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. 18, No. 1, January/February

Blackboard Mobile Learn
****REPORT CARDInstallation AContent/Features AEase of Use AProduct Support ACompany: Blackboard, Inc., 650 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20001-3796, (202) 4634860. www.blackboard.com/resources/mobile/mobile_learn_splash/desktop/k-12.html#androidPrice:...
Connected and Engaged!
Continuing proliferation of social learning platforms, mobile devices, and new apps ease students into real learning.Online. Blended. Mobile. 21st-century. Collaborative. Project-based. Any way you label it, learning is changing. After an initial explosion...
Happy New Year!
BUENOS dias, 2011! I am writing this in the Brownsville, Texas, airport where I got stranded due to heavy September rain. Right now, 2011 is not due for 3 more months. But I know that this article will show up in the first issue of the new year. Actually,...
How Google Works
ARE SEARCH ENGINES REALLY DUMB AND WHY SHOULD EDUCATORS CARE?Before the web and search engines, libraries and librarians were the best answer to students' question, Where do I find information about ...? Today, search engines, especially Google, rule.1Educators...
Learning Goes Mobile
It's a new year, and with our January/February 2011 issue, we're introducing our newly updated magazine, as Multimedia & Internet@Schools becomes simply InternetMSchools, reflecting our editorial attention to the ubiquitous role the internet is now...
Mobl21
* * * * [REPORT CARDInstallation AContent/Features AEase of Use AProduct Support ACompany: Emantras, Inc., Mobl21 USA, www.mobl21.com. Louis Stricoff, sales director, louis.stricoff® emantras.com (610) 449-5899Price: A free limited version is available,...
SCAN by TregoED
***** REPORT CARDInstallation AContent/Features AEase of Use AProduct Support ACompany: TregoED, 17 Research Road, Skillman, NJ 08558, (866) 268-3980, www.tregoed.org, email: info@Trego Ed.orgPrice: A subscription to SCAN for one to nine teachers is...
Science Power from World Book Classroom
*****[REPORT CARDInstallation AContent/Features AEase of Use AProduct Support ACompany: World Book, Inc., 233 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 729-5800, School sales: (U.S.) (800) 975-3250, (Canada) (800) 837-5365, www.worldbookonhne.com/training/science...
Ten Tactics That Underpin Strategy
I'VE been to a bunch of large conferences in the past month that were focused on the school library and teacher-librarians. These conferences included Internet® Schools West, the School Library Journal Leadership Summit, and the FAME: Florida Association...
The NEW Media Specialist
THIS column's new tide has prompted me to dunk about me skills that new media specialists need. As I did so, I first listed attributes such as resiliency, flexibility, and adaptability. Nothing new. Then I thought of a seminar I had attended not too...
When 'Birds of a Feather' Try Their Wings
I WAS circling the school parking lot when I saw a bumper sticker that read "Teachers are in a class of their own." Perhaps it was because I was on my way to talk with teachers in an innovative school located in a neighboring district, but the double-entendre...