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Massive biology web site could democratize science

In a whale-sized project, the world's scientists plan to compile everything they know about all of Earth's 1.8 million known species and put it all on one web site, open…

Schools ride emerging trend: Bus-based connectivity

School buses and other vehicles are being equipped with wireless internet access in an emerging trend that has enormous implications for students. Proponents of the trend say wireless connectivity on…

Virtual tours offer trips through time

As technology improves and costs fall, educators, museums, and others increasingly are using video, animation, graphics, and other technology to depict historical sites virtually, in three dimensions--beyond what text, maps,…

Little blue robots recruit college kids

A new course at Georgia Tech University that asks students to program a low-cost personal robot called the Scribbler is part of a growing movement in schools nationwide to reignite…

Contest helps boost math, science skills

Boston.com reports that the Global Challenge is a Vermont-based contest aimed at improving American high school students' math and science skills. During the school year, 58 teams of American students…

“InvestorEd 101″ collects valuable sites for teaching about investing

Teachers searching for high-quality educational content about investing for their middle or high school classrooms can turn to this new resource from the Alliance for Investor Education (AIE), which has…

“Primary Source Learning” has everything you need to incorporate primary sources into your lessons

Created and updated by practicing educators, "Primary Source Learning" helps teachers use primary-source materials from the Library of Congress in their lessons. The site's Teaching Materials database helps educators quickly…

View the latest images from Mars during this live webcast from the Exploratorium

The Exploratorium of San Francisco is holding a live webcast May 12 featuring an update on the Cassini spacecraft, which continues to orbit Saturn, sending back astonishing images of the…

Robots tackle core of STEM education

As pressure mounts to educate today's students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics--also known as the STEM disciplines--to ensure America remains a global leader in innovation, educators from coast to…

More students getting laptops instead of textbooks

With the help of funding for schools affected by Hurricane Katrina and reward money for rising test scores, a Louisiana high school this fall will become one of the first…