Created by the New Hampshire-based company Better Education Through Technology (BETT), HomeworkNOW gives schools the ability to post their teachers’ classroom assignments quickly and easily on the internet, keeping parents informed of what is going on in their children’s classrooms.

HomeworkNOW’s main benefit is its ease of use, according to its maker: No computer or internet experience is necessary to use the system. Because BETT hosts and maintains the system on its own server, all a school needs to use HomeworkNOW is a single computer with internet access.

BETT is offering the HomeworkNOW software free to schools through September 1998. After September, BETT plans to charge a yearly fee of $1 per student, up to a maximum of $750. Future plans also include distribution of the software to schools that wish to run the program on their own servers.

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