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. 2, March-April

A Look at ... Products for Language Arts Teachers
I'VE BEEN a reader and a book lover since a very young age, so becoming a high school English teacher, then a reading specialist, and finally a media specialist seemed like a natural progression for me. During this 35-year span, which has included...
A Million Money Ideas
ONE of the first concepts young people learn is the value of money in everyday life. From their first allowance to the entrepreneurship of the lemonade stand, students learn how to plan, save, and spend. CyberBee has been busy locating resources that...
Canvastic 1.1
Company: Canvastic, 12635 Flagg Dr., Lafayette, CO 80026; Phone: 303/359-9836; Fax: 303/942-3667; E-mail: sales@canvastic.com; Internet: http://www.canvastic.com/. Price: $69--single user, school license. $99--single user, consumer license. $699--lab...
Cherry Hill Public Library's Digital Community Center-Reaching out to the Schools and Beyond
THE general public--our public library patrons--seems to have some strange perceptions of librarians. To many, we are an enigmatic bunch, as are our libraries. Going to one is a "necessary evil," like going to the dentist. People don't want to go ......
Conferences, Web Sites, and Virtual Libraries
IT'S FEBRUARY, and the Florida Educational Technology Conference as well as ALA Midwinter are recently over. We at MMIS chose to attend FETC this year. Both events boasted large numbers of attendees and lots of exhibitors, with the K-12-focused companies...
Database News: What's There, and What's Coming Up, in the World of K-12 Content-Part 1
IF THEY aren't already in first place, electronic resources are quickly becoming the primary research tools used by educators and students in K-12 schools. Commercial vendors have long recognized this trend and, therefore, have introduced online versions...
EasyTech 4.0
Located online at http://www.learning.com/. Source: Learning.com, 1440 NW Overton St., 2nd Floor, Portland, OR 97209; Phone: 800/580-4640 and 503/284-0100; Fax: 503/2100351; E-mail: info@learning.com. Access Fee: $1,200--minimum subscription...
Holt Call to Freedom
Located online at http://www.hrw.com/. Source: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 10801 N. MoPac Expressway, Austin, TX 78759; Phone: 515/721-7811; Fax: 512/721-7833; Internet: http://www.hrw.com/. Access Fee: $60.95, Premier Online Edition, 6-year subscription,...
Iditarod.Com
Located online at http://www.iditarod.com/. Source: Iditarod Trail Committee, P.O. Box 870800, Wasilla, AK 99687; Phone: 907/376-5155;iditarod@idit arod.com. Access Fee: No fees required. Memberships to support the Iditarod event are available...
Kid's College
Located online at http://www.learningthroughsports.com/. Source: Learning Through Sports, 33 Inverness Center Place, Suite LL110, Birmingham, AL 35242; Phone: 866/552-9192; Fax: 205/9808409; Internet: http://www.learningthroughsports.com/. Access...
New Software and Electronic Media Titles for K-12
Cross-CURRICULUM With Jeopardy! Link, teachers can download games directly from a PC or Mac onto a Classroom Jeopardy! game cartridge, using basic key commands. The Jeopardy! Link system includes a peripheral device, a CD-ROM containing Jeopardy!...
The Role of E-Learning in the K-12 Space
The continuing strategic quandary in the K-12 world is that so many needs must be met--those of learners, teachers, administration, and parents. Ironically, we are in an ambiguous period where the need for face-to-face learning and support is increasing...
Virtual School Libraries-The Time Is Now!
SCENARIO 1: Brandon realizes that his biology research project on genetics is due tomorrow. It is Sunday evening, 6 p.m. No problem! He logs on to the Internet, opens his Web browser, does a quick Google search on genetics, prints out information from...
Your Media Program's Web Presence: A Tool for Advocacy and Marketing
LOOKING for a dynamic way to market and advocate for your school's media program? The perfect tool may be right at your fingertips. A media program Web site can be a versatile and far-reaching advocacy tool. Media center, Web-cyber libraries are...

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