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File Libraries On Your School’s Web Site Are An Untapped Resource

MultiMedia Schools, September/October 1998, p. 46 A powerful use of the Web, but one which few schools exploit fully, is the ability to have users download files from a Web…

Major grants could hasten arrival of Internet2 to K-12 schools: IBM grant helps Va. schools

Internet2, the blazing new network backbone that’s supposed to revolutionize technology-based instruction, will be available to K-12 much sooner than previously expected. IBM announced on Aug. 11 that a new…

Districts look to business for telecommunications funds

If you’ve had enough of waiting for those long-promised eRate funds to support your schools’ internet services, then consider bolstering your fund raising efforts with some self-generated revenues. That’s what…

Seven Strategies To Get Your Media Center Started On The Right Foot

MultiMedia Schools, September/October 1998, p. 23 School media specialist Mary Alice Anderson makes several recommendations that will make your school’s media center a smooth-running and successful operation every year: Arrange…

Microsoft’s $1 million gift to nation’s poorest schools

Disadvantaged schools across the country will receive $1 million in state-of-the-art reference software from Microsoft Corp., the company announced on Sept. 2. The contribution will be distributed to the nation’s…

eSN Special Report: Promising Technology Practices

Roby Independent School District, Roby, Texas The sleepy little town of Roby made national headlines two years ago when 43 local residents won a $50 million lottery jackpot (Teacher Michelle…

ISDN Lines Improve Reliability of School Video Security Systems And Reduce Overall Costs

The School Administrator, October 1998, p. 40 Alabama’s Hunstville City School District recently discovered that ISDN lines—usually used to connect schools to the Internet—were a reliable and cost-effective method to…

$12 billion available from feds for school technology in 1999

A new report finds that about $12 billion will be available in federal funds to help schools make technology purchases and train teachers in incorporating computers into their classroom curriculum.…

Cendant looks to shed its software unit

In the wake of a disastrous accounting scandal that has slashed the market value of Cendant Corp. by nearly $20 billion, the company announced plans to unload its software division…

eSN Special Report: Computer Projector Roundup

Computer projection devices vary in price and functionality, from $300 AverKey and Presenter converter boxes to $11,000 NEC projectors. Somewhere at the low end of these extremes are the LCD…