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Free student and teacher web sites, spam-free eMail accounts from Oracle

Free student and teacher web sites, spam-free eMail accounts from Oracle

Oracle Corp. offers a free online learning community for students ages 7-14, called Think.com, which provides students and teachers with their own web sites, spam-free eMail accounts, and discussion tools.…

Free web-based tool helps manage eRate paperwork

Free web-based tool helps manage eRate paperwork

eRate consulting firm Funds for Learning LLC has created a web-based tool that schools and libraries can use at no cost to manage the extensive paperwork required by the eRate.…

Construct top-notch current events lessons with “Rebuilding Iraq”

Construct top-notch current events lessons with “Rebuilding Iraq”

This timely web site from Scholastic Inc. takes students inside post-war Iraq for a look at the issues faced by United States troops and Iraqi citizens as they begin constructing…

“Save Head Start” promises a fight to the finish over funding

“Save Head Start” promises a fight to the finish over funding

Contrary to what the Bush administration is saying, this advocacy web site from the National Head Start Association (NHSA) claims that Head Start—a federal support initiative for underserved children ages…

Uncork the history of DNA research with “Secret of Photo 51″

Uncork the history of DNA research with “Secret of Photo 51″

In the 50 years since famed molecular biologist Rosalind Franklin first immortalized the double helix structure of DNA in Photo 51, there have been countless cures and controversies attributed to…

“Pulling Together” connects rural educators with high-quality online resources

“Pulling Together” connects rural educators with high-quality online resources

Often isolated and sometimes overlooked at the expense of their students, rural schools for years have faced unique educational challenges. Now, a new online resource from the North Central Regional…

Mine a treasure trove of information

Mine a treasure trove of information

Using this expanded resource from the National Archives, students, educators, and researchers now have online access to more than 50 million historical records—from Civil War battles and labor disputes to…

New TCO assessment tool now available

New TCO assessment tool now available

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has announced the availability of a new online tool to help school leaders calculate the total cost of ownership (TCO) of their technology investments.…

“Beyond Islands of Excellence” floats strategies for systemwide improvement

“Beyond Islands of Excellence” floats strategies for systemwide improvement

A new report released March 24 by the Learning First Alliance suggests that high-poverty school districts can raise student achievement by focusing on districtwide strategies to improve instruction. Titled “Beyond…

Stitch together high-quality space science lesson plans with this NASA site

Stitch together high-quality space science lesson plans with this NASA site

Sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, this interactive and easy-to-use web site provides age-appropriate activities and lesson plans for teaching about the solar system in K-12 classrooms. Each…