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Interactive video conferences cover all bases

Leonard DiFranza believes he’s got a home run for educators: The interactive systems technician from the National Baseball Hall of Fame (HOF) was at NECC 2006 to discuss how teachers…

Teachers sell lesson plans online

A new web site launched in April, teacherspayteachers.com, aims to do for teachers what eBay has done for the masses: It gives teachers a far-reaching platform for selling…

Gates Foundation gives $10.4M to North Carolina schools

Acknowledging North Carolina’s efforts to overhaul its education system to meet the demands of the 21st century, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has again given the state’s high schools…

Project helps judge credibility of online information

Two university researchers, along with a team of experts, are working on a technology that would help users assess the credibility of information they find through internet searches. Michael Eisenberg,…

Robots stand in for bedridden students

Lying in his hospital room, on a mattress designed to protect his fragile skin, 13-year-old Achim Nurse poked his bandaged fingers at an orange button on what looked like a…

Mississippi proposes self-paced, online curriculum

Mississippi Superintendent of Education Hank Bounds has unveiled a new $20 million proposal designed to offer seven possible career paths to high school students, as well as online courses that…

Rice builds body of knowledge

A Rice University faculty member has created a system for the free online publication and exchange of curriculum material and other educational research on a vast range of topics–from engineering,…

Teachers sell lesson plans online

A new web site launched in April, teacherspayteachers.com, aims to do for teachers what eBay has done for the masses: It gives teachers a far-reaching platform for selling…

Zero-gravity flights kindle science spark

A program sponsored by Northrop Grumman Corp. and Zero Gravity Corp. is giving teachers across the country the chance to design and conduct science experiments in a zero-gravity…

Zero-gravity flights kindle science spark

A program sponsored by Northrop Grumman Corp. and Zero Gravity Corp. is giving teachers across the country the chance to design and conduct science experiments in a zero-gravity…