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Let students’ imaginations roam at “Science Knows No Boundaries”

This new site from the United States Department of Agriculture gives students a chance to explore the use of science throughout the world. It enables kids to hunt for bugs…

Take project-based learning by storm at “WeatherNet Classroom”

AWS Convergence Technologies Inc., owner of the world’s largest live weather network, has created a new interactive learning tool that integrates real-time local and national weather data and camera images…

Cultivate students’ creativity with the “Imagine Mars Project”

The prospect of life on Mars has fascinated scientists and researchers for years, and it served as the basis for a popular interdisciplinary program from the National Aeronautics and Space…

Unearth the mysteries of archaeology at the Field Museum’s “Expeditions” site

Follow leading scientists as they embark on expeditions around the world! The Field Museum’s “Expeditions” site provides an opportunity for students to learn exactly what professional scientific research is all…

Sculpt an interactive learning experience at this Hirshhorn Museum site

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian’s museum of modern and contemporary art, has developed this site to help students learn about different types of art while providing them…

Leave no question unanswered about “No Child Left Behind”

The Bush Administration’s “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) policy brings new regulations for schools seeking federal funding for education. This site from the United States Department of Education is designed…

Put high-stakes testing to the test with this “Frontline” web site

High-stakes testing continues to be a lightning rod for national debate, as educators argue whether these assessments provide a valid measure of our students’ understanding or our schools’ degree of…

Swap tech tips, rate companies, and seek advice from colleagues at “eSN Online”

eSchool News has launched a new feature on its web site that gives educators a chance to discuss certain industry trends and find out what companies are doing to meet…

“Technically Speaking” sounds a clear call to action for schools

Technological literacy—a broad understanding of the human-designed world and our place in it—is an essential quality for all people who live in the increasingly technology-driven 21st century. This web site…

“Misunderstood Minds” broadens understanding of learning disabilities

The companion web site to another PBS documentary, “Misunderstood Minds” was designed to teach parents, students, and educators about children with learning disabilities. The site contains profiles of children featured…