MultiMedia Schools

Multimedia Schools is a magazine specializing in Educational topics.

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 3, May/June

Cavalcade of American History Revisited
[Editor's note: URLs mentioned in this article appear in the chart that follows on pp. 24-25] Last spring "Cavalcade of American History" appeared in the May/June issue of this magazine describing the American Memory collections of the Library of Congress....
Cheyenne Dog Soldiers: A Courageous Warrior History
Company: Metaphor Publishing, A Division of Toma & Associates, 1201 18th Street, Suite 210, Denver, CO 80202; 303/293-8353; Fax: 303/2971742; http://www.prototoma.com/ dogsoldier/. Price: $45.00-Institution price hybrid Macintosh/Windows 95/3.1 CD-ROM;...
Converting Goals to Achievements
What is called planning in many districts is actually knee-jerk reactions ... Converting goals to achievements is a considerable undertaking. We often underestimate the complexity of the task and therefore fall far short of our expectations. Almost 10...
International Youth Projects-Educating the Global Citizens and Leaders of Tomorrow
In each issue of MULTIMEDIA ScHooLS, the VOICES of the Web column highlights exemplary school Web sites that facilitate new communities of learners. Beginning with the September/October 1998 issue and continuing through the May/June 1999 issue, the themes...
Internet Search Engines Add Filters! but Do They Work?
These search engines for kids limit the listing of inappropriate sites by performing their search on a smaller, better reviewed set of sites. Recently I received a phone call from a media specialist in one of our schools who was very concerned about...
JumpStart Adventures 6th Grade: Mission EarthQuest
Company: Knowledge Adventure, 19840 Pioneer Avenue, Torrance, CA90503; 800/545-7677; Fax: 310/ 793-0601; Tech Support: 650/5265096; http://www.KnowledgeAdven ture.com/. Price: $20.00-single copy; $60.00teacher edition with two CD-ROMs and scripted lesson...
Knowing What IT's Worth
I'm on my way to a Town Hall meeting where techno-skeptics and techno-true believers will "debate" the merits of Information Technology, and the prospect makes me queasy. This isn't because I'm worried about who will win, but because deep down I know...
Landmark Documents in American History, Version 2.0
Company: Facts on File, 11 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10001; U.S.: 800/322-8755; 212/967-8800; Canada: 800/443-8323; Fax: 800/678-3633; techsupport@facstonfile.com; http:// www.factsonfile.com/. Price: $150.00-Windows and Macintosh versions; $700.00-5...
Mensa MindTeasers
Company: Voyager, 361 Broadway, Suite 600, New York, NY 10013; 212/334-2225; Fax: 212/334-1211; Phone Orders: 888/292-5584; Fax Orders: 802/864-9846; http:/www.voy ager.com. Technical Support: 800/5688944 or 212/219-2522; support@learn tech.com; http:/voyager.learntech.com/...
My City
Company: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited and I Choose Me Productions,120 Albany Ave., Toronto, MSR 3C4, Canada; U.S. orders: 800/3347344; Canada orders: 800/546-5758; Fax orders: 416/925-5903; mycity@ interlog.com; http://www.unicef-kids. org/mycity/. Price:...
Navigating the Sea of Information
Navigating the Sea of Information by the University of Pittsburgh. Media Inc., Box 496, Media, PA, 19063. 1998. 18 minutes. ISBN: 0-924580-94-1. VHS, $225 Sale; $50 Rent. This 18-minute video from the University of Pittsburgh tackles the question of...
NetWatch
News of the latest Net-related products and technology for K-12 moy be sent directly to Kathie Felix at P 0. Box 2444. Merrifield. VA 22116 or to kathiefelx@aol.com. NETNEWS Report: Internet Access in Public Schools The National Center for Educational...
NewsWatch
News of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12 News of the latest products and technology for K-12 may be sent directly to Kathie Felix at P 0. Box 2444, Merrifield, VA 22116 or to kathiefelx@aol.com. The Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF)...
Out and About
Out and About Company: Don Johnston, Inc.,1000 N. Rand Bldg.115, P.O. Box 639, Wauconda, IL 60084-0639; 800/999-4660; Fax: 847/526-4177; djde@aol.com; http://www.donjohnston.com/. Price: $36.00-Macintosh or Windows 95/3.1. $117.00 for a 5-computer site...
Take a Skills Snapshot: Employing Online Self-Assessments
In the summer of 1998, we were responsible for the technology component of a program for middle school students considered at risk of failing to meet the revised New York State Regents standards. The 1-month pilot "Summer Prep School" featured instruction...
Talkin' about a Revolution: Education and the Moral of the Amazon.com Story
There's a revolution going on today in America's schools, a revolution that we are simultaneously aware of yet consistently ignore. And despite what you're probably thinking, I'm not going to tell you about the Internet. We all know that the Internet...
Ten Stages of Working the Web for Education
This article marks my entry into the MULTIMEDIA SCHOOLS community. I appreciate the chance to share ideas on working the Web for education and look forward to developing a series of future columns that can help make the most of this powerful and diverse...
The Evolution of a Teacher
Barb was not always eager to integrate technology in her curriculum. . . Today, Barb is the teacher who encourages her team members to take advantage of the possibilities. Barb's thoughts for this column came to me via an e-mail attachment, a big step...
The Internet in Juvenile Fiction
School's almost out and it's time to think about summer reading. Actually, today, it's more than likely many kids think about computers and surfing the Web, chat rooms, and using e-mail. So with all the technoloy that abounds, how can you get young "cybersurfers"...
The Technology Coordinator: Curriculum Leader or Electronic Janitor?
This past summer I was faced with the option of continuing as the school district's technology coordinator or returning to the classroom. After 2 years as the school district's Technology Coordinator, I had come to realize that my expectations of the...
Using Database-Driven Web Pages for Your Courses
at 7:00 p.m. a student sits down to do homework. Using the computer, she accesses the Internet Web site for her physics course and gets tomorrow's assignment. Her father steps into the room and asks how she's doing in physics. She again accesses the...

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