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     Our spanish classes use X-Press, X-Change which brings the news in
from many countries.  The Mexican news comes in spanish.  All the news
comes into my school from Cable T.V.  Cable T.V comes to you at 30
frames/sec.  Inbetween each frame they have digitize text comming from I
think Colorado via Satelite to the Cable network.  Then by cable to my
school, into a little box connect to my computer.  The information comes
into the box like a waterfall.  You program your computer to select the
time of news you want (designer news).  You can program your computer to
search the news by word(s).  That means if you are looking for something
on Cold Fussion, you can tell the computer to search all the news for
that word.  Any article with that word will come up on your screen one at
a time with your word boldfaced.  This is an over simplification of what
X-Press, X-Change does, but you get the idea.  This will cost you a
one-time fee of $100 for box, cables and software.  We use it at Mesa
Verde High school to let students top of their term papers just before
they turn them in.  What is being said about your subject in the last 15mins.
Bill Sears (bsears@ctp.org)

On Mon, 24 Jan 1994, Shelley Glantz Arlington High 617-646-1000 x3138 wrote:

> On January 24, Linda Ramsey wrote:
>         We need a good source of current events in Spanish for high school
> students.  All suggestions are welcome.
> Thanks,
> Linda Ramsey                            The world is my country,
> Centralia High School Library           All people are my siblings,
> Centralia, MO  65240                    And to do good is my religion.
> 314-682-3508                              (Thomas Paine - paraphrased)
> Linda,
> If you guys have cable TV there are some good current events news programs in
>  anish on Mind Extension University or Univision. If you get Cable in the Clas
>  oom magazine they are listed in the Foreign Language section (ask your cable
>  p. if you do not
> get the magazine. If you have a satellite dish SCOLA broadcasts news programs
>  om around the world. There is also Ethnic News on CD-ROM (pretty expensive) w
>  ch has newspapers from around the world. The screen can have directions in En
>  ish or Spanish.
> If you want further info, you can reach me directly at my e-mail address.
> Shelley Glantz, library Media Specialist
> Arlington (MA) High School
> glantzs@a1. mec.mass.edu

Bill Sears, California TeleMentor       * Phone (916) 971-5281
Mesa Verde High School                  * FAX   (916) 971-5287
7600 Lauppe Lane                        * <bsears@ctp.org
Citrus Heights, CA 95621*******Society will judge the relevancy
and the efficacy of schools by their ability to prepare new
generations to be effective information gatherers and producers.

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