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. 6, November/December

Checking out the iPad
A Pilot Project Tests the Hot New Tech ToolJust arry an iPad into a restaurant or a school library and see how much attention you get! It's a device everyone wants to get their hands on, touch, and play with. But it can't just be about the dazzle of...
Libraries Get Social-Social Media, That Is!
It's the 21st century. Do you know where your library is? Where should it be? Everywhere our students are, for starters.There's a quiet - or not so quiet - shift happening in school libraries across America. The social media revolution - reflected in...
Looking Ahead, in the School Library and Beyond
IN the November/December issue of Multimedia & Internet@Schools, we take one of our periodic looks at what's happening in the world of school librarians - you who are both an important component of our readership and who are in many ways the information...
P-Books vs. Ebooks: Are There Education Issues?
IN other columns this year, I have explored the nature of the ebook in school libraries. Looking back, I realized I hadn't actually discussed the pros and cons of the print and electronic formats for books in general. I also didn't exactly focus on the...
Shmoop
GENERAL INTEREST PROGRAMSCompany: Shmoop, P.O. Box 70186 Sunnyvale, CA 94086.Online at: www.shmoop.com.Audience: Students and teachers, middle school through high school.Format: Web-based.System Requirements: High-speed internet.Description: Shmoop offers...
TimeMAPS
Company: Realityworks, Inc., 2709 Mondovi Road, P.O. Box 929, Eau Claire, WI 54702-0929; (800) 830-1416.Online at: www.realityworks.com or www.teachingpersonalfinance.com; Twitter: @RealityworksInc.Price: TimeMAPS is available to school districts through...
What about Our Digital-Divide Have-Nots?
I AM going back in my mind to an event that took place in the junior high school library where I worked for 15 years. It was during the mid-1990s. I had one computer hooked up to the internet with a modem that I carried back and forth from home every...
What's It like to Teach an Online Class?
ONLINE education has become mainstream in higher education, with 25% of college students taking online courses. Adult learners typically prefer online to faceto-face courses because of the convenience and opportunity to take classes that are not available...