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Internet release of Starr Report proves tricky for schools: Educators grapple with thorny issues of censorship vs. decency as students seek access to Starr’s House impeachment referral

Students in classrooms, libraries, and cyber cafes from Maine to Malaysia couldn’t wait to download Kenneth Starr’s report to the U.S. House of Representatives the moment it went up on…

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…

Four Key Trends Emerging In Education Technology

Technology & Learning, September 1998, p. 42 Senior editor Susan McLester of Technology & Learning tells education technology leaders to keep an eye on four specific areas that are receiving…

Good Posture And Other Simple Steps Can Reduce Students’ Risk Of Repetitive Stress Injuries

T.H.E. Journal, August 1998, p. 26 Expensive ergonomic chairs and fancy workstations are not the cure-all solution to staying injury-free while you sit in front of a computer. The author,…

Teen hackers plead guilty

Two California teenagers pleaded guilty on July 29 to charges that they hacked into several U.S. government computers earlier this year and installed sophisticated programs to intercept passwords on the…

“Banned Books Online” takes a hard line on censorship

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/People/spok/banned-books.html In a tribute to freedom of thought and speech, “Banned Books Online” offers a representation of texts that have been–or still are–kept from readers by nervous authorities. The site…

ISTE unveils national standards for technology literacy

Wondering how your students’ computer skills compare with those across the country? The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) recently published a set of technology standards for K-12 students…

A close up look at classroom videoconferencing

http://www.marshall-es.marshall.k12.tn.us/jobe/videocon.html Created by elementary school teacher Hazel Jobe, this site offers an introduction to videoconferencing in schools. Here you’ll find all the information you need to get started, including a…

“Search Engine Watch” might be just what you’ve been searching for

http://searchenginewatch.com This useful site from internet consultant Danny Sullivan looks at search engines from a number of perspectives. Web site publishers will like “Webmaster’s Guide to Search Engines,” which explains…

“Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators” continues to delight

http://www.capecod.net/schrockguide Technology coordinator Kathy Schrock first published this site in 1995, and it just keeps getting better. Besides links to curriculum resources in all subject areas, the site includes information…