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From front lines to headlines: Explore how media shape our understanding of war

From front lines to headlines: Explore how media shape our understanding of war

In this important campaign season, how the media portrays each candidate and the issues at large–including an Iraq war that has sharply divided Americans–will go a long way toward defining…

Students face off online in this one-of-a-kind spelling bee that is generating a buzz

Students face off online in this one-of-a-kind spelling bee that is generating a buzz

Spellbee.org, the first-ever online, multi-player spelling bee, was launched to coincide with last spring’s National Spelling Bee by the Dynamical & Evolutionary Machine Organization (DEMO) laboratory at Brandeis University. Using…

More free election resources for teachers

More free election resources for teachers

The Cable News Network (CNN) is distributing a complete curriculum unit, called “The America Votes 2004 Teaching Kit,” to schools nationwide. The kit includes a CD-ROM loaded with television news…

Teachers mine web for election nuggets

The Nov. 2 election for President of the United States comes at a pivotal time in the nation’s history–and it gives educators an ideal opportunity to teach students about the…

ALA to launch copyright course

To stem the influx of peer-to-peer file-sharing lawsuits cropping up in schools, the American Library Association (ALA) plans to roll out a nationwide curriculum designed to help students navigate the…

Science education under the microscope

Many educators and employers liken the state of science education today to a chemistry project gone awry: A bad mix of factors has come together–and it spells trouble. By law,…

Test scores fuel laptop debate

Eighth-graders’ scores on Maine’s most recent annual achievement test are refueling the debate over that state’s groundbreaking effort to give laptop computers to students. Middle-school students who used laptops for…

IBM grants open-source development tools

IBM is giving away software and curriculum to schools worldwide at no charge as part of a new initiative aimed at teaching computer-science students about open-source software and better preparing…

Saturn lights up learning

Teachers now have a unique opportunity to engage students in an up-close study of Saturn and its marvelous rings, thanks to a NASA web site following a first-of-its-kind mission. Two…

Prof’s free networking manual marks a switch

When networking giant Cisco Systems told computer instructor Matt Basham it wasn’t interested in publishing a textbook he’d written to improve its Networking Academies training program, Basham decided to go…