Reese, Associate Director Education Library, Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee Consider the Reference Shelf a professional "how-to" resource. In each issue, we will take a critical view of materials that discuss how to introduce...
Wild Africa 2: Okavango, Chobe, Makgadikgadi (Wild Africa Series)
Company: Sumeria, 329 Bryant Street, Suite 3D, San Francisco CA 94107; Customer Service: 415/904-0800; Fax: 415/904-0888; htttp://www.sumeria.com Price: $50--hybrid Macintosh/Windows 95 ISBN: 1-57047-018-9 Audience: Reviewer recommends grade...