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Parents can follow school trips online at “Explorica”

In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, many schools have shelved travel plans and canceled educational tours for their students. But educational travel company Explorica is working to…

Track states’ school spending information with the “Education Finance Database”

School leaders, national and state policy makers, and other education stakeholders now can tap into a new online, interactive database to find out how the nation spends the estimated $350…

Boost teacher prep and recruitment with this federal government site

On March 5, First Lady Laura Bush hosted the White House Conference on Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers. This Department of Education web page contains information related to the conference and the…

“Technopoli” is a model for keeping staff skills current

Ohio’s teachers are getting a helping hand as they enter the brave new world of teaching with technology. This web site for a statewide initiative dubbed “Technopoli” is helping educators…

VBricks make interactive video a powerful learning tool

New York City school officials wanted to bring high-quality, interactive video to the classroom—without breaking the bank. By all accounts, they’ve succeeded by finding a solution that delivers TV-quality images…

SchoolNet captures data showing students’ progress, needs

Writing weekly lesson plans can be an overwhelming chore at times for elementary school teacher Barbara Foster, but technology is making it a less onerous task. Instead of reviewing hefty…

Product Spotlight

Portable assistive technology solution from Xybernaut XyberKids, from Xybernaut Corp., is a wearable assistive technology solution ideal for students with disabilities, such as autism or cerebral palsy. XyberKids consists of…

Partners Index

Adobe Systems Inc., of San Jose, Calif., is a leading producer of illustration and design software. Visit Adobe’s web site: http://www.adobe.com (800) 834-3396 See the ad for Adobe Systems on…

New report helps schools deal with violence

Following a three-year partnership between the United States Department of Education (ED) and the United States Secret Service (USSS), a joint report summarizing their work reveals that incidents of targeted…

Colorado high school takes safety in hand

Handheld computing devices are catching on in thousands of classrooms across the country, as more educational applications have been developed to support learning. Now, an enterprising Colorado high school has…