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Meet the Judges

Six distinguished judges were at Discovery Communications headquarters in Silver Spring, Md., on April 27, 2005, to review entries in the inaugural eSchool News Student Video Discovery Awards. Here is…

School camp recruits cyber-crime fighters

A less rowdy spring break hardly seems possible: Twenty-eight high school students in New York state recently spent their vacation week at cyber-security camp, looking for vulnerabilities in a wireless…

Hotmath helps students excel on state exam

California teachers using Hotmath.com to help their students with math homework say the tutorial web site–which recently took top honors in several categories of the latest eSchool News Readers’ Choice…

InterWrite PRS makes classes more interactive

Keeping students interested and engaged in the classroom is a challenge for every teacher. But for educators like Professor Richard Rogers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UMass), who teaches…

Digital video content and delivery systems

Cisco’s IP/TV Cisco Systems’ IP/TV is a scalable solution for broadcasting video over a school’s IP infrastructure. The solution consists of an IP/TV Broadcast Server and typical video production equipment…

Explore kids’ books from around the world at the “International Children’s Digital Library”

Explore kids’ books from around the world at the “International Children’s Digital Library”

In January 2003, eSchool News first reported on an initiative from the University of Maryland to create a massive collection of children’s books from around the world that is freely…

Primary-source materials on Lincoln’s early years are here for the linking

Primary-source materials on Lincoln’s early years are here for the linking

Long before Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation and was immortalized in the annals of history for his famous Gettysburg Address, the sixteenth president of the United States made a…

$20M to enrich history, civics

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has launched a $20 million initiative to fund multimedia projects that improve the understanding of American history and civics by middle and high school…

Schools to lose free access to ENC

When the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and Congress end 13 years of support for the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education (ENC) this fall, educators will lose…

Imagine: A day without technology

On April 20, participating schools will take part in a first-ever Imagine a Technology Blackout Day, an exercise meant to underscore technology’s value by way of contrast: Participants are being…