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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…

Computer simulation is ‘making history’

Computer simulation is ‘making history’

A simulation-style computer video game that allows players to act as world leaders, make momentous decisions, and discover the consequences is being used to teach students history. Muzzy Lane Software…

Students tackle math via fantasy football

Students tackle math via fantasy football

It’s been ten years in the making, but a former California middle-school teacher insists he’s found a way to accomplish the unthinkable: getting students to do homework on the weekends–while…

‘Hamletworks.org’ plays host to a collection of notes and interpretations

‘Hamletworks.org’ plays host to a collection of notes and interpretations

Art thou interested in Hamlet? More than 400 years after its creation, William Shakespeare’s tale of the young Danish Prince is on full display at hamletworks.org, which serves as an…

‘Awesomestories.com’ enhances learning through supplemental and primary-source materials

‘Awesomestories.com’ enhances learning through supplemental and primary-source materials

How many times have you found yourself reading an article online, only to Google the name of a person, place, or event, look at a map, or search for other…

Constitution Day

More American students, it is alleged, can name the Seven Dwarfs than can enumerate the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, also known as the Bill of Rights. (Send…

Ed tech spurs U.S.-China exchange

As the Chinese economy continues to boom and China continues to assert itself as a major player in today’s global economy, a pair of United States senators have introduced legislation…

Visit ‘Packetville’ to foster an appreciation for science and technology

Visit ‘Packetville’ to foster an appreciation for science and technology

Cisco Systems has unveiled an online village for students ages 8 to 14, called Packetville, that uses interactive video games and other activities to encourage students’ interest in math, science,…

Five lessons learned in Vail

As the first month of Empire High School’s ambitious technology experiment draws to a close, Vail School District Superintendent Calvin Baker talked with eSchool News about the school’s early trials…

N.D. rolls out guidance software

School guidance counselors across North Dakota are training to use new college-preparation software that will be deployed in all of the state’s public middle and high schools this fall, as…