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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…

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…

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…

NASA Web Project Lets Students Control Camera on Space Shuttle

The Technology Source, January 1999 http://horizon.unc.edu/TS/cases< NASA has teamed up with schools to provide images of Earth from the Space Shuttle, which students can download via the Web for use…

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

T.H.E. Journal, November 1998, p. 63 http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/98/nov/feat02.html 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…

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.…