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Four Easy Steps That Will Make Your ESL Program A Sure Winner

Technology & Learning, January 1999, page 56 In an interview with assistant editor Amy Poftak, Ana Bishop, a consultant and an expert in ESL and bilingual technology, offers some important…

Three Areas To Watch For Y2K Problems, And Eight Critical Ways To Fix Them

Converge, January 1999, p. 56 http://www.convergemag.com/Publications/CNVGJan99/y2k/y2k.shtm The director of Pennsylvania’s Office of Educational Technology identifies three key areas to watch for emerging “Year 2000″ computer bugs: Administrative data processing. This…

General news and notes

Correction to the correction process In the December issue of eRate Update, we published a list of procedures for changing or correcting the information contained on your Form 471. The…

Many Schools’ Computer Setups Can Cause Repetitive Stress Injuries In Students

Cybertimes, January 16, 1999 http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/01/cyber/articles/17rsi.html A recent study of nearly a hundred students in 11 schools shows that many students risk repetitive stress injuries from poorly set up computer workstations.…

SBC withdraws from eRate court challenge

SBC Communications Inc., which owns Southwestern Bell and Pacific Bell, has withdrawn from a key portion of a lawsuit that continues to threaten the eRate. SBC’s withdrawal follows on the…

Four-Step How-To Guide On Listservs That Will Improve Your Effectiveness As An Educator

Technology & Learning, January 1999, p. 52 Listservs, or E-mail distribution lists are, valuable tools for you and your students. Listservs are discussion forums dedicated to a particular topic. Here’s…

SLC becomes part of Universal Service Administrative Co.

The Schools and Libraries Corp. (SLC) and the Rural Health Care Corp. (RHCC) have merged with the Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC) as of Jan. 1. One agency, instead of…

Quick Technology Tips That Will Lower Your School’s Electric Bills

American School Board Journal, January 1999, p. 12 http://www.asbj.com/current/coverstory.html Schools may be able to save a significant amount on energy costs simply by turning off their computers when they are…

Fourth wave and special “library wave” of funding letters sent

On Dec. 31, 1998 the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD; formerly known as the Schools and Libraries Corp.) issued its fourth wave of funding commitment letters to 1998 eRate applicants.…

Personal Digital Assistants Can Save You Time And Money — With A Couple Of Drawbacks

Electronic School, January 1999, p.A30 A new fad among educational professionals is hand-held electronic organizers called personal digital assistants (PDAs). PDAs have handwriting recognition software and can take notes and…