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Content Filtering On Internet Search Sites Is Hit-And-Miss Service

Multimedia Schools, May/June 1999, p. 47 http://www.infotoday.com/MMSchools/may99/carvin.htm In classes where students use search engines to find information on the Internet, many teachers have expressed concern that search engines return material…

School computers may harm posture, study says

According to researchers at Cornell University, children in schools may face the same posture problems as adults in offices because of computer workstation designs–and the haste of school administrators trying…

Newslines–Teens are taking drugs purchased over internet

Philadelphia officials are grappling with what they call the latest trend in teen substance abuse: ingesting legal drugs like dextromethorphan (DXM) purchased over the internet. DXM–an ingredient in over-the-counter cough…

New student handbook warns against beepers in class and downloading porn

When Connecticut’s last public school handbook was issued in 1985, few students had their own telephones and few schools were equipped with computers. Of course, times have changed. The new…

Newslines–Video poker operator to supply school computers

A decision by Oconee County, S.C. schools to accept new computers from a video poker parlor owner has drawn criticism from some school trustees. On Dec. 14, the trustees voted…

Newslines–Alcohol web sites are luring children, report says

A report issued Dec. 16 by the Center for Media Education claims that web sites promoting alcoholic beverages too often contain cartoons and other elements that could appeal to children.…

Virtual Reality Is The Next Cutting-Edge Technology To Transform Learning

T.H.E. Journal, February 1999, p. 61 Virtual reality applications are becoming one of the most powerful technology tools available to enhance the learning experience. Virtual reality, also know as “VR,”…

Newslines–Former principal pleads guilty in child pornography case

A former school principal fired after child pornography was allegedly found in his office has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Steven Robert Davidson, who was principal at Delran Intermediate…

Three Proven Programs That Spell School Technology Success

Technology & Learning, February 1999, p. 41 Here are proven, expert tips that have spelled success at three of the nation’s leading schools. Technology-Based School Community Programs. McNair Elementary School…

The Inside Scoop On Five Internet Filtering Programs

Technology & Learning, February 1999, p. 10 Here’s a quick review of five top programs that filter Internet content on your schools’ computers: Bess, from N2H2. To use Bess, you…