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N.C. officials suggest buying more online versions of textbooks

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, N.C., school officials told the school board Aug. 26 that buying more online subscriptions for social-studies textbooks might be a necessary next step, the Winston-Salem Journal reports.…

Teacher’s travel blog helps students experience faraway places

The Indianapolis Star reports that Brooks School Elementary teacher Mark Heiden took his students along on his summer trip to Germany--with a little help from the internet. …

First ‘hybrid’ courses; now, a ‘hybrid’ school

"Hybrid" courses, which offer a blend of online and face-to-face instruction, have become increasingly popular in schools and colleges nationwide. Now, a new high school in Hawaii has taken the…

Oklahoma teachers urged to integrate technology

Oklahoma State Superintendent Sandy Garrett called on teachers July 8 to integrate more technology into classrooms to engage students who have spent their entire lives in a digital world, reports…

ASU robotics camp clicks for students, teachers

A summer robotics camp at Arizona State University is getting high school students interested in computers and giving teachers the skills to teach the subject in their classrooms, the East…

From making videos to taking online courses, summer school has evolved

Mercedez Barrera made a music video this summer, and Brianna Mendiola studied economics and government on the internet, reports the Avalanche-Journal of Lubbock, Texas. …

Opponents of evolution adopting new strategy

The New York Times reports that a new battle looms in Texas over science textbooks that teach evolution, and the wrestle for control seizes on three words: "strengths and weaknesses."…

Schools join to design STEM magnet

Prince William County, after years of longing, may finally get a selective magnet school to serve as a mini-rival to Fairfax County's prestigious Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and…

‘Hybrid’ courses show promise

"Hybrid courses," or courses that deliver part of their instruction in a traditional lecture manner and part in an online environment, are becoming increasingly popular among schools and colleges. Proponents…

Free lesson plans help bring Google Earth into classrooms

"Google Earth Lessons" is a free public resource created by teachers, for teachers, to give educators tools and ideas for using the free Google Earth software in their classrooms. Using…