Multimedia & Internet@Schools

Consumer guide to high-tech school products. Includes purchasing recommendations, cost-saving tips, and technical advice. Written for and by K-12 school professionals.

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 1, January/February

A Formula for Successful TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION Must Include Curriculum
IN 2002, when I was assistant superintendent of Arizona's Scottsdale Unified School District, we set a goal: to ensure all students and staff are proficient in the use of technology to acquire and manage information, communication, time, and task. With...
African American Experiences: Window to the Past
Let's embark on a journey back in time using eyewitness accounts, diaries, newspaper articles, broadsides, engravings, and songs to help us understand the cultural landscape of the period.AFRICAN American experiences during slavery are identified in...
A Look at ... Subscription Web Sites
AS THE WEB continues to develop and faster Internet access becomes available to more individuals, the likelihood of Web-based programs replacing CD-ROMs is becoming more and more real. One of the sites examined for this article points out that its content...
BrainPOP
BrainPOPLocated online at http://www.bram pop.com/.Source: BrainPOP, P.O. Box 2000, Mount Kisco, NY 10549; Telephone: 212/689-9923; E mail: info® brainpop.com; Fax: 212/447-5179; Internet: http://www.brainpop.com/.Access Fee: $134.95-annual subscription...
Colonial Williamsburg Primary Sources CD-ROM
Company: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; Phone: 800/7618331; Internet: http://www.history. org/teach/; Pearson/Scott Foresman, Phone: 800/552-2259; Internet: http:// www.scottforesman.com/.Price: $40, Mac/Win...
Finishing Training, Starting the School Year
ONE of my biggest frustrations with the first two staff technology training sessions this past summer was the amount of time that was spent on direct instruction. I had hoped that most of our training time would consist of faculty working on projects...
How You Lead Depends on What You Read!
HOW you lead depends on what you read! Knowledge of best practices, current research, and useful ideas will help you do the following:* Plan and develop an effective school media/ technology program.* Be an effective, efficient, and credible communicator.*...
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCT:IntelliTools Classroom SuiteTHE COMRANY:IntelliTools, Inc.1720 Corporate CirclePetaluma, CA 94954Phone: 800/899-6687Internet: http://www.intellitools.com/The IntelliTools Classroom Suite includes three integrated software programs-IntelliPics...
LINK CHECKING: A Path to Quality Web Sites
IN THE November/December 2004 issue of MultiMedia & Internet@Schools in her Media Center column, Mary Alice Anderson recommended adding links to Web sites that have reading lists. Noting that links are available on the Web, she said that, unfortunately,...
Neo by AlphaSmart
Company: AlphaSmart, Inc., 373 University Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95032; Phone: 888/274-0680; Internet: http://www.alphasmart.com/.Description: The Neo is a portable, lightweight, and inexpensive computer "companion" that looks like a keyboard with a small...
Net Watch
<NetNEWS>Online Grading Finds SAT Essays Need WorkMost of the 14,500 practice SAT essays received online by the Princeton Review for its free LiveGrader launch received lackluster scores, earning between 6 and 8 points out of a possible 12. A score...
News Watch
NEWS of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12NEWSSchool Libraries Work!Students score higher on standardized tests across all grade levels, regardless of socioeconomic or educational levels, when school libraries contain strong collections, act...
Pinpoint
PinpointLocated online at http://www.sage brushcorp.com/.Source: Sagebrush, Inc., 3601 Minnesota Drive, Suite 550, Minneapolis, MN 55435; Phone: 800/328-2923; Fax: 952/656-2993; Internet: http:// www.sagebrushcorp.com/.Access Fee: Pricing covers all...
Science CSI (Concentrated Science Investigation)
Company: Vernier Software & Technology, 13979 S.W. Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97005; Phone: 888/ 837-6437; Fax: 503/277-2440; E-mail: infb@vernier.com; Internet: http:// www.vernier.com/.Price: $1,049-Science CSI kit with microscope, probes, and...
The Top Five Priorities for School Libraries and Their Districts
Hurdles to access exist in both the physical and virtual worlds. Requiring a PC or specific browser sets a hurdle in in the virtual environment.IT'S all about the student-or so we keep repeating. Let's think about what technologies really improve the...
Title Watch
New Software and ElectronicMedia Titles for K-12LanguageiExprésate! 2006 uses multisensory learning techniques to teach Spanish while connecting students to Spanish-speaking countries, their arts, culture, and people. Students experience life through...
TRENDS in the LMC: What School Librarians Can Expect ... and Aim For
Editor's Note: Since we wanted to start the new calendar year with a trends and expectations story from a school librarian's point of view, we turned to library media activist, writer, conference presenter, and school library "presence" Pam Nutt for...
Year Two of New Content, New Conferences ... and More
... the aim of both the revamped and renamed magazine and conferences is to keep LMSs and technology specialists current in the use of technology in the service of learning....GREETINGS and welcome to the first "year 2" issue of MultiMedia & Internet@Schools....
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