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. 3, May/June

A LOOK AT ... PROJECTS and PUBLISHING
TEACHERS have been looking for alternatives to standard written book reports and other student reports for years, often combining them with art projects for more visual presentations. As computers have become more common and students more proficient...
Are Textbooks Becoming Extinct? Welcome to the Age of the Wikitext!
The wikitext has the potential to become an integrating force that merges Web 2.0 tools for the betterment of education. By embedding audio, video, interactive tutorials, simulations, and edu-games, the students will have almost limitless depth on curriculum...
Copyright in a Social World
The application of copyright law to social networking is important for librarians. This article looks at several situations where library users may use popular social networking sites and confront copyright laws.Just when you thought you understood how...
Elementary School Software
***** REPORT CARDInstallation AContent/Features AEase of Use AProduct Support AKidspiration 3Company: Inspiration Software, Inc., 9400 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Suite 300, Beaverton, OR 97005. Phone: (800) 877-4292; Internet: www.inspiration.com.Price:...
General Interest Software/websites
**** REPORT CARDInstallation AContent/Features AEase of Use AProduct Support ALearn360Company: School Specialty Media, 2 Skyline Drive, Hawthorn, NY 10532. Phone: (877) 279-4090; Internet: www. lear n3 6 O. com.Price: An average school-based license...
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCTHP 2133 Mini-Note PCTHE COMPANYHewlett-Packard Co.3000 Hanover St.Palo Alto, CA 94304Phone: (800) 888-3224Internet: www.hp.comThe HP 2133 Mini-Note PC is a full-functioned mini-notebook PC with pricing that starts at less than $500. Designed...
Middle School/high School Software
***** REPORT CARDInstallation AContent/Features AEase of Use AProduct Support AMIND Research Institute Algebra ReadinessCompany: MIND Research Institute, 3631 S. Harbor Blvd., Suite 200, Santa Ana, CA 92704. Phone: (888) 751-5443; Internet: www.mindre...
Net Watch
NetNEWSThe Library of Congress ExperienceThe Library of Congress launches two new web projects in conjunction with The Library of Congress Experience, a real world and online exhibit developed to bring historical and cultural treasures to life through...
News Watch
NEWS of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12NEWSSNA Vision K-20 InitiativeThe Software & Information Industry Association (SNA) launched the Vision K-20 Initiative in an effort to help educators and administrators integrate technology tools...
Storyboarding: Comics, Graphic Novels, and Engaging Learners
Storyboarding is an area where there is a lot of employment and a growing arena for the use of talent. It also uses the core skills we teach, such as creative writing and writing for purpose. It can allow visual learners to create and build skills that...
Summer Excursions
From battlefields and hiking to hands-on fun such as panning for gold, there is an adventure for all students.HUNDREDS of vacation destinations beckon families to visit each year. From battlefields and hiking to hands-on fun such as panning for gold,...
The Real and the Virtual: Intersecting Communities at the Library
The virtual community can often work in concert with face-to-face interaction such as discussions or programs the library might provide. Being able to offer both, especially to people of a generation comfortable with finding their friends and developing...
Title Watch
New Software and ElectronicMedia Titles for K-12Language ARTSThe MEville to WEville with Literacy Starters Program combines the AbleNet early learning literacy curriculum with Don Johnston's emerging literacy content to support beginning readers at many...
Web 2.0-It's Busting out All Over!
NOT surprisingly, I follow quite a number of bloggers, most focused in one way or another on the subjects of libraries, K-12 education, educational technology, or a mix of two or more of those themes. There's Andy Carvin, Will Richardson, Joyce Valenza,...
What's All This Noise about Twitter?
Sense of community is one of Twitter's main attractions. I do now feel like 'know' the people I follow because their comments give glimpses into their daily lives.EARLY this past fall I got tired of hearing other people talk about Twitter and feeling...
Working Retired: Part 1 : Refocused and Recharged
Media specialists have useful and unique skill sets that can serve them well if they want to continue working when they leave their K-12 jobs.NEED help with personal or small business website hosting or development, Macintosh training, or video/DVD production?...
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