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. 4, July/August

A LOOK AT ... Virtual Science in the Digital Age
NEW and developing technologies are producing a wealth of wonderful resources for science instruction. These include everything from virtual experiments delivered via software or the internet to probeware and data loggers-and a number of interesting...
Back to School: Curriculum Ideas
FIFTEEN years ago, CyberBee began scouting the internet for content that was informative, engaging, and aligned with national standards. From 1993 to 1996, the World Link newsletter was published for librarians around the world for the price of postage,...
Fall Planning and Summer Reading
IT'S summer. But don't relax ... at least, not too much! It's never too early to plan professional development or conference activities, given the time and "to do" pressures you'll feel once school starts. In fact, we hope it's not too late for you to...
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCTElluminate Plan!THE COMPANYElluminate, Inc.6301 NW 5th Way, Suite 3600Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309Phone: (866) 388-8674Internet: www.elluminate.comElluminate Plan! enables educators to prepackage teaching content and interactive activities for...
Net Watch
< Net NEWS >Teen Read WeekThe Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is accepting online registrations for Teen Read Week, to be held Oct. 12-18, 2008, with the theme of Books with Bite. A variety of online registration incentives are...
News Watch
NEWS of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12NEWSNational School Library Media Programs of the YearThe American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association, named Luella Elementary School (Locust Grove,...
Smart Talk Español
HARDWARECompany: Educational Insights, 18730 S. Wilmington Ave., Rancho Dominguez, CA90220. Phone: (888) 591-9334; Email: service@edin .com; Internet: www.educational insights.com.Price: $79.99-Smart Talk electronic unit. $39.99-Each card set (cards...
The Library of Congress Experience and myLOC.gov
Located online at: www.loc.gov/exper ience and www.myloc.gov.Access Fee: None.Audience: Middle and high school students through adults.Format: Two websites using interactive technologies to offer access to selected collections from the Library of Congress.Minimum...
Tips 2.0: What's Hot? How Do I Learn That?
IF there's a refrain I hear too often, it's that many of us feel it's impossible to keep up and learn all this new stuff in technology and learning. First, it's not necessary to know everything. It just isn't. Then again, it's very useful and professional...
Title Watch
New Software and ElectronicMedia Titles for K-12Language ARTSClassroom Jeopardy! StandardsLink for Literacy offers new games that bring state-specific standards-based study and practice to students in an interactive Jeopardy! game format. The program,...
Virtual Environments and K-12 Education: A Tour of the Possibilities-Part 1
The 2007 edition of the Horizon Report by the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative predicted that in 2 to 3 years, virtual worlds will greatly impact teaching, learning, and creative expression. These scalable and highly creative...
Viva Virtual Visits! Museums, Gardens, and Web 2.0
I AM writing this on a beautiful March day; in fact, it is the first day of spring. Here in Texas, blue-bonnets are popping out, and I am looking forward to an excellent wildflower year in my area. My mind, however, is looking ahead to July, when this...
We Can Get There from Here: Realizing Educational Technology's Potential in the Face of Internet Safety Issues
Instead of using scare tactics and statistics that are misleading, we must paint a realistic picture and use statistics appropriately. Rather than pass legislation that puts constraints on schools, Congress needs to fund online safety education and public...
Why We Need to Teach 21st Century Skills-And How to Do It
"TTYL, mom, I heard an 8-year-old call out as she headed off with a friend. Even though she doesn't own a cell phone and has never texted anyone, technology is her first language. Most American adults, however, are technological immigrants to the 21st...
Working Retired Part 2: Building a Bridge to Retirement
IN my May/June column we heard from media specialists who are refocused and recharged in their second careers. They are busy with writing, speaking, online teaching, consulting, and multimedia production. In Part 2 we will learn how these accomplished...
Writing Roadmap 2.0
Company: CTB McGraw-Hill, 20 Ryan Ranch Road, Monterey, CA 93940. Phone: (800) 538-9547; Internet: www.ctb.com.Price: $6.60 per student-1-year subscription, unlimited use by 1-50,000 students. $6.05 per student-1-year subscription, unlimited use by more...

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