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. 2, March/April

A Million Money Ideas
One of the first concepts young people learn is the value of money in everyday life.ONE of the first concepts young people learn is the value of money in everyday life. From their first allowance to the entrepreneurship of the lemonade stand, students...
Canvastic 1.1
GENERAL-INTEREST SOFTWARE/WEB SITESCanvastic 1.1Company: Canvastic, 12635 Flagg Dr., Lafayette, CO 80026; Phone: 303/359-9836; Fax: 303/942-3667; E-mail: sales@canvastic.com; Internet: http://www.canvastic.com/.Price: $69-single user, school license....
Cherry Hill Public Library's DIGITAL COMMUNITY CENTER-Reaching out to the Schools and Beyond
THE general public-our public library patrons-seems to have some strange perceptions of librarians. To many, we are an enigmatic bunch, as are our libraries. Going to one is a "necessary evil," like going to the dentist. People don't want to go ... but...
Conferences, Web Sites, and Virtual Libraries
Literacy, writing, math, and assessment in all its complexities seemed to be very hot, and we'll be publishing features covering those topics in upcoming issues.IT'S FEBRUARY, and the Florida Educational Technology Conference as well as ALA Midwinter...
DATABASE NEWS: What's There, and What's Coming Up, in the World of K-12 Content-Part 1
IF THEY aren't already in first place, electronic resources are quickly becoming the primary research tools used by educators and students in K-12 schools. Commercial vendors have long recognized this trend and, therefore, have introduced online versions...
EasyTech 4.0
EasyTech 4.0Located online at http://www.learning.com/.Source: Learning.com, 1440 NW Overton St., 2nd Floor, Portland, OR 97209; Phone: 800/580-4640 and 503/284-0100; Fax: 503/210-0351; E-mail: info@learning.com.Access Fee: $1,200-minimum subscription...
Holt Call to Freedom
MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL SOFTWARE/WEB SITESHolt Call to FreedomLocated online at http://www.hrw. com/.Source: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 10801 N. MoPac Expressway, Austin, TX 78759; Phone: 515/721-7811; Fax: 512/721-7833; Internet: http://wwwhrw.com/.Access...
Iditarod.com
Iditarod.comLocated online at http://www.idita rod.com/.Source: Iditarod Trail Committee, P.O. Box 870800, Wasilla, AK 99687; Phone: 907/376-5155;iditarod@iditarod.com.Access Fee: No fees required. Memberships to support the Iditarod event are available...
INTERNET@SCHOOLS East
March 17-18, 2005If you're a K-12 library media or technology specialist with information technology and the Internet on your mind, we've got another packed, practical, and forward-looking program for you this year. Join your colleagues and 20 speakers...
Kid's College
Kid's CollegeLocated online at http://www.learningthroughsports.com/.Source: Learning Through Sports, 33 Inverness Center Place, Suite LL110, Birmingham, AL 35242; Phone: 866/552-9192; Fax: 205/980-8409; Internet: http://www.learningthroughsports.com/.Access...
Net Watch
<Net NEWS>ALSC Creates Book List OnlineThe Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) of the American Library Association (ALA) has teamed with George Washington University's Center on Aging, Health & Humanities to develop a reading...
News Watch
NEWS of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12NEWSA New Golden AgeThe U.S. Department of Education released its national education technology plan in a report titled "Toward a New Golden Age in American Education: How the Internet, the Law, and...
Products for Language Arts Teachers
I'VE BEEN a reader and a book lover since a very young age, so becoming a high school English teacher, then a reading specialist, and finally a media specialist seemed like a natural progression for me. During this 35-year span, which has included watching...
The Role of E-Learning in the K-12 Space
THE continuing strategic quandary in the K-12 world is that so many needs must be met-those of learners, teachers, administration, and parents. Ironically, we are in an ambiguous period where the need for face-to-face learning and support is increasing...
Title Watch
New Software and ElectronicMedia Titles for K-12Cross-CURRICULUMWith Jeopardy! Link, teachers can download games directly from a PC or Mac onto a Classroom Jeopardy! game cartridge, using basic key commands. The Jeopardy! Link system includes a peripheral...
Virtual SCHOOL LIBRARIES-THE TIME IS NOW!
SCENARIO 1: Brandon realizes that his biology research project on genetics is due tomorrow. It is Sunday evening, 6 p.m. No problem! He logs on to the Internet, opens his Web browser, does a quick Google search on genetics, prints out information from...
Your Media Program's Web Presence: A Tool for Advocacy and Marketing
What can happen if you do more and use the Web site to showcase your school's media program to students, parents, and the community? The outreach potential is unlimited.LOOKING for a dynamic way to market and advocate for your school's media program?...
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