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Explore the mystery of all things living at “The Shape of Life”

This PBS-sponsored site is the educational complement to eight hours of programming dedicated to exploring the diversity of animal life on Earth. “The Shape of Life” contains video clips from…

Teach students about segregation with “The History of Jim Crow”

When folksinger Daddy Rice painted his face black and sang about Jim Crow in the 1830s, he could not have imagined that his words would remain forever symbolic of the…

“Jazz in America” trumpets the roots of American music

“Jazz In America” is a new online curriculum that follows the emergence of this musical phenomenon from the cobblestone streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter to concert halls and music…

“Minority Leadership Project” aims to bridge the divide between haves and have-nots

Technology continues to play an increasingly integral part in education, but making it equally available for minority students still remains a challenge. This new site from the International Society for…

“Out2Teach.com” focuses on integrating technology in the classroom

Ninth-grade students Evan Russo and Marshal Roch have teamed up to create this online portal for the educational community. Out2Teach.com proves that in the technology age, sometimes it’s the students…

“Assessment & Achievement” prepares schools for the increased demands of new federal regulations

New regulations set forth by the Bush administration’s No Child Left Behind Act have moved accountability to the forefront of every educator’s agenda. eSchool News Online’s latest Educational Resource Center,…

With PC tracking software, stolen laptop recovered almost instantly

A teacher from DeSoto High School in Texas, knowing she would be out of the classroom on school business for the day on Friday, April 17, hid her laptop in…

Product Spotlight

Apple expands into server market with Xserve Apple Computer Inc. on May 14 introduced its first-ever rack-mountable server product, called Xserve. Aimed at environments where Macs are plentiful—such as schools—the…

Calendar of Events

July July 5-7 San Diego. 2002 ESRI Education User Conference. Educators who use geographic information system (GIS) technology in their schools will have a unique opportunity to discuss their findings…

Partners Index

3Com Corp., with headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., provides top-notch computer networking solutions for schools and businesses. Visit 3Com’s web site: http://www.3com.com (800) 638-3266 See 3Com’s ad on page 23…