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T+L² 2005 — Instructional solutions

In the T+L² exhibit hall, hundreds of educational technology companies were on hand to demonstrate the latest products and services for use in schools. Here’s a look at some of…

NSBA T+L² 2005 — Content and curriculum management

In the T+L² exhibit hall, hundreds of educational technology companies were on hand to demonstrate the latest products and services for use in schools. Here’s a look at some of…

Wikibooks to offer free eTexts for education

The Wikimedia Foundation–the group known best for the open-source, freely licensed encyclopedia project Wikipedia, which invites users to write, edit, and expand upon encyclopedia entries to create a collaborative, free-to-use…

Grading NCLB: Policy briefs evaluate three years of education reform

Grading NCLB: Policy briefs evaluate three years of education reform

To help policy makers, the news media, and other stakeholders–including school officials–understand the effects of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the Center on Education Policy (CEP) has developed…

“Creative Connections” helps students reach out across the world

“Creative Connections” helps students reach out across the world

More than 1,500 classes from around the globe reportedly have participated in this online virtual exchange program that connects students and teachers around the world in efforts to promote a…

One side can be wrong

It sounds so reasonable, doesn’t it? Such a modest proposal. Why not teach “both sides” and let the children decide for themselves? As President Bush said, “You’re asking me whether…

How should schools handle evolution? Debate it.

The sky is falling–or so you might think if you have been reading reports about the federal trial concerning the Dover, Pa., school board’s decision to read students a statement…

Put learning into motion with these online biology resources

Put learning into motion with these online biology resources

Having trouble finding illustrations, diagrams, and interactive activities to supplement biology lectures for your students? Want to provide a visual representation of the passage of blood through the human cardiovascular…

Government and civics come to life with “C-SPAN Classroom”

Government and civics come to life with “C-SPAN Classroom”

From the folks at C-SPAN, the cable television channel that broadcasts Congressional hearings, speeches, and other daily Capitol Hill events, comes a new web site for the classroom. Designed specifically…

Online phys ed catches on in schools

A seemingly incongruous concept that began in Minneapolis public schools is starting to catch on in other school systems, too: taking gym class online. Minneapolis school officials said they’re hearing…