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. 11, No. 5, September/October

A LOOK AT . . . Web-Based Databases and Search Tools
DATABASES are collections of information that we use all the time. Telephone books are databases in a loose sense, and so is your Christmas card list. Schools, including K-12 schools and colleges, use databases in innumerable ways.Remember that indispensable...
Data Gathering: Why You Need the Numbers ... and What You Can Do with Them
DATA gathering, data-driven decision-making, and accountability are today's buzzwords. Media specialists should take note: Make ongoing data collection routine so that information needed for advocacy, decision-making, and gaining program support is quickly...
Elementary School Software
The BlobsCompany: Tool Factory, Inc, 1929 Dorset Hill Road, East Dorset, VT 05253; Phone: 800/220-8386; E-mail: orders@toolfactory.com; Internet: http://www.toolfactory.com.Price: $40-single copy; $120-lab 5pack; $200-lab 10-pack; $400-lab 25-pack.Audience:...
Formula for a Winning Proposal
Writing a grant sounds like a daunting task. However one well-written grant that can be altered for different Requests for Proposal (RFP) will leverage your efforts to gain the most benefitsWITH federal mandates such as No Child Left Behind stretching...
General-Interest Software/web Sites
CIBS-R Management SystemOnline Location:For the actual log-in screen, go to http://www.curriculumassociates. com/cibsr/defaultl.asp.For expanded information and a demo, go to http://www.curriculum associates.com/order/newproduct.asp ?title=brigcibsmgt&s=&grade=&Typ...
Hardware
Let's Go! Investigate TemperatureCompany: Vernier Software and Technology, 1399 S.W. Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97005-2886; Phone: 888/837-6437 and 503/277-2299. Fax: 503/277-2440; E-mail: info@vernier. com; Internet: http://www.vernier.com/.Price:...
Individualizing the Research Process in an Online Environment
Slugs, Scramblers, and AccessorsThree types of researchers show up at my high school library. Many are what I categorize as the research slugs, identifiable in two variations. The first is the easy-to-spot student hiding in a corner of the library, head...
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCT:InFocus LPT 600 ProjectorTHE COMPANY:InFocus27700B SW Parkway AvenueWilsonville, OR 97070Phone: 800/294-6400 or 503/685-8888Fax: 503/685-8887Internet: http://www.infocus.com/The InFocus LPT 600 projector offers a variety of connection options-wired...
Leveraging Our CUTTING-EDGE Library Tools and Resources-AN INFORMATION-LITERACY SUCCESS STORY
In early April, I had a vision-a secular, library vision that pointed out the path my library department was to follow. I set out on my task as determinedly as Little Red Riding Hood, my basket brimming with print and electronic library resources, a...
Middle/high School Software/web Sites
PLATO Intermediate Writing Process and PracticeCompany: PLATO Learning, Inc., 10801 Nesbitt Ave. South, Bloomington, MN 55437; Phone: 800/447-5268; E-mail: marketing@plato.com; Internet: http://www.PLATO.com/.Price: $125-base price, annual school license,...
Net Watch
<Net NEWS>Discovery Provides unitedstreaming to Every School DistrictDiscovery Education introduced a new initiative-the unitedstreaming VOD Pass-designed to make digital video-on-demand available to every public school district in the U.S. The...
News Watch
NEWS of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12NEWSTeachers Talk TechAccording to the second annual Teachers Talk Tech survey released by CDW Government, Inc., 62 percent of K-12 teachers say that the use of computers improved student performance...
Ramping Up Student Research
Welcome back to school after a summer of relaxation and, no doubt, some serious planning for the upcoming year. ...we've chosen to launch you into the new school year with several articles geared research.HI, and welcome back to school after a summer...
Technology-Based Mathematics: Tools and Content for Teaching, Assessment, and Accountability
IN A RECENT posting on Teachers.Net, a math teacher who "just recently began to teach [a] tenth grade class about linear functions" stated that the "level of difficulty is very high in addition to being stressful in the perspectives of the students."...
Tech Training and Modeling Effective Teaching
Ironically, the sessions where I intentionally employed more direct instruction became more collaborative as a results of the participants feeling more at ease."Learning Unleashed!" is a new column this year in which I am chronicling the progress of...
Title Watch
New Software and ElectronicMedia Titles for K-12Cross-CURRICULUMCurriculum Pathways 2005 for students in grades 8 through 14 updates the program with new InterActivities for introductory algebra, Earth science, English language, Spanish grammar, and...

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