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. 17, No. 2, March-April

21 Things: Kinder, Gentler Tips for Effective Technology Infusion: The Need-to-Know Moment for Technology Infusion Has Arrived with Bells on, in the Form of Mandated Technology Testing. NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) Has Already Released a Trial Run, with a Target Date of 2012 for Implementation in Selected School Districts
RECENTLY, a first year teacher came into our school's media center to collaborate on the design of an integrated social studies unit for her fourth grade students. As our planning session progressed, this bright young educator began to share some of...
Be Your Own Coach: I Understood the Discouragement That Many Media Specialists Shared in a Late December 2009 Discussion on LM_NET. One Media Specialist Was Dismayed about Being Left out of a Reading Initiative. Another Shared the Familiar Story about Not Being Perceived as a 'Real Teacher.' Yet Overall, I'm Positive
I'M often asked, "Have you ever been a coach? You always stay so positive and have upbeat suggestions." No, I've never been a coach, and I'm not immune to negative thoughts. I understood the discouragement that many media specialists shared in a late...
Do You See What I See? Every Now and Then, I Am Seized by an Idea or Topic That Really Piques My Interest and Engenders New Enthusiasm for Learning and Exploring. This Year's Big Idea Has Been Data Visualization
EVERY now and then, I am seized by an idea or topic that really takes hold of me, piques my interest, and engenders new enthusiasm for learning and exploring. This year's big idea has been data visualization. I had never even heard the term before...
Educational Networking: The Role of Web 2.0 in Education
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The advent of the internet, and in particular what we are calling Web 2.0, has so significantly changed our relationship to information and personal learning opportunities outside of formal education that we're beginning to...
Empowering Students for Life: Research Skills in the Age of Testing
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Empowerment. Is that a term we think of when we think libraries? We should. Because that's what libraries and school libraries have done for eons--empower learners to become independent and productive citizens. In this...
Epson PowerLite Presenter
Company: Epson America, Inc., 3840 Kilroy Airport Way, Long Beach, CA 90806. Phone: (800) 463-7766; internet: www.epsonbrighterfutures.com or www.epson.com. Description: The Epson PowerLite Presenter is a portable projector/ DVD/speaker combo that...
Interactive Science Middle School Program
Company: Pearson Education, Inc., 1 Lake Street, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458. Phone: (800) 234-5832; internet: www.interactivescience.com. Price: The Interactive Science digital program is priced at $9.97 per student for a single year of access...
In the Spotlight
THE PRODUCT ST Math: K-5 Integrated Instructional System THE COMPANY MIND Research Institute 3631 S. Harbor Blvd. Santa Ana, CA 97704 Phone: (888) 751-5443 Internet: www.mindresearch.net The web-based ST Math: K-5 Integrated...
Online Learning Communities/ Learning Management Systems
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] AN online learning community is a place designed to help users achieve learning goals of some sort through collaborative partnerships, including varying degrees of social networking and internet-based and computer-mediated...
Technology-Based Professional Development: We Know You Are Charged with Guiding Your Schools and Districts toward the Fulfillment of NCLB and State Mandates for Highly Qualified Teaching Staff and the Integration of Technology into the Curriculum
TECHNOLOGY-based professional development opportunities are one of our main focuses in this issue of Multimedia & Internet@Schools. We know you are charged with guiding your schools and districts toward the fulfillment of NCLB and state mandates...
The Historian's Apprentice
Company: Social Studies School Service/MindSparks, 10200 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232. Phone: (800) 421-4246; internet: www.social studies.com. Price: $499--Complete set; $40--Individual titles. Site license pricing is available. Audience:...
Tools for Learning: Technology-Based Professional Development
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Teachers are students too. With online learning growing by a rate of 30% over the past few years, according to the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, once-lonely and isolated education professionals are now...
Why Do People Read? Is Reading in Jeopardy? Personally and Professionally, I Really Doubt It. I Agree with Tom Peters' Point That Libraries Must Focus on the Reading Experience and Less So on the Traditional Book Format
TOM Peters wrote an interesting thought piece for Library Journal, which is available on its website, that I recommend to you: "The Future of Reading: As the Book Changes Form, the Library Must Champion Its Own Power Base--Readers" (Nov. 1, 2009; www.library...

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.