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English, algebra, phys ed … and biotech?

Some public high schools are giving students lab experiences that approach, or even exceed, those found in university settings, reports the New York Times. And some teachers see an economic…

eSN TechWatch: Teaching 21st-Century Skills — November 19, 2007

eSN TechWatch: Teaching 21st-Century Skills — November 19, 2007

Charles Fadel, global leader of education for Cisco Systems, discusses the importance of teaching 21st-century skills.…

NGA, Scholastic team up to interest kids in STEM fields

In support of its "Innovation America" initiative, the National Governors Association (NGA) has launched a web site aimed at getting middle school students excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics…

Sputnik’s anniversary sparks reflection

Since the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, was launched by the Soviet Union 50 years ago, satellite technology has transformed life on Earth in a myriad of ways. According to White…

NBC News offers teachers access to video archives online

This fall, teachers will have free online access to a video vault featuring more than 60 years of historic news and information, thanks to a partnership between NBC News…

New documents aim to support students’ transition into high school

The National High School Center, a clearinghouse of high-school information based in Washington, D.C., has released four new resources on how to support and guide a smooth transition into high…

Web cameras eye online test-takers

The number of students taking courses online is surging, creating a dilemma for educators who want to prevent cheating.

Do you trust students to take an exam on their…

Groups push for media-literacy education

A new survey from the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and Cable in the Classroom reveals that states are making progress when it comes to teaching students about media…

Document cameras provide NO LIMIT! to learning math

The act of constructing–not memorizing–knowledge takes a great deal of energy and activity. It demands collaboration, real-world tools, critical thinking, creativity, and a genuine desire to learn. Knowledge construction also…

Video curriculum aims to help students of all learning styles understand science