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PC makers’ incentives could benefit schools

From eSchool News staff and wire service reports With the slumping U.S. economy having slowed computer sales, some PC manufacturers are launching innovative marketing campaigns to help persuade shoppers to…

Math and science take flight at “Liftoff”

http://www.aviationnow.com/liftoff This new site from McGraw-Hill’s Aviation Week will tweak the curiosity of K-6 students and inspire youngsters to learn more about the wonders of flight. Liftoff Education supplies teachers…

Learn about bird behavior at “Raptors in the City”

http://www.raptorsinthecity.com The peregrine falcon battled its way back from near extinction and was officially removed from the endangered species list in 1999. Now, with the help of this site, students…

“EDSITEment” adds to its impressive collection of online resources

http://edsitement.neh.gov EDSITEment, the National Endowment for the Humanities’ collection of the internet’s best humanities resources for K-12 teachers, has grown from 105 to 131 peer-reviewed web sites, the agency recently…

ED reveals a new and improved web site

http://www.ed.gov On Oct. 16, Education Secretary Rod Paige announced that the U.S. Department of Education (ED) web site has been redesigned to improve its organization and function for all users…

Match software to state standards using Edumatch.com

http://www.edumatch.com Cambridge Development Laboratories recently launched its new premium program for school administrators, designed to allow administrators to determine whether the software they’ve selected complies with their state curriculum standards.…

Grant Deadlines

December Microsoft’s Curriculum Grant Program Educators in middle schools, high schools, and secondary-level vocational and technical schools are eligible to apply for these grants, which award software licenses for Microsoft…

Product Spotlight

Microsoft’s Teaching and Learning Resource Kit The fourth generation of Microsoft’s Teaching and Learning Resource Kit provides new tools and innovative ways for teachers and students to learn how to…

NSF launches math, science teaching initiative

Responding to what it calls a “critical need,” the National Science Foundation has launched a $100 million initiative to regenerate leadership in teaching and research in math, science, and technology…

Project uses eMail to promote understanding

In an effort to promote global understanding and deter terrorism, President George W. Bush has announced the creation of an eMail exchange program between students from the United States and…