> 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 (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 >> > > CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is > for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential > and privileged information protected under the Family Educational Rights and > Privacy Act. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is > prohibited. If you are not an intended recipient, please contact the sender > by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the message.