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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…

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…

$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…

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…

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,…

‘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…