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Robots stand in for bedridden students

Lying in his hospital room, on a mattress designed to protect his fragile skin, 13-year-old Achim Nurse poked his bandaged fingers at an orange button on what looked like a…

Mississippi proposes self-paced, online curriculum

Mississippi Superintendent of Education Hank Bounds has unveiled a new $20 million proposal designed to offer seven possible career paths to high school students, as well as online courses that…

Rice builds body of knowledge

A Rice University faculty member has created a system for the free online publication and exchange of curriculum material and other educational research on a vast range of topics–from engineering,…

Teachers sell lesson plans online

A new web site launched in April, teacherspayteachers.com, aims to do for teachers what eBay has done for the masses: It gives teachers a far-reaching platform for selling…

Zero-gravity flights kindle science spark

A program sponsored by Northrop Grumman Corp. and Zero Gravity Corp. is giving teachers across the country the chance to design and conduct science experiments in a zero-gravity…

Zero-gravity flights kindle science spark

A program sponsored by Northrop Grumman Corp. and Zero Gravity Corp. is giving teachers across the country the chance to design and conduct science experiments in a zero-gravity…

$7,000 for professional development and other studies

Grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: grants to individuals fund…

Technology aids health education

Educators and school leaders across the country are taking steps to curb childhood obesity by stepping up their health education programs--and many are using technology to better engage…

Looking for good WebQuests? Try TeacherWeb’s extensive collection

Looking for good WebQuests? Try TeacherWeb’s extensive collection

TeacherWeb Inc., a provider of web site templates for educators, recently announced that it has collected its ten thousandth WebQuest from contributing educators. As of press time, more than 3,300…

“NationMaster” lets users compare statistics for countries worldwide

“NationMaster” lets users compare statistics for countries worldwide

Teachers of geography, economics, political science, sociology, and a host of other disciplines are likely to appreciate NationMaster, a massive online database of information on countries around the world. Compiled…