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. 12, No. 3, May/June

A.I. vs. the PEN: CUTTING-EDGE TOOLS FOR TEACHING WRITING
ADVANCES in technology-including artificial intelligence (AI), as well as computer- and Web-based technologies-have led to the development of exciting instructional and testing applications for teaching writing. Many new capabilities are appearing, yet...
A Look at . . . Web-Based Assessment
ASSESSMENT, whether formal or informal, is at the heart of nearly every educational activity. Teachers assess to get an idea of where to start and what has been accomplished. Sometimes assessment is done with a few oral questions, a short written quiz,...
Discovery Health Connection
Discovery Health ConnectionLocated online at http://www. discoveryhealthconnection.com.Source: Discovery Education, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 100, Evanston, IL 60201; Phone: 800/613-7450; Fax: 847/328-6706; Internet: http://www.discoveryhealthconnection.com/.Access...
Fresh Concepts and Content
So make plans, attend a conference, meet your colleagues, learn a lot!SUMMER will be approaching when you read this, and regional and national professional conferences, summer courses, and workshops will be coming up. I'm already working on the program...
Getting Parents and Teachers to Buy in to Our Tablet PC Program
CHANGE is hard to swallow. The introduction of one-to-one computing has presented massive changes for virtually everyone involved. Students, teachers, and parents have been asked not only to accept these changes, but also to invest time, money, and effort...
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Math + Music
IN THE SPOTLIGHTTHE PRODUCT: Math + MusicTHE COMPANY:The M.I.N.D. Institute1503 South Coast Drive, Suite 202Costa Mesa, CA 92626Phone: 888/751-5443Internet: http://www.mindinstitute.netMath + Music is a nonlanguage-based program that combines computer...
JOB SECURITY: Keeping a Licensed Library Media Specialist at Your School
AS someone who has been a building principal and administrator for the past 20 years, I realize that the title of this article may sound a bit intimidating to a media specialist. However, there are good reasons for a library media specialist (LMS) to...
Key Skills for Reading: Spelling & Phonics
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SOFTWAREKey Skills for Reading: Spelling & PhonicsCompany: Sunburst Technology, Inc., 1550 Executive Drive, Elgin, IL 60123; Phone: 888/492-8817; Internet: http://www.sunburst.com/.Price: $60-single copy; $160-lab pack of 10; $700-network...
Net Watch
<Net NEWS>Student Voices Resource CenterThe NetDay initiative has launched the Student Voices Resource Center, a comprehensive online research and collaborative tool designed to help students influence and affect the way technology is used for...
News Watch
NEWS of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12NEWSDistance Education ReportSlightly more than one-third of public school districts (36 percent) and 9 percent of public schools had students enrolled in distance education courses in 2002-2003, according...
Once More with Feeling: What Does Information Literacy Look like in the Google World?
ACCORDING to the Association of Teacher-Librarians in Canada (now called the Canadian Association of School Libraries), students, to become lifelong learners, must be able to do the following:* Recognize the need for information to solve problems and...
Organizing Stuff-We Are Going to Clean out That Cupboard ... Eventually
"WE really are going to get this cupboard in better shape-eventually!" How many times have I said that? Yet our software storage cupboard has never been ideally organized. Media specialists and technology staff discuss ways to manage networks, set up...
Soliloquy Reading Assistant 3.0
Soliloquy Reading Assistant 3.0Company: Soliloquy Learning, 144 Gould St., Needham Heights, MA 02494; Phone: 877/235-6036; E-mail: sales@soliloquylearning.com; Internet: http://www.soliloquylearning.com/.Price: $229-basic stand-alone package for a single...
Take It to the Computer: Writing Sentences and Paragraphs
Take It to the Computer: Writing Sentences and ParagraphsCompany: Evan-Moor Products, 18 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Monterey, CA 93940; 800/777-4362; Fax: 800/777-4362; Internet: http://www. evan-moor.com/.Price: $399-classroom version for grades 1-5; each...
Teaching Mathematics to All Students, Grades 6-8
Teaching Mathematics to All Students, Grades 6-8Company: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 10801 N. MoPac Expressway, Austin, TX 78759; Phone: 800/ 992-1726; Internet: http://www. hrw.com/.Price: $200, price per teacher. Volume discounts available.Audience:...
The Voice of the VENDORS: Futures in School Library Automation, Part 1
SINCE I'm always interested in new and forthcoming technology to share with my university students, I was delighted to be asked to visit with school library automation vendors for this article. The four vendors I spoke with-Follett, Sagebrush, Companion...
Title Watch
New Software and ElectronicMedia Titles for K-12Cross-CURRICULUMApangea SmartHelp 2.0 expands the hybrid tutoring program with additional math content and enhanced tools for managing and reporting student progress. The updated program, combining intelligent...
Zoo Treks
TRAVEL the world on a virtual zoological field trip from the Serengeti Plains to the Amazon Jungle or the from the frozen Arctic tundra to the tropical rainforests. Enter the world of online zoos and experience all sorts of multimedia presentations such...

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