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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…

Students get opportunity to work with local businesses

Local schools have developed partnerships with industries to expose students to the workplace.…

Robotics contest entices Va. teens

Selling high-schoolers on engineering careers--and by natural extension, math and science courses--can be as difficult as convincing them of the virtues of abstinence and not dancing too closely at the…

Veteran on Texas education board holds seat against creationism backer

Veteran Texas State Board of Education member Pat Hardy of Fort Worth defeated Cleburne urologist Barney Maddox in the GOP primary March 4, holding off an effort by social conservatives…

Survey finds teens ignorant on basic history, literature

Fewer than half of American teenagers who were asked basic history and literature questions in a phone survey knew when the Civil War was fought, and one in four said…

Learning with laptops

This fall, each incoming sixth-grader at the Baltimore, MD-area Joppa private school will get a new laptop, eliminating the need for textbooks in three core subjects - science, math and…

Teenagers lead lessons in technology

At a Baltimore, MD, high school, students teach free after-school courses in Photoshop, game design, web design and popular programs like MS Office to other students and community residents...…

eSN TechWatch: February 2008

eSN TechWatch: February 2008

A wake-up call for American educators, and what schools can learn from the movie industry. Plus, some ideas for making ed-tech research more effective.…

Virtual bridge spans gender gap in computer animation

A still small but growing number of girls are enrolling in animation classes where students learn the basic tools for creating animated films and video games...…

eSN TechWatch: Healthy Listening — January 28, 2008

eSN TechWatch: Healthy Listening — January 28, 2008

A new public-service campaign teaches students about the dangers of misusing MP3 players.…