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. 17, No. 4, July/August

A LOOK AT ... Student Response Systems
STUDENT In I response systems (SRS), also called "clickers," are handheld devices that help teachers poll students during class sessions and tabulate the responses. This technology is the same (often with the same devices) as that used when audiences...
Early World of Learning
ELEMENTARY PROGRAMSCompany: World Book, Inc., 233 North Michigan Ave., Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60601. Phone: (800) 975-3250; Internet: wwwworldbookonline.com.Price: Annual subscriptions begin at $199.Audience: Preschool through early elementary school...
Ebooks Part 2: Trends and Standards
A week doesn't go by without an announcement about new e-readers, new ebook stores, and new ebook apps for readers, phones, and devices. It's the Wild West all over again in the quiet world of publishing, schools, research, and information users. It's...
E-Readers, Etextbooks, Econtent, Elearing, E-Everything
As Stephen Abram, our trends-identifying Pipeline columnist, notes, 'The ebook juggernaut is moving along like a train with no brakes.'AS Stephen Abram, our trendsidentifying Pipeline columnist, noted in our last issue, "The ebook juggernaut is moving...
Expanding the Power of Primary Sources with Web 2.0
When inquisitive students use Web 2.0 tools in combination with primary sources, they are no longer just viewing, reading, or listening to digital primary sources - they are interacting with each other in new ways and creating new resources.E Ix third...
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCTBenQ GPI Mini ProjectorTHE COMPANYBenQ America Corp.15375 Barranca Parkway, Suite A205Irvine, CA 92618Phone: (866) 600-2367Internet: www.benq.usThe BenQ GP1 Mini Projector offers a vibrant image, lamp-free 3LED technology, and the ability...
Security in a Web 2.0-Based Educational Environment: Issues and Answers - Part 2
In Part 1 of this article, which appeared in the May/June issue, we looked at a range of safety and security issues affecting educators as we all strive to attain the vision enunciated at the beginning ofthat feature. That vision laid out a framework...
Study Island SAT/Study Island ACT
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMSCompany: Archipelago Learning, 3400 Carlisle St., Suite 345, Dallas, TX 75204. Phone: (800) 419-3191; Internet: www.studyisland.com.Price: The cost begins at $25 per student for an annual subscription to Study Island SAT or Study...
THE Etext IN Action TWO EXAMPLES
EXAMPLE 1 -AT LORAIN CITY SCHOOLS IN OHIOTwenty-five miles west of Cleveland in the Lake Erie port city of Lorain, Lorain City Schools is the 10th largest urban school district in the state of Ohio. Comprising 16 schools and 8,382 students, the high-poverty...
The Student Bullying and Violence Prevention Program
GENERAL INTEREST PROGRAMSCompany: PublicSchoolWORKS/ WORKS International, Inc., 2010 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208. Phone: (866) 724-6650; Internet: www.publicschoolworks.com.Price: The cost of an annual subscription begins at $1,000. For larger...
Through the Computer Screen: On the Other Side of the Webinar
Well-planned webinars include a little something for everyone, with enough options to keep the attention of today's multitasking public. ... But not everyone is a fan of webinar delivery. Th ere are plenty of strong opinions in the opposite camp."And...
What Teachers Know (and Don't Know) about Technology-And Does Anybody Know They Don't Know?
While there are many wonderful cheerleaders extolling the merits of Web 2.0 applications, the 'silent majority' of teachers are just not joining in.A column I wrote for the January/ February 2010 issue of MultiMedia & Internet@Schools was called...
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