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TECH CORPS Brings Much-Needed Business Partnerships To K-12 Schools

T.H.E. Journal, October 1998, p. 79 A recent trend in educational reform has been to bring schools and businesses together to prepare students for a more technologically demanding job market.…

Nine Expert Tips To Get Girls More Interested In Technology

Technology & Learning, October 1998, p. 18 Technology & Learning magazine has compiled a list of expert suggestions to get girls more comfortable and more interested in technology. Here’s what…

For-fee internet registry will market kids to college: Online

Some students and some colleges have no trouble finding each other. But for those harder to match, a new for-fee student registry is inviting kids (and their parents) to buy…

Funding Toolbox: Hamstrung by the eRate? Develop other funding muscles

Will we see eRate funds before the Thanksgiving turkey? Don’t bet on it. Between Ira Fishman’s recent departure and McCain’s latest machinations—much not to mention the new re-examination (page 1)…

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…