Magazine article Internet@Schools

ePals

Magazine article Internet@Schools

ePals

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Company: ePals, 13265-A Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon, VA 20171; 703-885-3400; website: epals.com/#!/ma

Price: Costs vary depending on product. ePals itself is free. Magazines are available on a subscription basis for 3-6-year-olds through high school in both digital and print copies. Cricket, the 3-6 edition, for example, is $33.95 per year for print, $ 17.99 per year for the digital edition, and $51.90 for both bundled together.

Audience: ePals has products for pre-school through high school students and their teachers, school administrators, and parents.

Format: ePals is a web-based service utilizing email and some social media including teacher, parent and student forums. Print copies of some magazine subscriptions are available as well as digital versions.

System Requirements: ePals can be used with any computer with an internet connection. As with many products, this works best with newer computers on faster internet connections.

Description: ePals Global Classroom, ePals Clubhouse, and ePals SchoolMail365 and the ePals Global Community facilitate learner connections around the world with safe and secure educational communities. These provide excellent digital content and foster collaboration between classrooms. Digital content aides self-study, and work can be shared between classes. Reviewer Comments:

Installation/Access:. Setting up ePals for use is a matter of having computers with an internet connection and signing up students, teachers, and administrators for desired services. Some of the projects involve connecting with other classrooms for digital collaboration, etc. Installation: A

Content/Features: In addition to stories, games and digital media and such old favorite publications as Cricket, Cobblestone, and others, ePals has three products of special interest: ePals Global Classroom,ePals Clubhouse, and ePalsSchoolMail365.These outstanding global outreach tools are excellent for developing classrooms with worldwide scope.

The ePals a global community offers students the chance to connect with other students in a vast number of countries around the world, although by far the most users are in the U.S. It even has a language translation feature to facilitate the process. …

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