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. 15, No. 2, March/April

A Look at . . . Literacy and Writing Resources
AMONG the most fascinating developments in language arts technologies are those driven by programs often called "engines." This article takes a quick drive around the block to examine some of these engines, beginning with those found in web-based programs....
Bridging the Gap: Tools for Elearning
Back in the fall of 1995, the ERIC Review devoted its entire issue to the K-12 Computing Network, covering such subjects as "Teaching Teachers to Use Telecomputing Tools," "Classrooms Online: How One Teacher Got Started," and "Selected Resource Organizations."1...
Celebrating Communicating: Blogging Redux
As part of my aforementioned survey, I asked people to name their favorite blogs in three categories: teacher, librarian, and educational technology blogs. ... If you are not currently following these, you might want to visit them and add them to your...
DOMA-Diagnostic Online Math Assessment
Company: Curriculum Associates, 153 Range way Road, North Billerica, MA01862. Phone: (800) 225-0248; Internet: www.curriculum associates .com or www.cainc.com.Price: Group licenses for each version of the software (Basic Math Skills, Pre-Algebra) begin...
Evolver Pre-Algebra
Company: Tabula Digita, Inc., 1500 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY, 10036. Phone: (877) 682-2852; Internet: www.tabuladigita.com.Price: The Educator version of Evolver Singleplayer Pre-Algebra missions 1-5 is priced at a minimum of $149.50 (the minimum...
Geocaching for Fun and Learning
Media specialists are good at making curricular connections, and the curriculum connections with geocaching are easy to see."WHEREVER the troops went, he was first." "East of Pennsylvania? But we are south of Pennsylvania." Suddenly, it clicked. "Not...
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCTTeacher One StopTHE COMPANYHolt McDougal, a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co. 10801 N. Mopac Expressway, Bldg. 3 Austin,TX 78759Phone: (800) 225-5425Internet: www.hrw.comThe new Teacher One Stop offers documents, tools,...
LabQuest
HARDWARELabQuestCompany: Vernier Software & Technology, 13979 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton,OR 97005. Phone: (888) 837-6437; Internet: www.vernier.com.Price: $329-LabQuest, single unit. $449-LabQuest Elementary Science Starter Package (LabQuest unit,...
Net Watch
«NetNEWS»Teens and Social MediaOnline content creation by teenagers continues to grow, with 64% of online teens ages 12-17 engaging in at least one type of content creation, up from 57% of teens in 2004, according to a Pew Internet & American Life...
News Watch
NEWS of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12NEWSUNESCO Launches Technology Competency StandardsThe United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched the ICT Competency Standards for Teachers at the World Ministerial...
Scaffolding the New Social Literacies
Despite the likelihood I'll encourage some slings and arrows, in this Pipeline column I want to highlight an emerging, important new literacy-online social literacy.OMG-On top of reading literacy and numeracy, civic literacy, and all the rest ... now...
Seeds of Change
Learning about agricultural practices, economics, and the importance of farming will go a long way in helping students understand one aspect of global interdependence.Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man.-George...
The Columns That Support the Structure
MMIS columnists are as pushy as any of our feature writers, laying out their ideas, opinions, and knowledge for you issue after issue and thereby supporting the mission of this publication. So this time, let's see what they're up to.WE hate to be pushy....
Title Watch
New Software and ElectronicMedia Titles for K-12Language ARTSGraphic Novels Core Collection: A Selection Guide highlights nearly 2,000 recommended titles with descriptive and evaluative annotations (and cover art) searchable by author, title, subject,...
Widgets and Widgetry for Librarians
Students can easily overlook websites that aren't filled with often changing content. Do you think you're too busy to devote time and effort to attract users to the great resources available on your library website? If you can simply copy and paste,...
WordBuild Elements Level I
Company: Dynamic Literacy, 908 East Jefferson St., Suite Gl, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Phone: (888) 696-8597; Internet: www.dynamic literacy.com.Price: WordBuild Elements Level 1 teacher materials, including one CD-ROM of teacher programs and a single-user...