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Explore virtual field trip options through the Prince William Network

Explore virtual field trip options through the Prince William Network

Prince William Network is the award-winning distance learning arm of The Prince William County Public Schools in northern Virginia. Productions are the product of teachers and school media professionals working…

Updated Library of Congress web site includes new resources for teachers, students

Updated Library of Congress web site includes new resources for teachers, students

With an eye toward education, officials at the Library of Congress (LOC) have significantly upgraded the online component of the world’s largest library, making a wide range of resources and…

Project SMARTArt promotes media literacy with these free web tools

Project SMARTArt promotes media literacy with these free web tools

Billed as a virtual “how-to” program for teaching media literacy to K-5 students, the Project SMARTArt web site showcases the results of a U.S. Department of Education-funded media literacy program…

‘Blackout’ shows tech’s central role

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is claiming success in its first-ever “Imagine a Technology Blackout” event. Thousands of teachers and students took part in the program, which ran…

Gates: Guide students to computer science

The world’s richest man, perhaps reflecting on his own success, pronounced himself baffled by what’s keeping more students from going into computer science. Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates was speaking July…

Visual Communicator Studio helps Brevard County Public Schools work “among the stars”

Following the lead of the county's own Kennedy Space Center, Brevard County (Florida) Public Schools wanted to provide access to space age video technology to 75,000 students in its 82…

Textbooks give way to digital curriculum

The march from textbooks to computerized content began to look a little more inevitable this week as educators in Arizona and Tennessee edged closer to the all-digital curriculum. In Tennessee,…

Video-game camps target at-risk youth

Video-game camps target at-risk youth

A trio of electronic gaming enthusiasts is playing on kids’ interest in video games to help at-risk urban students learn key math and science concepts–and possibly open doors into the…

Computer classes losing their luster?

Courses in computer science are in danger of losing their appeal and support, according to teachers talking with the Associated Press (AP) during the 143rd National Education Association conference in…

“Helping Hands” connects students with their peers from around the globe to make a difference

“Helping Hands” connects students with their peers from around the globe to make a difference

Thanks to the explosion of multimedia resources and communication tools in today’s schools and homes, young people now–more than ever before–are exposed to the hardships and tragedies faced by distant…