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Government and civics come to life with “C-SPAN Classroom”

Government and civics come to life with “C-SPAN Classroom”

From the folks at C-SPAN, the cable television channel that broadcasts Congressional hearings, speeches, and other daily Capitol Hill events, comes a new web site for the classroom. Designed specifically…

Online phys ed catches on in schools

A seemingly incongruous concept that began in Minneapolis public schools is starting to catch on in other school systems, too: taking gym class online. Minneapolis school officials said they’re hearing…

Resource helps build information literacy

Teachers and library media specialists searching for new and innovative ways to educate their students about effective research practices now have a new online tool at their disposal: S.O.S. (Situations,…

‘i-Schools’ expand concept of IT education

‘i-Schools’ expand concept of IT education

The notion of "information technology" (IT) as a separate field of study is undergoing a radical shift at some of the nation's foremost colleges and universities--and it is…

PBS’s “Evolution” explores the human nature of scientific change

PBS’s “Evolution” explores the human nature of scientific change

Divine intervention takes on the Big Bang Theory in this PBS-sponsored web site intended to help students navigate the thorny evolution dispute being waged in school board meetings and science…

Online dictionary helps define good research

Online dictionary helps define good research

With more than 100 million visitors to its site since 2003, TheFreeDictionary.com has developed a reputation as a multifaceted, virtual research hub for students and teachers. Not only can visitors…

NEA jazzes things up with new multimedia music curriculum

NEA jazzes things up with new multimedia music curriculum

“Jazz in the Schools” is a new web-based, multimedia curriculum from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) that explores jazz as an indigenous American art form and as a…

$10B gaming field inspires new curricula

Responding to the digital media industry's appetite for skilled workers and the tastes of a new generation of students raised on Game Boy and Xbox, a growing number…

Study: States are slowly embracing eTexts

Nearly all states with textbook adoption policies now include software, digital content, and other technology-based media in their definitions of “instructional materials,” according to a recent survey by the Software…

Experts offer homework help online

Experts offer homework help online

As students get back into the routine of another school year, many will be taking advantage of the scores of experts from academia, government, and elsewhere who offer free online…