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. 11, No. 5, September-October

CIBS-R Management System
Online Location: For the actual log-in screen, go to http://www.curriculumassociates.com/cibsr/default1.asp. For expanded information and a demo, go to http://www.curriculumassociates.com/order/newproduct.asp? title=brigcibsmgt&s=&grade=&Type=SCH&CustId=5624524817306211008343....
Data Gathering: Why You Need the Numbers ... and What You Can Do with Them?
DATA gathering, data-driven decision-making, and accountability are today's buzzwords. Media specialists should take note: Make ongoing data collection routine so that information needed for advocacy, decision-making, and gaining program support is...
Formula for a Winning Proposal
WITH federal mandates such as No Child Left Behind stretching school budgets, it is essential to find additional funding sources, especially for technology initiatives. Grants are one option, but where do you start? CyberBee has written numerous grants...
Individualizing the Research Process in an Online Environment
Slugs, Scramblers, and Accessors Three types of researchers show up at my high school library. Many are what I categorize as the research slugs, identifiable in two variations. The first is the easy-to-spot student hiding in a corner of the library,...
InFocus LPT 600 Projector
THE COMPANY: InFocus 27700B SW Parkway Avenue Wilsonville, OR 97070 Phone: 800/294-6400 or 503/685-8888 Fax: 503/685-8887 Internet: http://www.infocus.com/ The InFocus LPT 600 projector offers a variety of connection options--wired or wireless,...
Let's Go! Investigate Temperature
Company: Vernier Software and Technology, 1399 S.W. Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97005-2886; Phone: 888/837-6437 and 503/277-2299. Fax: 503/277-2440; E-mail: info@vernier.com; Internet:http://www.vernier.com/. Price: $39--Go! Temp probe. $15--Let's...
Leveraging Our Cutting-Edge Library Tools and Resources-An Information-Literacy Success Story
In early April, I had a vision--a secular, library vision that pointed out the path my library department was to follow. I set out on my task as determinedly as Little Red Riding Hood, my basket brimming with print and electronic library resources,...
PLATO Intermediate Writing Process and Practice
Company: PLATO Learning, Inc., 10801 Nesbitt Ave. South, Bloomington, MN 55437; Phone: 800/447-5268; E-mail: marketing@plate.com; Internet: http://www.PLATO.com/. Price: $125--base price, annual school license, PLATO Web Learning Network. Pricing...
Ramping Up Student Research
HI, and welcome back to school after a summer of relaxation and, no doubt, some serious planning for the upcoming year. For help in that process, I hope some of you had a chance early in the summer to travel to one of the two megashows that cover educational...
Technology-Based Mathematics: Tools and Content for Teaching, Assessment, and Accountability
IN A RECENT posting on Teachers.Net, a math teacher who "just recently began to teach [a] tenth grade class about linear functions" stated that the "level of difficulty is very high in addition to being stressful in the perspectives of the students."...
Tech Training and Modeling Effective Teaching
"Learning Unleashed!" is a new column this year in which I am chronicling the progress of a multi-faceted technology initiative at the Dwight-Englewood School, a private K-12 day school in Bergen County, New Jersey. In each column, I will focus on...
The Blobs
Company: Tool Factory, Inc, 1929 Dorset Hill Road, East Dorset, VT 05253; Phone: 800/220-8386; E-mail: orders@toolfactory.com; Internet: http://www.toolfactory.com. Price: $40--single copy; $120--lab 5-pack; $200--lab 10-pack; $400--lab 25-pack....
Web-Based Databases and Search Tools
DATABASES are collections of information that we use all the time. Telephone books are databases in a loose sense, and so is your Christmas card list. Schools, including K-12 schools and colleges, use databases in innumerable ways. Remember that...

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