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Magazine article Technology & Learning

Software

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CREATIVITY

National Palace Museum Experience. This DVD-ROM takes viewers to Taipei's treasure-house of Chinese an and culture, the National Palace Museum. Users can see 1,200 pieces from the museum and six theme tours showing Chinese culture. $79.95.

Lee & Lee Communications, USA, 399 W. Trimble Rd., Bldg. 3, San Jose, CA 95131; 408-434-3387; www.culturalcafe.com.

READER SERVICE NUMBER 251

INTERNET SAFETY

FoolProof Internet is an Internet security and Web management solution designed to support school acceptable use policies. The SafeFilter option examines each Web page to block inappropriate content. $999/per 30 pack (no yearly subscriptions); site licenses and district pricing available.

SmartStuff Software, P.O. Box 82284, Portland, OR 97282-0284; (503) 231-4300; www.smartstuff.com.

READER SERVICE NUMBER 252

REFERENCE

Wilson Biographies Plus. This biographical database offers profiles with hotlinks to new information as it's published in more than 4,000 periodicals. From the profiles, users can click to full text articles, abstracts, and index citations. $1,295 for one user for one year; delivered online.

H.W. Wilson Company, 950 University Ave., Bronx, NY 10452; (800) 367-6770; www.hwwilson.com.

READER SERVICE NUMBER 253

Reference Manager 9.0 bibliographic software offers a built-in Internet reference searcher; bibliography builder and database manager; and can be user in intranet projects. $395.95; academic and volume discounts available.

Research Information Systems (RIS), 2355 Camino Vida Roble, Carlsbad, CA 92009; (800) 722-1227; www.risinc.com.

READER SERVICE NUMBER 254

SCHOOL & CLASS MANAGEMENT

Express Assist v. 2. This Windows 98/95/NT4 utility lets you back up, copy, and restore e-mail folders as Zip-compatible archives. A trial version can be downloaded at the Web site. $29.95; sites licenses are available.

Seem Software, 295 Adams Blvd., Farmingdale, NY 11735; (877) 733-6669; www.seemdirect.com.

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SCIENCE

Secrets of the Dump. This science program teaches students about protecting the environment and explores specific environmental issues. Host Popsi leads the user through a cross-curriculum program teaching lessons encompassing scientific, artistic, ecological, mathematical, linguistic, and logical concepts.

Gr. K-3; $125; teacher's guide.

Post-Consumer Products, 2725 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, CA 92663; (949) 646-0229; www.popsi.com.

READER SERVICE NUMBER 256

Applied Biology & Chemistry Series. This series of six CD-ROMs uses videos, narration, and photography, and includes Natural Resources; Air and Other Gases; Nutrition; Continuity of Life; Water; and Human Health. Mac/ Win CD-ROM for Gr. 9-adult; $129.95 each; $649.95 for the series of six.

Shopware, 90 MacCorkle Ave. S.W., So. Charleston, WV 25303; (800)468-4227

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The first three volumes of this new Kid Pix Activity Kits series focus on K-3 science and social studies and add multimedia creativity to theme-based learning. Mac/Win CD-ROM for preK-3; school price: $69.95; lab packs and site licenses available.

The Learning Company, School Division, 500 Redwood Blvd., Novato, CA 94948; (800) 685-6322; www.learningco.com/school.

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Field Trap: Internet Coach teaches children the multicultural origins of the United States. Using an adventure format, the CD takes players along on a trip to the virtual Museum of Immigration, where they learn that evil robot CryptoMax is erasing U. …

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