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. 15, No. 5, September/October

Adapting Social Networking: TO ADDRESS 21ST-CENTURY SKILLS
From using Twitter to encourage short story writing to utilizing Delicious to organize professional development tips and favorite articles, the number of social networking tools and websites is increasing exponentially. We know educators use these 21st-century...
A LOOK AT ... Document Cameras
DOCUMENT In I cameras - sometimes called visual presenters - are among the most exciting current technologies available to assist teachers in presenting formal or informal lessons. These devices can take the place of overhead projectors. They offer an...
Animation-Ish (Classroom Edition)
Animation-ish (Classroom Edition)Company: FableVision Educational Publishing, 16 School St., Dedham, MA 02026. Phone: (888) 240-3734; Internet: www.fablevision.com.Price: $59.95 - single copy price, CD-ROM or download. Volume discounts are available.Audience:...
Bamboo Fun Pen Tablet
Bamboo Fun Pen TabletCompany: Wacom Technology Corp., 1311 SE Cardinal Court, Vancouver, WA98683. Phone: (360) 896-9833; Internet: www.wacom.com.Price: The small Bamboo Fun Pen Tablet retails for $99, or $79 without the software DVD. The medium Bamboo...
Campaign 2008
A lot has changed since our first president, George Washington, took the oath of office, including the lightning-fast way information is disseminated.What would John Adams and Thomas Jefferson think about the presidential election process today? Instead...
Engaging the Reader ... and the Learner
It strikes me that we've been packing recent issues of MMIS with articles on 'this 2.0 stuff,' always with the sense that they're current and useful. But Stephen's statement crystallizes, for me at least, why this is the case.Jump ahead right now to...
From Makeshift to Wow: Our New Media Centers
In this column, we'll look at features that enhance the functionality and educational environment of the very long overdue new library media facilities that have recently opened in our school district.STUDENTS in our district are benefiting from new...
I'm Mad and I'm Not Gonna Take It Anymore!
In many cases, state standards call for online collaboration that is hindered by overly restrictive filters. Thus, schools are working in environments that keep them from achieving their own goals. This self-defeating impasse should be overcome."I'M...
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCTISTE Classroom Observation Tool (ICOT)THE COMPANYThe International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)180 W. 8th Ave., Suite 300Eugene, OR 97401Phone: (800) 336-5191Internet: www.iste.orgThe ISTE Classroom Observation Tool (ICOT) is...
Net Watch
Net NEWS >AASL Study Shows Schools Accept Social NetworkingThe preliminary results from an American Association of School Librarians (AASL) study indicate that elementary, middle, and high schools are beginning to treat social networking tools as...
News Watch
NEWS of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12NEWSVision K-20The Software & Information Industry Association (SNA) Education Division announced the results of its Vision K-20 Pilot survey. Highlights from the study show that the greatest progress...
NXT Sensor Adapter for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT
NXT Sensor Adapter for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXTCompany: Vernier Software & Technology, 13979 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97005; Phone: (888) 837-6437. Email: info@vernier.com. Internet: www.vernier.com.Price: $39Electronic Resources for SchoolsREPORT...
Promoting Reading Using This 2.0 Stuff
Why 2.0? Well, because it offers the first real opportunity to use technology to go beyond search, storage, and retrieval and actually engage with readers in a scalable way beyond our walls and beyond physical book formats. Read on ...READING is a social...
SAT Method Test Prep
SAT Method Test PrepCompany: Method Test Prep, P.O. Box 172, West Islip, NY 11795-0172. Phone: (800) 313-0493; Internet: www.methodtestprep.com. Purchasing contact: CCV Software, www.ccv.software.com.Price: $895 - 1-year school subscription, SAT Method...
Social Networking and Your Library OPAC!
While many schools are blocking access to social networking applications on the internet, school library automation OPACs are beginning to provide such applications to students and staff. Talking with school library media specialists about this emerging...
Title Watch
New Software and ElectronicMedia Titles for K-12CROSS CurriculumPerspective, the online remediation and enrichment tool for students, now offers online access to teacher professional development materials from Allyn and Bacon/Merrill. The materials cover...
Virtual Environments and K-12 Education: A Tour of the Possibilities-Part 2
[In the July 1 August issue of MMIS, Kelly Czarnecki started her "tour of the possibilities" of using virtual environments in K-12 education with a look at two projects based on I in Teen Second Life - Science in Second Life, and Suffern Middle School...
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