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Simkins, Michael – Technology & Learning, 2007
Finding the right book with a main character successfully coping with a situation similar to the one he or she is facing and having it on hand are very real obstacles. With today's digital technologies, however, and a bit of innovative maneuvering, this could be a challenge of the past. This article discusses a futuristic approach used to deal…
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Internet, Coping, Web Sites
Richardson, Will – Technology & Learning, 2006
This article takes a look at tech guru Will Richardson's new book, "Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms." Whether it's blogs or wikis or RSS, all roads now point to a Web where little is done in isolation. The biggest, most sweeping change in the people's relationship with the Internet may not be as much the ability…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology, Educational Principles, Social Environment
Branzburg, Jeffrey – Technology & Learning, 2006
A podcast is a method of distributing multimedia files, usually (but not limited to) audio in the MP3 format, over the Internet to subscribers. Anybody can be a subscriber--one only needs the proper software to receive the subscription. In this article, the author discusses how to create one's own podcast. Before creating the podcast, one needs a…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Software, Multimedia Materials, Computers
Branzburg, Jeffrey – Technology & Learning, 2006
The Internet is a natural place to look for images that teachers can use in lessons and students can use in projects and assignments. Google, Yahoo, AltaVista--many of these popular search engines offer image searching. Usually there is a tab to click at the top of the page to select image searching; just enter a search term and go! However, this…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Internet, Search Engines, Web Sites
Riley, Sheila – Technology & Learning, 2006
In this article, John Forbes, administrative analyst for the 80,000-student Fresno Unified School District in Fresno, and Terrence Young, chief information officer for the 70,000-student Guilford Country Schools in Greensboro, North Carolina, share their strategies for getting staff on board with Web-based data systems. These are the strategies:…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Internet, Data, Data Analysis
Technology & Learning, 2005
This article features the netTrekker d.i. The World Wide Web offers students the ability to do extensive searches for information. Properly used, it allows them to conduct the type of in-depth research that past generations could only dream of. Along with the opportunities are challenges. Danger lurks in the form of sites with misleading,…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Internet, Web Sites, Search Strategies
Simkins, Michael – Technology & Learning, 2005
Most school administrators have a good conceptual grasp of technology and understand its value in education. Yet many are "closet techno-incompetents" when it comes to personal use. In this article, the author presents ten tips for the techno-challenged. The "advanced search" option, among others, is a helpful way to search for information.…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Information Technology