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Design a house with Frank Lloyd Wright at “Architectural Studio 3D”

Design a house with Frank Lloyd Wright at “Architectural Studio 3D”

Students can learn the secrets of architectural design and study the subtle nuances of place under the virtual tutelage of one of the world’s most influential architects at “Architectural Studio…

New requirement for federally funded schools takes effect this fall

The U.S. Constitution guarantees certain freedoms–but it appears federally funded schools aren’t free to teach about these whenever they want. If you didn’t read the Federal Register on May 24,…

Got an IT job in ed? Hang onto it!

Schools and colleges might soon have an easier time recruiting and retaining high-tech help if the latest trend in IT jobs continues on its current trajectory. Consider the case of…

P21: Rethink testing for future success

Today’s high-stakes tests are inadequate tools for measuring the kinds of skills students will need for success in the global, technology-driven workplace, according to a group of key business and…

Student-created web site aims to teach awareness, sensitivity toward others

Student-created web site aims to teach awareness, sensitivity toward others

Drawing on videotaped interviews from victims of hate speech and other sources, Ball State University students have created a web site they hope will curb the use of such epithets.…

Digital library catalogs the mysteries of science

Digital library catalogs the mysteries of science

From the National Science Foundation comes the National Science Digital Library (NSDL), a vast collection of online resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels…

Fiscal Responsibility 101: Lessons from the Federal Reserve

Fiscal Responsibility 101: Lessons from the Federal Reserve

At a time when the nation’s students are graduating college and, in some cases, high school while buried under mounting credit-card debt, the Federal Reserve has launched a newly redesigned…

Summer-school program meets students’ individual reading needs

Improving students’ reading skills has been a top priority of our national Reading First initiative–and at Mount Pleasant Area School District in Pennsylvania, we have taken this vision to heart…

Students use computers to design real-world service projects

The term "spatial technology" refers to the function of any number of different hardware and software tools that help students engage with the physical world. In a spatial technology lab,…

Video editing and production software

Adobe Premier Pro The latest version of video-editing software from Adobe Systems Inc., Premier Pro 1.5, gives users real-time tools that provide precise management for virtually every aspect of video…