Multimedia Schools

Multimedia Schools is a magazine specializing in Educational topics.

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 4, September

Apple PowerBook G4
Company: Apple, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014; Phone: 408/996-1010; Web: http://www.apple.com/. Description: The Apple PowerBook G4 is a PowerPC G4-based laptop computer featuring an 867 MHz processor, a 40-GB hard drive, and a 12-inch TFT...
BRIGANCE Online Screens Scoring Service
Located online at http://www.curricassoc.com/brigance/default.asp/ (for information) or http://www.curricassoc.com/brigance/screens/login.asp/ (for log-in). Source: Curriculum Associates, Inc., 153 Rangeway Road, North Billerica, MA 01862; Phone:...
Building an Online Reader's Advisory and Getting Good Reads
I think one of the most effective services that a school or public library could offer its patrons, students, and their parents is "reader's advisory" lists. But while online library databases are becoming more commonplace, the reader's advisory doesn't...
Connecting the Classroom and the Library: How One School Uses Web-Based Library Projects to Build Information-Literacy Skills
Those of us who work in school libraries have seen it before. At 10:15 the library fills Lip with students assigned a research project. The teacher gives the kids some basic instructions, tells them to keep the noise down, and then turns them loose....
Creating Your Tech Team
The ream can ease the workload of information system and technical support: staff, who quite likely should be spend less time on relatively minor issues (How come I can't print? and more time on keeping the infrastructure sound. Kim, an enthusiastic...
Hot Dog Stand: Top Dog
Company: Sunburst Technology, 101 Castleton Street, Suite 201, Pleasantville, NY 10570; Phone: 800/321-7511 or 914/747-3310; E-mail: service@nysunburst.com; Web: http://www.sunburst.com/. Price: $100--single copy price. $110--lab pack of 10. $700--school...
ILS Marketplace: School Libraries: From Computers in Libraries Magazine's Quarterly Series on Library Automation Markets: Your Guide to Vendor Product Facts and User Ratings
Editor's Note: Last June, my colleagues at Computers in Libraries magazine published the third in a four-part series of articles by library automation guru Pamela Cibbarelli. It seemed so well targeted to you, the school library media specialist and...
Internet Schools 2003: Special Conference Preview: November 2-3, 2003
Internet Librarian brings together all types of librarians and educators to discuss the future of the Internet in libraries and schools. The show, North America's largest technology conference and exhibition for librarians and information managers,...
Math FACTMASTER 2.0
Company: Curriculum Associates, Inc., 153 Rangeway Road, North Billerica, MA 01862; Phone: 800/225-0248; Fax: 800/366-1158; Web: http://www.curriculumassociates.com/. Price: $40--each copy, one-five programs. $35--each copy, 6-10 programs. $30--each...
Meeting the Needs of Students through the Library Media Center
Editor's Note: I heard Steve Wisely speak this past spring at a school library media specialists' symposium in Portland, Oregon, while I was attending the Northwest Council for Computers in Education Conference. It quickly became clear that he had...
Memorex ThumbDrive 128 MB
Company: Memorex Products, Inc., 10100 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 110, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670; Phone: 562/906-2800; Fax: 562/906-2848; Web: http://www.memorex.com/. Description: The Memorex ThumbDrive is an extremely portable, solid-state memory storage...
Navigating the Online Education Community: Using Web Technologies for Maximum Success
HOW CAN WE BEST LEVERAGE THE POWER OF THE WEB TO HELP OUR STUDENTS AND DISTRICTS SUCCEED? As more and more applications and services hit the marketplace, the technologies that educators need to evaluate for their schools and districts becomes more...
Revolutionary Viewpoints
[Editor's note: URLs mentioned in this article appear in the chart that follows on page 30.] April Morning by Howard Fast is on many core reading lists and addresses several of the standards in reading/language arts as well as social studies. My...
Technology, Algorithms, and the Creativity Conundrum
Educational theorists often distinguish between algorithmic thinking and creative thinking. Algorithmic thinking involves applying a formalized series of steps to solve a problem, while creative thinking usually refers to the genesis of a completely...
The Holocaust Education Project: A Media Specialist's Success Story in Online Resources Use, Staff Collaboration, and Community Outreach Remembrance
Editor's Note: There has been a lot of attention paid the past couple of years in schools to the development of classes about tolerance and social justice. In many States, such courses are even mandated. Author and media specialist Margaret Lincoln's...
The Power of Media Center Statistics: How to Get Them, What to Do with Them
No, they're not sexy, and yes, they can "lie." But when they're appropriately gathered and well presented, library. stats can help tell the real story of what goes on in your media center. "What a bother!" you say. "Why should I add to my lengthy to-do...
We Learn Together & Assessa: EyeCues Education Systems
Located online at http://www.WeLearnTogether.com and http://www.assessa.com Source: EyeCues Education Systems, Inc., 2802 Juan Street, Suite 27, San Diego, CA92110; Phone: 619/229-2255; E-mail: info@eyecues.com and sup port@eyecues.com; Web: http://www.eyecues.com/....