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eRate legislation may be put on hold

A joint hearing of two House committees in September to discuss federal programs for school technology—including the eRate—indicated that reforming the program remains active in Congress’ collective mind. But if…

How One Principal Overcame Three Daunting Staff-Training Hurdles

T.H.E. Journal, September 1998, p. 65 Administrators who install technology in their schools can learn some lessons from this principal on how to overcome the challenges inherent in computer deployment…

Online tutoring service provides after-school help to students: Students turning to the internet for

For schools that can’t afford to start an after-school tutoring program, a new internet-based tutoring service claims to have the answer. Called Tutornet.com, the service launched Aug. 25 and offers…

Ten Technology Tips That Pay Big Dividends In Your School

Education Week, October 1, 1998, p. 23 http://www.edweek.com/sreports/tc98/ As part of Education Week’s annual “Technology Counts” special issue, various authors profiled ten ways technology is being used to help reform…

New eRate head reveals upcoming changes

When CEO Ira Fishman resigned from the Schools and Libraries Corp. (SLC) Aug. 28, he left Kate Moore, the corporation’s chief operating officer, in charge of administering the eRate. Now,…

Videoconferencing At Teacher Colleges Is An Effective Tool That Preps Educators On Advanced Uses Of Technology

T.H.E. Journal, September 1998, p. 69 http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/98/sept/feature4.html A new videoconferencing program at Kentucky State University has given preservice teachers a remote look at how master teachers instruct at a local…

K-12 education emerging as the top giving priority for high-tech corporate philanthropy: Silicon Valley firms giving more to K-12 schools than any other field, this study shows

K-12 education is the No. 1 giving priority for the top 100 technology companies, according to a new report that tracks the community activities of Silicon Valley corporations. And other…

Five Technology Tools That Make Life Easier For The Busy Educator

Technology & Learning, September 1998, p. 61 Technology can help teachers free up their time and also respond to a growing demand for accountability and assessment reports. Here are five…

Win-Win Staff Development Techniques That Use Two Resources Every School Has

T.H.E. Journal, September 1998, p. 57 http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/98/sept/feature1.html A Missouri school technology specialist solved the problem of managing a successful staff development program by utilizing two key resources that every school…

Microsoft gives $1 million in research software to the nation’s 10,000 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…