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Microsoft to ofer student, teacher discounts on Office XP

Microsoft Corp., aiming to broaden the use of its Office suite of business software among students and school districts, said it will begin selling a discounted version of Office XP…

Profiteers target expired educational web site addresses

Operators of some education-related web sites that have changed internet addresses are reporting a disturbing trend: Profiteers and purveyors of pornography are snatching up the rights to the old addresses…

Here’s a holiday site for which any educator would be thankful

http://www.educationplanet.com/articles/thanksgiving.html “I, your magistrate do proclaim that all ye Pilgrims, with your wives and ye little ones, do gather at ye meeting house, on ye hill … there to ……

“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…