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“The Frederick Douglass Papers” provides insight into the abolitionist’s life and times

“The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress” presents the papers of the 19th-century African-American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his own freedom by becoming an…

Make a map of the night sky using “Sky Chart”

Stargazing just got a whole lot more fun with the advent of this web site. Now, you can look up at the stars and actually know which constellation you’re looking…

The Mona Lisa is a click away at this Louvre web site

The web site for the Louvre, arguably the most famous art museum in the world, allows students to drop in on the Mona Lisa, examine precious Etruscan artifacts, and take…

Excavate fun cave information at the “Virtual Cave”

Earth science teachers will love this new site about caves, where students can view numerous photos of a variety of caves and cave formations, from spelunkers Djuna Bewley and Dave…

Calculate your network’s total cost of ownership with “TCO Calculator”

The Institute for the Advancement of Emerging Technologies in Education (IAETE) in February announced the release of the K-12 TCO Calculator, a free online tool that helps schools estimate and…

“RuralEducation.org” connects schools in remote areas with 21st-century tools

The Rural Education Technology Alliance (RETA) is a new organization of five leading technology companies committed to working with rural educators and education organizations to assess and address the unique…

Here’s an apple for the “Professional Teachers”

Canter & Associates, a leading provider of professional development programs for teachers, recently launched ProfessionalTeacher.com, a web site designed to support the professional development efforts of K-12 classroom teachers and…

School tech experts climb onto this “Soapbox” to provide insight

Are online textbooks the best learning resource for the future? What are the key issues that will determine the effectiveness of this emerging technology? A panel of experts, including leaders…

“eGuidance” provides counseling services for students in an eLearning world

Bridges.com Inc., a provider of career and educational planning solutions, and Peterson’s, a provider of postsecondary educational information, have teamed up to launch the eGuidanceCenter. This new web-based guidance resource…

Calendar of Events

April Apr. 6-9 New Orleans. National School Boards Association’s 62nd Annual Conference. This conference will feature world-class speakers, including former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, as well…