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5/6 grade teacher, Irving B. Weber School, 3850 Rohret Road, Iowa City, IA 52246

Articles By Alice Kurtz
Sublime Learning services offer training for educators in the effective use of technology as it is woven together with teaching best practices.
Posted 01 Mar 2011 / Mar/Apr 2011 Issue
Atomic Learning is a subscription service that offers online training and resources to educators and students for software, applications, and 21 st-century productivity skills. Training is delivered via short tutorial movies.
Posted 01 Mar 2011 / Mar/Apr 2011 Issue
Alice Kurtz reviews Shmoop, a free portal of digital resources, primarily for literature and social studies topics, that help students relate subjects being studied in school to their daily lives.
Posted 01 Nov 2010 / Nov/Dec 2010 Issue
Alice Kurtz discusses "Lost Nation: The Ioway," an interactive DVD that allows students to explore the plight of one tribe of Native Americans as Europeans moved westward across the North American continent.
Posted 01 May 2010 / May/Jun 2010 Issue
Alice Kurtz reviews The Historian's Apprentice, a social studies program that enables students to act as historians as they follow a protocol for examining primary and secondary sources to answer complex questions from American history.
Posted 01 Mar 2010 / Mar/Apr 2010 Issue
Alice Kurtz reviews The September 11th Education Program: A National Interdisciplinary Curriculum, a seven-unit multimedia curriculum focused on the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Posted 01 Nov 2009 / Nov/Dec 2009 Issue
Alice Kurtz reviews Discovery Education streaming Plus, a web-based subscription servce that offers digital content and a media resource library service.
Posted 01 Jul 2009 / Jul/Aug 2009 Issue
Alice Kurtz reviews eLibrary, a web-based collection of periodicals, images, learning resources, and teacher tools.
Posted 01 May 2009 / May/Jun 2009 Issue
Alice Kurtz reviews World Book Student, the redesigned and upgraded version of the World Book Online Reference Center.
Posted 01 Mar 2009 / Mar/Apr 2009 Issue
Alice Kurtz reviews Timeliner XE, a software program designed to organize data into visual multimedia diagrams such as timelines, sequences, and cycles.
Posted 01 Nov 2008 / Nov/Dec 2008 Issue
Alice Kurtz takes a look at two new web sites from the Library of Congress.
Posted 01 Jul 2008 / Jul/Aug 2008 Issue
Alie Kurtz reivews Learn360, a video streaming service for K-12.
Posted 01 May 2008 / May/Jun 2008 Issue
Alice Kurtz reviews a mutidisciplinary program containing the award-winning documentary "When the Levees Broke" and a companion curriculum guide.
Posted 01 Jul 2007 / Jul/Aug 2007 Issue
Reviewer Alice Kurtz takes a look at Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society, a ready-reference database that examines today's major social issues.
Posted 01 May 2007 / May/Jun 2007 Issue
Alice Kurtz reviews Virtual History - Ancient Egypt, a CD-based computer simulation designed to allow students to experience life in the Egypt of 4,000 years ago.
Posted 01 Mar 2007 / Mar/Apr 2007 Issue
Reviewer Alice Kurtz takes a look at American History Online, a database for 7th grade - high school learning.
Posted 01 Nov 2006 / Nov/Dec 2006 Issue
Reviewer Alice Kurtz takes a look at Issues and Controversies in American History, a subscription database from Facts on File News Services.
Posted 01 Sep 2006 / Sep/Oct 2006 Issue
Alice Kurtz reviews PLATO's semester-long online program for high school History and Geography coursework.
Posted 01 Jul 2006 / July/Aug 2006 Issue
The Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library, published by UXL, covers the history of America during the second half of the 19th century, a time when the country began its march toward the role of the wealthiest and most powerful industrial nation in the world.
Posted 01 May 2006 / May/June 2006 Issue
Freedom on the Move, Continuing the March Toward a More Perfect Union offers students a multimedia experience focused on the important historical events associated with the civil rights movement, as well as an exploration of the issues of discrimination, prejudice, and bias.
Posted 01 Mar 2006 / Mar/Apr 2006 Issue
Reviewer Alice Kurtz takes a look at
Posted 01 Nov 2005 / Nov/Dec 2005 Issue
A review of the companion Web site for the PBS/NOVA "Saving the National Treasures" television program.
Posted 01 Jul 2005 / Jul/Aug 2005 Issue
Discovery Health Connection is a Web-based subscription service that provides a digital library of health and prevention resources for K-12 teachers including curriculum guides, worksheets, videos, and extension activities that address nine health and prevention issues for students.
Posted 01 May 2005 / May/Jun 2005 Issue
Call to Freedom is a complete, online American history textbook covering pre-Columbian America to the present. It offers all of the features, content, and extensions of a traditional print textbook and includes a variety of tools that create an interactive environment for student learning.
Posted 01 Mar 2005 / Mar/Apr 2005 Issue
An easy-to-use educational software program that enables secondary education teachers and college instructors to bring U.S. demographic data into the classroom.
Posted 01 Nov 2004 / Nov/Dec 2004 Issue
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