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“History and Politics Out Loud” is a site to hear as well as see

http://www.hpol.org Since the very first reports hit the news wires, the tragedy of Sept. 11 has been compared to other great national tragedies, but perhaps none so much as the…

Help students warm up to mathematics at “Hotmath.com”

http://www.hotmath.com Founded by two math teachers, this homework web site ties directly to students’ commonly used textbooks to provide immediate help on homework assignments. Students purchase a subscription to the…

“Bucket Buddies” examines the smallest critters in the pond

http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/bucketproj Bucket Buddies allows students to become scientists. This online program lets students in classes and schools from all over the globe participate in a study that asks the question:…

Even the youngest students can put civics first with “Firstgov for Kids”

http://www.kids.gov The United States government has created an interagency kids’ portal to accompany its broad-based FirstGov.gov site for teenagers and adults. The site has been divided into educational subjects that…

Fix your network’s “Top 20″ vulnerabilities with this SANS Institute site

http://www.sans.org/top20.htm A little over a year ago, the System Administration, Networking, and Security (SANS) Institute released a document summarizing the 10 most critical internet security vulnerabilities. Thousands of organizations used…

Keep track of your technology using MicroSaver.com

http://www.microsaver.com Technology today is virtual, portable, convenient, and—according to the Kensington Technology Group’s MicroSaver.com—easier to steal than ever. Each year, United States businesses and organizations lose $250 million in hardware…

Here’s everything you need to know about mobile computing in schools (but were afraid to ask)

http://www.learningwithlaptops.org School computer labs are no longer down the hall in many schools; laptops are moving them into the classroom. As laptops become more popular with educators, one site aims…

Working technology into the

http://www.pineriver.k12.mi.us/ms/lessonplans/lessonplans.html The students and teachers at Pine River Middle School in LeRoy, Mich., have found several ways to incorporate technology into the curriculum. This site shares their ideas and provides…

“Web for Teachers” is a professional development bonanza

http://4teachers.org Web for Teachers helps integrate technology into instruction and offers resources aimed at improving teachers’ skills in and out of the classroom. The site features various tools for teachers,…

Waterford Early Math & Science

Electronic Education, a division of Pearson Education, has announced the release of Waterford Early Math & Science, a technology-driven curriculum for students in pre-kindergarten through grade two. Based on research…