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Young Americans geographically challenged

To combat what a recent poll reveals as a striking lack of knowledge about geography among young Americans, National Geographic is leading a new multimedia campaign to boost…

Webcasts from the Library of Congress cover topics across the school curriculum

Webcasts from the Library of Congress cover topics across the school curriculum

For the past six years, the U.S. Library of Congress has recorded several hundred talks, discussions, and conferences that have occurred under its leadership. At this web page, students, teachers,…

eLearning taken by SCORM

Educators who purchase, use, or create educational content for digital instruction should be aware of an emerging set of standards that are sure to have a profound impact on eLearning.…

Building blocks to electronic communication

For many years, school communication officials have lacked standards for publishing and managing school web sites. Yet, despite advances in electronic media, many schools have lagged behind in their electronic…

Free online courses teach tech skills

Concerned about the state of computer-science education in the U.S., the Computer Science Teachers Association and IBM have teamed up to create free lesson plans and other resources…

Schools urged to teach ‘spatial literacy’

The National Research Council, which advises the federal government on critical issues in science and technology, has issued a report calling on schools to incorporate "spatial literacy" into their curricula.…

Gathering SCORM could transform eLearning

An emerging set of standards for ensuring the interoperability, accessibility, and reusability of digital instructional materials will have an enormous impact on eLearning. The standards' creators say they…

“Constructing the Future, Challenging the Past: Excellence in Learning, Teaching, and Leadership.”

The first day of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Annual Conference and Exhibit Show kicked off Saturday, April 1, with a full schedule of sessions, exhibitor workshops,…

Discovery launches homework tool

Recognizing that today's students spend much of their free time online, the education division of Discovery Communications has created a new web-based learning service for students to use…

Georgia school displays iPod ingenuity

Though campuses across the nation have begun transforming iPods into educational tools, few schools have embraced the technology as much as Georgia College & State University, where faculty are using…