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Five Ingredients To Make Your School More Like This Leading High-Tech School

Converge, October 1998 http://www.convergemag.com/Publications/CNVGOct98/newtechhigh/newtechhigh.shtm Several ingredients combined to make California’s New Technology High School in Napa Valley a success: The school caters to typical middle-of-the-road students, who are neither failing…

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…

The Phone—That Simplest Of Technologies—Can Be The Most Powerful

Educational Leadership, October 1998, p. 31 Trying to find the best way to keep the link open between school and home, grades 5-6 teacher Chris Gustafson turned to a tried…

Grants & Funding–Come together: Now’s the time to take a team approach to landing grants

Many people picture grant writers locked away in the lonely writer’s garret for days on end crafting the perfect proposal. Finally, after several days–perhaps even weeks–go by, the harried writer…

Guidelines For Maximizing The Effectiveness Of Technology In Any School Setting

T.H.E. Journal, September 1998, p. 78 http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/98/sept/telecom.asp The MIS director for the DeKalb school system in Georgia outlines the program he employs to keep all members of the school system…