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. 16, No. 2, March/April

Anti-Filtering Snapping Turtle Answers Fearmongers and Naysayers
WHEN I was a kid my dad used to warn me, "Don't ever pick up a snapping turtle! If he chomps down on you, he won't let go till it thunders!" Living in South Central Texas, this was a scary threat. Back then, as is true today, my hometown was subject...
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCTLearn 360THE COMPANYAIM Education, Inc.45 Executive Drive, Suite 201Plainview, NY 11803Phone: (800) 43 1 - 1 934, ext. 6001Internet: www.learn360.comThe Learn360 video streaming service for K-12 education now offers a My Learn360 homepage...
Learning Plans on Demand
Company: International Learning Corp., 850 N. Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34994. Phone: (866) 3435189. Email: Support@Learning plansondemand.com. Internet: www .learningplansondemand.com.Price: $1,500 annually for small schools with fewer than 300 students;...
Miller & Levine Biologyl Biology.com
MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL SOFTWARE/WEBSITESCompany: Pearson Education, 1 Lake St., Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458. Phone: (888) 977-7900; internet: www.pearsoned.com.Price: $299.97 - Biology.com teacher access pack. Additional pricing information is available...
Mobile Devices
A mobile device - also known as a hand-held device, handheld computer, ultrasmall laptop, tablet, palmtop, or simply a handheld - is a small, very mobile computing device.These units typically have a display screen with touch input or a miniature keyboard....
Net Watch
Net NEWSPicturing AmericaThe National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded 29,086 schools and public libraries with access to the Picturing America educational art initiative in the program's second national application period. To date, more than...
News Watch
NEWS of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12NEWSCisco, Intel, and Microsoft Collaborate on Global Education AssessmentCisco, Intel, and Microsoft announced plans to collaboratively underwrite a multisector research project designed to develop...
PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection
GENERAL INTEREST SOFTWARE/WEBSITESCompany: PBS TeacherLine, 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Phone: (800) 572-6386; internet: www.pbs.org/teacherline.Price: An annual subscription for two coaches (that includes unlimited teachers) costs $799,...
Title Watch
New Software and ElectronicMedia Titles for K-12Language ARTSKurzweil 3000 Version 11 USB offers portable access to Kurzweil 3000, the scaffolded reading, writing, and study skills program. The new software enables students to save files and user settings...
World Book Student
Company: World Book, Inc., 223 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60601. Phone: (800) 975-3250; internet: www.worldbook.com.Price: World Book Student is included with World Book Web, School and Library Edition or Complete Reference Suite. Pricing...
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