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Judge Dismisses Mother’s Claim That Libraries Must Filter Internet Content Accessed By Her Child

CyberTimes, January 14, 1999 http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/01/cyber/articles/15library-day.html A California judge dismissed a lawsuit claiming that a public library should be prohibited from offering its patrons open access to the Internet since minors…

Newslines–Anti-Defamation League develops hate-speech filter

Fearing that children are particularly vulnerable targets for hatemongers, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) unveiled a new software program Nov. 11 designed to filter bigotry from home and school computers. While…

Schools failing to engage girls in technology, study finds

Although girls are beginning to show more of an interest in math and science–areas where boys usually dominate academically and vocationally–they are falling behind in technology, a new study shows.…

Highlights From NASA’s Innovative K-12 Distance Learning Program

T.H.E. Journal, November 1998, p. 63 NASA’s “Learning Technologies Project” (LTP) has begun a number of initiatives to enhance distance learning opportunities for K-12 schools. You can learn more about…

Four “Kids-Only” Sites That Let Students Surf The Web Safely

Technology & Learning, November/December 1998, p. 10 An alternative to using filtering and blocking software to keep students from inappropriate material on the Web is to direct students to safe…

Study sets state-by-state pecking order for K-12 technology: Five states making substantial investments in technology score perfect 100 in national survey

Pennsylvania, Washington, Ohio, Vermont, and North Dakota ranked at the top of a recent study of technology use in K-12 education. The study, conducted by the Progress and Freedom Foundation–a…

Two New “Internets” Will Bring Increased Speed and Security To Education Technology Users

Syllabus, November/December 1998, p. 32 http://www.syllabus.com/nov98_magfea2.html Two new high-speed versions of the Internet are in development that in the next two to four years will transform the way educators and…

Six Case Studies On Technology Integration

Technology & Learning, October 1998, p. 32 Here is a summary of six case studies that profile what’s working for teachers who have integrated technology into their classroom curricula: High-tech…

For Some Schools, Online Reference Collections Now A Better Option Than CD-ROM Libraries

MultiMedia Schools, September/October 1998, p. 26 http://www.infotoday.com/MMSchools/sep98/valenza.htm Online reference services may now be at the point where they are a better option than in-house CD-ROM collections. If you have a…

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…