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One of our elementary school teachers buys her own license of Study Island
with fund raiser money - or maybe a donation. She likes it a lot. I can give
you her e-mail address if you want to know more about it - just let me know
and I'll send it to you off the list.

Bryan

Bryan Thompson
Technology Coordinator
Winooski School District
Winooski, VT 05404
802-655-2555


On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 11:44 AM, Lucie deLaBruere <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Readability Levels
> I didn't know Brittanica searched by Readability levels.
> That was one of the things I liked about Nettrekker (does anyone else use
> it?)
> I find that even though people want to search by readability levels,  not
> that many people seem to take the time to do it regularly.
> Wondering whether to discontinue Nettrekker school wide next year and
> purchase it only for people who want it.
>
> Right now,  request for Study Island and Brain Pop  have been appearing
> regularly.  Any feedback on those?
>
> Lucie
>
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 10:40 AM, Pamela Burke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>>   If you subscribe to Britannica online, do all the ads go away ?
>>
>> Yes. The best thing I've found about using Britannica online for schools
>> is the different levels of articles. Often there will be 3 different reading
>> levels of articles for one topic.
>>
>> March 8-April 2,
>>  Reading Challenge, a family affair!
>>
>> Pamela Burke
>> Librarian, Marlboro School
>> Marlboro, VT 05344
>> http://marlboroschool.net
>>
>>
>>  On Mar 9, 2010, at 9:34 AM, Bill Clark wrote:
>>
>>  If you subscribe to Britannica online, do all the ads go away ?
>>
>> I just went there, and found all the ads very distracting
>>
>> Bill Clark
>> Austine School
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: School Information Technology Discussion
>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Eric Hall
>> Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 9:36 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: Subscription for web enabled services (Study Island? Brain
>> Pop?, etc)
>>
>> We use Discovery Streaming, Britannica online, Enchanted Learning (with
>> mixed feelings - some teachers like the worksheets and handouts) and
>> Audible.com <http://audible.com/> (just getting started with this). All
>> are budgeted through the
>> library budget. The first two are heavily used and the cost is
>> justifiable.
>>
>> We have used Study Island for a couple of years, but I do not handle it
>> and
>> I do not know the level of use (low, I think) or even how it is paid for
>> (AYP $$?). I have been meaning to check to see if we are even looking at
>> data to see if it is worthwhile... Personally I am not impressed (drill &
>> practice-as-video game).
>>
>> Eric
>>
>>
>> on 3/5/10 11:04 AM, Lucie deLaBruere wrote:
>>
>> We are getting an increased number of request for subsriptions to various
>>
>> products. Some of the ones that have come in are
>>
>> EdHelper?  Brain Pop?  Study Island? Aimsweb?
>>
>> We are trying to work on a process for selection and funding of such
>>
>> resources.
>>
>> Would love to learn which ones people are using which people are finding
>>
>> most used.  Also what process you are using to select and fund these in
>>
>> your
>>
>> district.
>>
>> This year we chose Atomic Learning and Nettrekker.  (not much systemic use
>>
>> yet)
>>
>> A few years ago we had United Streaming.
>>
>> We still have a subscription to RM Math (which is not only web 2.0)
>>
>>
>> I don't believe many of these belong under technology budget, but since
>>
>> they
>>
>> need technology to support them, I think we can help people make good
>>
>> choices.
>>
>> Any feedback would be helpful.
>>
>>
>> Lucie
>>
>>
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> Tech Integration Specialist - St. Albans City Schoool
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