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. 14, No. 1, January-February

A Look at ... Elementary-Level Software and Webware
AS technologies evolve, computer programs seem to be moving away from software-based models to something more complex that takes advantage of the far-reaching possibilities of the Internet. Learning is evolving, too, as educators work with "traditional"...
Amazon.com as the Librarian's Assistant for Book Analysis
WHILE you might not have noticed, Amazon.com's online bookstore section is supplying some excellent reading analysis resources that can be useful for teachers and students. Using its online abilities for providing more information than a regular "in-person"...
An Author in Every Classroom
Multimedia online technologies now offer an unprecedented ability to enable every student, teacher, and even every family to "meet" the authors of books they are reading. Just imagine the impact on student reading, writing, and enthusiasm for books...
Internet@schools East: April 16-17, 2007: Hyatt Regency Crystal City * Arlington, Virginia
A special two-day conference at 22nd ANNUAL COMPUTERS IN LIBRARIES 2007 Internet@Schools East 2007 If you are a K-12 library media specialist or school IT professional, this special 2-day conference sponsored by MultiMedia & Internet@Schools...
Justifying the Social Tools: Improving the Conversation
EDUCATORS have long been harvesting ideas from popular culture to imbue excitement into lessons and to engage learners. It's truly the definition of the teachable moment when we employ engaging current events such as elections, hurricanes, earthquakes,...
Keeping Safe in Cyberspace
RECENTLY, I spoke with a technology coordinator who had just completed a monthlong Internet Safety unit for fifth graders. Here is what she had to say about her students and the lessons learned: I think the most interesting thing is how stunned...
Math'scool
Company: BestQuest Teaching Systems, LLC, 10816 Executive Center Drive, Suite 109, Little Rock, AR 72211. Phone: (866) 882-2665; Email: info@bestquest.com; Internet: www.bestquest.com. Price: $2,950--complete program. $249--each individual module....
Moving a Boatload
"YOU folks have a boatload to handle." Having survived one of two media center moves our district is making this year (this is my third experience with moving a media center), it's time to share a few thoughts about what worked and what didn't. ...
Rand McNally Classroom
Rand McNally Classroom Company: Rand McNally Education, 8255 N. Central Park Avenue, Skokie, IL 60076. Phone: (800) 678-7263; Internet: www.randmcnallyclass room.com. Price: Pricing on this product varies and is based on school size, average...
Should We All Be Technophiles?
IN the column immediately preceding this one, I wrote about technophobes versus technophiles and ways to win over colleagues who dislike or fear all things digital. In the course of gathering information, I polled my friends in several listservs, asking...
Technology-Fostered Creativity
BEFORE highlighting content from this month's issue, I want to draw your attention to the upcoming April Internet@Schools East 2007 conference in Arlington, Va. We've built the program, and it looks powerful! As we did last November at Internet@Schools...
The Product: World Book Kids
THE COMPANY: World Book, Inc. 233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2000 Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: 800/975-3250 Internet: www.worldbookonline.com World Book Kids, an online product designed for younger users, English-language learners, and reluctant readers,...
WriteBrain
WriteBrain Company: Sunburst Technology, 1550 Executive Drive, Elgin, IL 60123. Phone: (888) 492-8817; Email: Service@sunburst.com; Internet: www.sunburst.com or www.sunburst .com/writebrain. Price: A1-year contract is $20 per student; the minimum...
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