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Tackling the post-commitment phase of the program

Funding commitment letters are due to be sent out soon. It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for all summer, and one you probably thought would never arrive. Now that it’s…

Technology Champions–All in the family: Minnesota districts bridge the high-tech gap with laptops to go…home

Critics of educational technology often point to a lack of empirical evidence demonstrating its effectiveness as reason for their concerns. But thanks to a grant from the Commerce Department’s National…

Voice Recognition Software Not Yet Ready For The Classroom

Technology & Learning, October 1998, p. 50 While voice recognition software holds promises of a future where people can use computers more easily, the technology is not yet advanced enough…

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…