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. 14, No. 1, January/February

Creating a Broadcasting Empire ... from the Corner of Your Classroom!
Podcasting gives students, quite literally, a global voice from which to share their experiences, research, ideas, and points of view. When we place an emphasis on student voice, we are really saying that we value the unique ideas and work of each student...
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCT:World Book KidsTHE COMPANY:World Book, Inc.233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2000Chicago, IL 60601Phone: 800/975-3250Internet: www.worldbookonline.comWorld Book Kids, an online product designed for younger users, English-language learners, and...
Math'scool
MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL SOFTWARE/WEB SITESMath'scoolCompany: BestQuest Teaching Systems, LLC, 10816 Executive Center Drive, Suite 109, Little Rock, AR 72211. Phone: (866) 882-2665; Email: info@bestquest.com; Internet: www.bestquest.com.Price: $2,950-complete...
Moving a Boatload
"YOU folks have a boatload to handle." Having survived one of two media center moves our district is making this year (this is my third experience with moving a media center), it's time to share a few thoughts about what worked and what didn't.Preparing...
Net Watch
<NetNEWS>Google Goes to SchoolGoogle launched Google for Educators, a collection of online tools for grades K-12.The site includes a teacher's guide to Google products, examples of ways educators are using these tools, and lesson ideas. Lesson...
News Watch
NEWS of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12NEWSBuilding Wings: Don JohnstonDon Johnston, the founder and leader of the multimedia company that bears his name, has written an autobiography designed to inspire struggling students to become self-learning...
Super Size Me: Educationally Enhanced DVD
Super Size Me: Educationally Enhanced DVDCompany: Hart Sharp Video, 575 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10012. Phone: (800) 870-9879; Fax: (212) 475-5487; Internet: www.hart shar pvi deo.com.Price: $39.99.Audience: Grades 6-12.Format: DVD, CD-ROM:...
Title Watch
New Software and Electronic Media Titles for K-12Language ARTSThe Bridge of Vocabulary, a book and CD set, offers a vocabulary intervention program for use in general and special education.The material targets five age levels, from preK to adult. Early...
WriteBrain
WriteBrainCompany: Sunburst Technology, 1550 Executive Drive, Elgin, IL 60123. Phone: (888) 492-8817; Email: Service@sunburst.com; Internet: www.sunburst.com or www.sunburst .com/writebrain.Price: A 1-year contract is $20 per student; the minimum required...
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