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FETC 2005 — Multimedia creation tools

More than 500 ed-tech companies exhibited at this year’s Florida Educational Technology Conference. Here’s a sampling of news from the exhibitors offering multimedia creation tools: Alias Systems Corp. demonstrated Maya,…

FETC 2005 — Instructional software

More than 500 ed-tech companies exhibited at this year’s Florida Educational Technology Conference. Here’s a sampling of news from the exhibitors offering instructional software: Curriculum Advantage, publisher of the Classworks…

New test gauges ICT literacy

ETS, the nonprofit group that created the SAT and a number of other standardized tests, has worked with educators, information technology experts, and other institutions to develop a new test…

Discover America alongside history’s great adventurers

Discover America alongside history’s great adventurers

Set sail with some of Europe’s most famous explorers, including Christopher Columbus, and witness how these early pioneers first viewed our fledgling country–long before it became the United States of…

Hook students on a reflection of underwater ecosystems with this study of the lionfish

Hook students on a reflection of underwater ecosystems with this study of the lionfish

What is as graceful and beautiful as a butterfly, as ferocious as the most dangerous predator, and delivers a painful sting with its venomous spines? Answer: the lionfish, an invasive…

Recreate the excitement of discovery from the Mars rover missions

Recreate the excitement of discovery from the Mars rover missions

In an interactive video experience at “Welcome to Mars,” the latest educational resource from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Steve Squyres, principal scientific investigator of the Mars rover mission, narrates…

Foster more parent involvement in education with these resources from the Family Strengthening Policy Center

Foster more parent involvement in education with these resources from the Family Strengthening Policy Center

An initiative of the National Assembly, an 80-year-old alliance of national nonprofit health and human services organizations, the Family Strengthening Policy Center (FSPC) aims to improve lifelong outcomes for children…

New online toolbox prepares students for higher education

New online toolbox prepares students for higher education

“College Readiness for All” is an online toolbox designed to help educators and college outreach professionals increase overall college preparation and access for all students. Its features include strategies, tools,…

Assistive-tech community promotes sharing, learning

Assistive-tech community promotes sharing, learning

IntelliTools Inc., a longtime maker of assistive technology solutions for schools, has launched an upgraded version of its IntelliShare Classroom Activity Exchange. This free service provides an online community where…

Online courses help boost AP results

More students are taking–and passing–Advanced Placement (AP) exams in every part of the country, as college-level work in high school becomes increasingly common, the College Board reported Jan. 25. Many…