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Ten ideas for interactive teaching
Ten ideas for interactive teaching

Interactive teaching methods are an effective way to connect with a generation of students used to consistent stimulation—and education professor Kevin Yee has some advice for how teachers can make…


3D content for education on the rise
3D content for education on the rise

At least a dozen companies now offer three-dimensional learning content, according to industry sources, and some of the major players in the educational video market are rumored to be developing…


Project lets users explore the cosmos from a PC
Project lets users explore the cosmos from a PC

In a project that aims to pull a new generation of students toward science and technology, Microsoft and NASA have teamed up to create what they say is the largest…


Oceanographer touts deep sea web surfing
Oceanographer touts deep sea web surfing

Bob Ballard, the explorer best known for the discovery of the Titanic and other wrecks, has not only made deep-sea exploration more accessible for K-12 and college students, but he’ll…


Teaching in a socially networked classroom
Teaching in a socially networked classroom

Let’s face it: Social networking is here to stay. Whether it's Facebook, Twitter, or the next application to come along, social networking is a part of students' lives. So, how…


New AV systems offer sharp images, ‘green’ projection
New AV systems offer sharp images, ‘green’ projection

New design techniques that can heighten a projector’s contrast without sacrificing brightness, and eco-friendly projectors that eliminate the need for costly mercury lamps, are among the many recent developments in…


Will Skype eclipse fee-based videoconferencing?
Will Skype eclipse fee-based videoconferencing?

With school budgets continuing to shrink, many educators are turning to free or inexpensive software such as Skype, along with the web cameras that now come standard on most laptop…


Augmented reality takes hold in classrooms
Augmented reality takes hold in classrooms

A small but growing number of schools across the nation are turning classroom lessons into engaging experiences with augmented reality (AR), a technology that overlays digital information on top of…


Free online curriculum expanding to middle grades
Free online curriculum expanding to middle grades

An online instructional resource for students in grades 8-12 that has been available to schools free of charge since December 2008 soon will include content for sixth and seventh graders…


Teacher of the Year: Education ‘must be learner-centered’
Teacher of the Year: Education ‘must be learner-centered’

Facebook and digital video are among the many technology-based tools that Sarah Brown Wessling uses to engage her students—but just as important as that, it was her passion for helping…

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