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Study: Most Teachers Feel

A new study by Market Data Retrieval finds that a majority of the more than 1,500 teachers surveyed feel they are not well prepared to use technology in their classrooms.…

Newslines–Anti-Defamation League helps kids avoid online hate

In an effort to protect children from online messages of hate, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is providing a list of guidelines for parents. In “A Parent’s Guide to Hate on…

Newslines–Video games banned from Miami school computers

Prodded by an attorney, Miami-Dade County Schools has banned the use of video games on school computers. “Use of school board computers to play games of any sort, especially such…

Newslines–School board may post floor plans for public safety officials

The Shelby County, Tennessee, school board is considering whether to post school floor plans to the district’s web site to give police, fire, and rescue officials quick access to building…

Newslines–Columbine investigators probing school eMail, computer files

Investigators of the Columbine High School shooting case in Littleton, Colo., are scanning eMail messages and computer files of students who knew gunmen Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold to determine…

Newslines–School yanks web site over privacy concerns

Officials at a South Florida elementary school temporarily took the school’s web site off-line after a parent objected to the posting of student projects on the site. A teacher at…

Newslines–California schools need smoke alarms, lawmaker says

California Assemblyman Ted Lampert has reintroduced a bill in the state legislature that would require California schools to install smoke detectors and automatic fire alarms. State law requires public and…

Newslines–Iowa district switches phone service for safety measures

Cedar Falls, Iowa, school officials hope caller identification will help prevent prank calls and bogus bomb threats. After a bogus school-wide bomb threat in early February that disrupted classes, Superintendent…

Internet Filtering Gains In Popularity On Home And School Computers

Cybertimes, May 12, 1999 http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/05/cyber/education/12education.html Two recent surveys point to an increase in the use of Internet filtering software being installed by parents and by schools on computers that children…

Preparing Students For A High-Tech World Should Be Educators’ Top Priority, Say Authors

Technology & Learning, May 1999, p. 27 Despite the hype surrounding the looming Y2K computer bug, the authors of this article assert that the real 21st century crisis we should…