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Indianapolis students plan virtual rescue

Brownsburg sixth-graders traded in their textbooks and desks for laptop computers, calculators and compasses this week to go on a rescue mission at a small Caribbean island. Though the mission…

Video conferencing network aids distance educators

Video conferencing systems provider Polycom Inc. has launched "Polycom Collaborations Around the Planet," a global social network and directory that helps educators connect with their peers. This free collaboration…

eSN TechWatch: Inspiring Creativity — December 10, 2007

eSN TechWatch: Inspiring Creativity — December 10, 2007

In this TechWatch segment that first aired in March 2007, award-winning author and animator Peter Reynolds discusses the role technology can play in unlocking students’ creative potential.…

Image analysis gets boost from new science web site

Middle-school science teachers have a new resource at their disposal: SIMPLE Science, an online collection of science activities created by Tucson, Ariz.-based education company Science Approach with funding from the…

eSN TechWatch: Reforming Higher Ed — December 03, 2007

eSN TechWatch: Reforming Higher Ed — December 03, 2007

A look at the role technology can play in reforming higher education.…

‘HippoCampus’ aims to stimulate students’ minds

The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education has launched a free, interactive homework help web site, called HippoCampus, that provides comprehensive high school, Advanced Placement, and college course content that…

Software strikes a chord for disabled students

A program developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute allows students with severe physical disabilities to create music just by moving their heads. A digital video camera tracks these movements on a…

Technology helps reform large lectures

At Virginia Tech, students in most introductory math courses work through problems individually at one of 500 computer workstations in a giant room that is open 24 hours a day.…

English, algebra, phys ed … and biotech?

Some public high schools are giving students lab experiences that approach, or even exceed, those found in university settings, reports the New York Times. And some teachers see an economic…

eSN TechWatch: Teaching 21st-Century Skills — November 19, 2007

eSN TechWatch: Teaching 21st-Century Skills — November 19, 2007

Charles Fadel, global leader of education for Cisco Systems, discusses the importance of teaching 21st-century skills.…