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.
Readability LevelsI 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:
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.If you subscribe to Britannica online, do all the ads go away ?
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
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Subject: Re: Subscription for web enabled services (Study Island? Brain
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 &
on 3/5/10 11:04 AM, Lucie deLaBruere wrote:
We are getting an increased number of request for subsriptions to variousproducts. Some of the ones that have come in areEdHelper? Brain Pop? Study Island? Aimsweb?We are trying to work on a process for selection and funding of suchresources.Would love to learn which ones people are using which people are findingmost used. Also what process you are using to select and fund these inyour
district.This year we chose Atomic Learning and Nettrekker. (not much systemic useyet)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 sincethey
need technology to support them, I think we can help people make goodchoices.Any feedback would be helpful.Lucie
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