Magazine article Technology & Learning

All aboard the Elementary Internet

Magazine article Technology & Learning

All aboard the Elementary Internet

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Platforms and Unusual System Requirements: Macintosh and Windows CD; Netscape 3.01 or Internet Explorer 3.01 or higher required.

Emphasis: Cross-curricular Internet enrichment. Publisher: BonusPoint, P.O. Box 2281, Saratoga, CA 95070-0281; (888) 605-7292; www.bonuspoint.com.

Price: $32.95, including printed teacher's guide. Lab packs and site licenses are available.

Grade Level: 1-6.

All Aboard the Elementary Internet, a recent addition to BonusPoint's NetRich series, is a versatile tool that introduces teachers and students to the Internet through CD-based lessons that incorporate links to monitored Web sites. Covering such diverse topics as Pow Wow dancing, bats, and optics in 12 different learning "stations," this program is a fun way to begin infusing the Net into the curriculum.

Each station contains one or more sites that can be viewed live if you have an Internet connection, or offline on the CD if you don't. Live sites usually have more multimedia capabilities, such as QuickTime tours and audio; but because content can change, users may sometimes need to use the CD version to complete activities. A nice combination of larger sites, such as the U. …

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