Magazine article MultiMedia Schools

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Magazine article MultiMedia Schools

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Calling All Teachers!

TopTutors.com is recruiting credentialed K 12 teachers to provide personalized online or-to-one interactive tutoring, including two-way real-time audio. The company's training program enables achers to use the Internet effectively as an educational tool and to develop customized curriculum from online resources. Tutors are provided with a broad array of exclusive educational materials and academic assessment capabilities. The company offers flexible schedules to meet the needs of teachers and students who are located throughout the U.S. TopTutors.com, 310/393-6900, info@TopTutors.com, or http:/,/www.TopTutors.com. The Education Destination

The Intel Education Destination is a free, noncommercial online toolbox developed for and by teachers and technologists. It provides the most current information and resources to plan, implement, manage, and facilitate teaching and learning with technology. The Education Destination is one segment of the online Intel Innovation in Education program, part of a global multi-million-dollar effort to help realize the possibilities of science and technology in education. Intel, http://www.inlet.com/education/destination/.

The edConnect Membership

Edmark's edConnect features software management solutions, online resources, offline activities, a software collection, and lesson planning assistance. The package's Software Collection features Edmark products with activities for early learning, language arts, reading, math, science, and critical thinking, many of which are avaiable in Spanish, German, French, and Portuguese. The edConnect Software Mannger delivers software directly to schools, via the Internet, for network use. The edConnect Planning & Resource Center identifies appropriate Web resources, Edmart software, and offline activities and lesson plans that support curriculum needs. The edConnect memberships will be sold to schools and districts, not individual teachers. Edmark, 800/361-1890 or http://www.edmark.com/.

Lightspan for Administrators

Lightspan has created a School Leaders section for administrators, technology coordinators, superintendents, and other education leaders. The sections Current Host area features an active school leader for 4-8 weeks as the host of discussions on essential issues, ways to increase effectiveness, and use of the Web. The TooIs for School Leaders section presents Your School Online, Your Class Online, Discussion Boards, Classroom Conferencing, Mailing Lists, Web Trip Maker for creating Web Quests and Web Tours, and Professional Development areas. Additional community tools to be spotlighted in the coming year include Listmaker, Live Web Tours, PartnerFinder; Collaborative Research Center (a field trips engine), and Your Project Online. The Annotated Links to Resources section includes topics and issues for school leaders, with Web links and links to topic discussion boards. Lightspan, 888/4ALLKiDS or http://www.lightspan.com/.

Connected University Expands

The online Connected University will offer three American Museum of Natural History "Seminars on Science" curriculum courses. The coursesDiversity of Fishes, Study of Spiders, and Why Are There No More Woolly Mammoths?-are the first subject-specific courses available via Connected University. These courses also mark the first time the museum has developed educational courses for teachers specifically for an online learning program. The American Museum of Natural History also will co-develop corresponding science curriculum topics for Classroom Today, an interactive Web site that provides online curriculum and activities used by teachers as part of daily lesson plans. Classroom Connect, 800!638-1639 or http:/lwww.classroom.com/.

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