The Internet Coach
— a series of products from APTE, a multimedia software publisher and Internet company that develops Web learning software — has a new component: the Internet Coach Digital Photo Activity Kit — Bilingual Version. It combines digital photo technology with practical classroom computing applications.
The Digital Photo Activity Kit is designed to strengthen children’s writing abilities, develop spatial relationship skills and promote technology literacy, according to company spokesperson Mike Harris. Students can combine their own photos with a variety of writing exercises to create newsletters, book reports, picture frames, stickers and more.
In the Bilingual Version, a Spanish-English toggle switch lets you switch back and forth between languages at any point in the program. The teacher’s guide includes camera projects and writing activities both educators and parents can use. The teacher’s guide and program CD-ROM is US$64.95.
If you’d like the kit, but don’t have a digital camera, there’s a $99 Deluxe Edition that includes a kid-friendly, low end digital camera, an Argus DC-1500, that stores up to 80 photographs. The Digital Photo Activity Kit runs on Mac OS 7.1 or higher, but hasn’t been Carbonized for Mac OS X.