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> 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
>> 
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