Electronic resources for K–12 classrooms cover a broad spectrum of material designed to augment traditional instruction across the curriculum. The range of subjects and depth of coverage continues to expand as vendors enhance products already available or release new databases covering other fields of study or interest. The new products and features open a wide array of online resources for research and curriculum experiences that educators can use in their classrooms.
In this article, Part 5 of my series of reviews, I continue my conversations with representatives of vendors about how they are addressing the growing K–12 classroom reliance on electronic resources, the products they currently offer, and what new resources they plan to release in the near future. This article also describes updates on enhancements and new products that have been released in the last year by five of the vendors previously reviewed in this series: Gale, Greenwood Electronic Media, TeachingBooks.net, World Book, Grolier Online/Scholastic, Inc.
Here are citations for the original Database News articles: Congleton, Robert J. Database News: What’s There, and What’s Coming Up, in the World of K–12 Content—Part 1, MultiMedia & Internet@Schools 12.2 (March/April 2005): 23–27; Database News: What’s There and What’s Coming Up in the World of K–12 Content, Part 2, MultiMedia &Internet@Schools 12.4 (July/August 2005): 16–21; Database News: What’s There and What’s Coming Up in the World of K–12 Content, Part 3, MultiMedia & Internet@Schools 13.5 (September/October 2006); Database News: What’s There and What’s Coming Up in the World of K–12 Content, Part 4, MultiMedia & Internet@Schools 13.6 (November/December 2006).
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