Magazine article Technology & Learning

What's New

Magazine article Technology & Learning

What's New

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What's New features information about the newest educational materials available. Our goal in providing this information is to help our readers keep abreast of new developments. Since we do not critically review products in this section, these listings should not be construed as endorsements.

Software

MATHEMATICS

MindTwister Math, for grades 3-4, comes in a game-show format and is meant to help students build math-fact fluency, practice mental computation, sharpen estimation skills, and solve word problems. Mac/Win; $49.95 (education version) or $29.95 (consumer version).

Edmark, 6727 185th Ave. NE, Redmond, WA 98052; 800-691-2958; www.edmark.com.

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ONLINE SAFETY

SynchronEyes is designed for the special challenges of monitoring students in a network situation. A live thumbnail view of the students' screens appears on yours. If a student needs help on a problem, you can take control of the student's mouse and keyboard to demonstrate the solution. The software works with your high-speed TCP/IP network, and you connect by leveraging existing network hardware. Pricing is per teacher station. SynchronEyes has been designed to work with the SMART Board. Windows. $999 per classroom, with unlimited connections within the classroom; volume discounts available, and grants of 30 percent available to accredited nonprofit educational institutions through the SMARTer Kids Foundation.

SMART Technologies, 1177 11th Ave. SW, Ste. 600, Calgary, AB, Canada; 88842-SMART; www.SynchronEyes.com.

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SCIENCE

DataStudio is electronic measurement software that collects, displays, stores, and analyzes scientific data, allowing for hands-on science experiments. There is a free demo at the Web site. Mac/Win CD-ROM. Introductory offer: $69, single user; $349, site license.

PASCO scientific, 10101 Foothills Blvd., Roseville, CA 95661-9011; 916786-3800 ext. 219; www.pasco.com.

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Quest Unplugged is designed to allow a class to study the Quest adventures even after they' re over. Available are Africa-Quest Unplugged, with its bicycle journey through the Great Rift Valley; and GalapagosQuest Unplugged, with Jean-Michel Cousteau and Dan Buettner exploring the volcanic archipelago, featuring both English and Spanish translations. …

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