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. 12, No. 4, July-August

A Resource for Your Summer Planning Time
IF summer is your planning and product research time, then I think this issue of MMIS can be of particular help as a resource. All four main features for this midsummer issue are packed with information about a wide range of vendors, products, and...
Database News: What's There and What's Coming Up in the World of K-12 Content, Part 2
MORE and more educators are looking at electronic resources as the primary research tools to be used in K-12 classrooms. Recognizing this trend, commercial vendors are transferring many of their products from print to online. In most cases, the online...
Deltora from Scholastic
Located online at http://www. scholastic.com/deltora/. Source: Scholastic, 557 Broadway, New York, NY.10012; Phone: 212/343-6100; Internet: http://www. scholastic.com/. Access Fee: Access to the Deltora Web site is free. The Deltora novels by...
Differentiated Instruction: Success for Every Student
Located online at http://www.ca training.com/. Source: Curriculum Associates, Inc., 153 Rangeway Road, North Billerica, MA 01862; Phone: 800/ 225-0248; Internet: http://www. curriculumassociates.com/. Access Fee: None. This online product is...
E-Book Resources for the School Library
electronic book A digital version of a traditional print book designed to be read on a personal computer or an e-book reader (a software application for use on a standard-sized computer or a book-sized computer used solely as a reading device),...
Fractions with Professor Von Strudel
Company: Micrograms Software, 9934 NorthAlpine Rd., #108, Machesney Park,IL 61115; Phone: 800/ 338-4726; Internet: http://www. micrograms.com/. Price: $30--individual titles. $42--school pack of two licenses. $110--lab pack. $695--network/site license....
Mandarin Oasis
THE PRODUCT: Mandarin Oasis THE COMPANY: Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. P.O. Box 272308 Boca Raton, FL 33427 Phone: 800/426-7477 Internet: http://mlasolutions.com/ Mandarin Oasis is a centralized, Web-based library management...
More PR: Gaining Faculty Buy-In through Effective Professional Development
LAST column, I wrote about how critical the public relations aspect of our tablet PC initiative was becoming. Teachers, parents, and students needed to feel that they were getting accurate and up-to-date information in order for them to accept the...
NOVA: Charters of Freedom
Located online at http://www.pbs. org/wgbh/nova/charters/. Source: NOVA/PBS, WGBH Educational Foundation, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134; Phone: 617/492-2777, ext. 5400; Internet: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/. Access Fee: None. Audience:...
Predictive Assessment Series
Located online at http://www.think linklearning.com/. Source: ThinkLink Learning, 2424 21st Avenue South, Suite 102, Nashville, TN 37212; Phone: 866/814-6685; Fax: 866/814-6687; Internet: http://www.thinklink learning.com/. Access Fee: $7 per...
Products for Math Teachers
MATH teachers and their students have a huge number of instructional, testing, tutorial, and other materials available in a bewildering array of formats. Programs and services are offered as software for personal computers or hand-held devices, on...
Sensational Software on a Budget
OVER the years, while creating content for the CyberBee Web site and constructing workshops for educators, I have invariably needed a software program to complete a specific task or to solve a particular problem. While there are hundreds of freeware...
Small Size, Big Impact: Three Stories
Tiny Gifts I recently had the pleasure of hearing a speaker at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference 2005 who rocked my world. We heard 22-year-old Craig Kielburger--three-time Nobel Prize nominee and founder of the Me to We Foundation...
The Voice of the Vendors: Futures in School Library Automation, Part 2
WITHOUT question, library automation is changing. Technological developments will soon provide flexibility to school library media specialists that they previously only dreamed about, not to mention features that will facilitate the handling of current...
Yes! You Should Create a Professional Portfolio
MEDIA specialists enrolled in the online graduate course I teach are required to create electronic portfolios. They begin the process feeling uncertain and overwhelmed. They finish the process proud of their portfolios and of their accomplishments...
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