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Texas company’s online test readies students for new state exam

A Texas company has devised an online test to help second-graders prepare for a new statewide exam that debuts in 2003, called the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS).…

Free web resource helps schools evaluate tech companies

Beginning this month, you and your colleagues will have a new ally to help you make better purchasing decisions: eSchool News has created a free internet resource that will help…

Texas district’s eBook collection is worth checking out

An unusual new library at a Houston-area school district allows teachers and students to access hundreds of titles from anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, seven days a…

Grant Deadlines

April Alan Shephard Technology in Education Awards Educators who demonstrate the effective use technology in the classroom are eligible to win a laptop computer through this brand-new program from the…

Grant Awards

$105,000 in equipment from Schering-Plough Corp. School nurses in Tennessee will get laptop computers, thanks to a donation from a New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company. Schering-Plough Corp., headquartered in Kenilworth, N.J.,…

Use this new online curriculum to make sure your students are “CyberSmart!”

CyberSmart!, a new online curriculum co-published by the nonprofit CyberSmart! School Program and Macmillan/ McGraw-Hill, addresses the challenge of empowering children to use the internet safely, responsibly, and effectively. Developed…

“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…