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Whet your appetite for professional development with these free streaming video resources

Whet your appetite for professional development with these free streaming video resources

From the Annenberg Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting comes a new web-based professional development tool designed to give educators free, 24-hour access to more that 25 workshops and…

Turn to this comparative-shopping site for the lowest prices on textbooks

Turn to this comparative-shopping site for the lowest prices on textbooks

With budget cuts striking at the heart of education spending in schools and universities from coast to coast, educators everywhere are in search of ways to cut costs. Direct Textbook…

“Journey South” will have students migrating to their computers

“Journey South” will have students migrating to their computers

On August 15, Journey South–a web site sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting–opened its doors to begin tracking the migratory patterns of birds and other…

Enlist this newly redesigned web site for help with teacher recruitment

Enlist this newly redesigned web site for help with teacher recruitment

Recruiting New Teachers Inc. (RNT) has revised and updated its National Teacher Recruitment Clearinghouse, which first launched in 2000 and now helps thousands of teachers and school systems locate each…

“Explore Mars Now” gives new meaning to the term ‘roving reporter’

“Explore Mars Now” gives new meaning to the term ‘roving reporter’

After deploying two lunar probes this summer to explore the possibility of life on Mars, scientists at NASA and around the world contend it won’t be long before man takes…

“The Physics Classroom” is sure to set learning in motion

“The Physics Classroom” is sure to set learning in motion

Mathsoft Engineering & Education Inc., which makes the popular StudyWorks! software, has published a free online tutorial that uses animations and other interactive elements to teach high school physics. Authored…

Help new teachers succeed with this free resource from Scholastic

Help new teachers succeed with this free resource from Scholastic

For new teachers, assuming control of a classroom for the first time can be a daunting experience. Recognizing that beginning educators often need additional support, the folks at Scholastic have…

Make a complex topic easier with ebrary’s free Middle East resources

Make a complex topic easier with ebrary’s free Middle East resources

As American troops hunker in for an extended stay in newly liberated Iraq—and as Iran now looms as another potential threat to the nation’s security—classroom teachers no doubt will be…

Free web resources promote effective technology use in education

Free web resources promote effective technology use in education

Intel Corp. has created a series of free web resources for students and educators as part of its effort to promote the effective use of technology in education. “Design and…

The Smithsonian’s educational web site offers its content and resources online

The Smithsonian’s educational web site offers its content and resources online

The Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies has created a free educational web site for students, educators, and families based on the Smithsonian Institution’s content. The educator section offers…