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States erratic on IT literacy

Among its other goals, the federal No Child Left Behind Act says that all students should be technology literate by the end of the eighth grade. Yet, nearly four years…

Web site aims to be research ‘storehouse’

A new internet research tool called Digital Universe aspires to be a more authoritative version of Wikipedia. If successful, it could provide scholars and students with one more option for…

Check out our extensive library of online resources for school leaders

Whenever I hear someone turn that phrase or its linguistic cousin, “I don’t like to brag, but …” I have to simultaneously laugh and cringe. Invariably, these phrases signal you…

Virtual schooling comes of age

Nearly a decade after the first virtual-school programs offering online-only instruction began to emerge, virtual schooling no longer can be considered a fringe activity. Recent developments have confirmed online learning’s…

Study: Wikipedia as accurate as Britannica–at least on science

Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that relies on volunteers to pen nearly 4 million articles, is about as accurate in covering scientific topics as Encyclopedia Britannica, the journal Nature wrote in…

Google digitizes historic video clips

Through an agreement with the National Archives, Google Inc. has added historic video footage of such events as the Apollo moon landing and Japan's surrender in World War…

IPTV for ed set to debut March 3

Leaders of the nonprofit Missouri School Boards Association (MSBA) are set to launch Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) for education. With options for free, pay-per-view, and subscription-based programming, the…

Survey: Parents need help online

A new survey from the Associated Press and America Online suggests that schools could do a better job of directing parents to educational resources on the internet: Though…

Technology helps ratchet up math instruction

As the focus in the nation's high schools shifts toward preparing students for success in the global economy, the need for high-quality math instruction in the nation's high schools is…

Celebrate Black History Month with these internet materials from Thomson Gale

Celebrate Black History Month with these internet materials from Thomson Gale

In recognition of Black History Month, Thompson Gale has launched a free web site full of historical facts and figures, biographies, web links, and teaching tools. The site is intended…