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University teaches the keys to ‘viral video’

In a course that many believe to be the first of its kind, Northwestern University film students last winter learned the keys to creating online videos with the potential to draw mass audiences in a phenomenon known as “going viral.” Keywords: Northwestern University, viral video, going viral, film studies, online video, YouTube, education, technology.

Campus network used in spamming scheme

Two Missouri brothers were indicted by a federal grand jury April 23 on charges of illegally harvesting student eMail addresses from more than 2,000 campuses using a program that falsified eMail header information and avoided spam filters. The spamming scheme allegedly sold $4.1 million worth of products to students. Key words: University of Missouri, spam eMail, spamming, federal grand jury, education, technology, federal indictment

Campus network used in spamming scheme

Two Missouri brothers were indicted by a federal grand jury April 23 for illegally harvesting student eMail addresses from more than 2,000 campuses using a program that falsified eMail header information and avoided spam filters. The spamming scheme allegedly sold $4.1 million worth of products to students. Key words: University of Missouri, spam eMail, spamming, federal grand jury, education, technology, federal indictment

Souter retirement sets off speculation

In a May 1 letter to President Obama, U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter said he would be retiring from the nation’s high court in June. Souter’s announcement has set off a flurry of speculation about a successor, and it has educators wondering what his departure might mean for schools. Key words: Supreme Court Justice David Souter, Supreme court, President Obama, U.S. education, education, technology

$2,000 for school-based running programs

ING will provide 50 $2,000 grants to schools that desire to establish a school-based running program or expand an existing one. The grant program was created in an effort to help fight childhood obesity and introduce kids to the benefits of running, a habit of physical fitness and healthy lifestyle choices through the ING Run For Something Better School Awards Program in partnership with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).

Up to $300,000 for foreign language study

The Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) is providing grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) for innovative model programs providing for the establishment, improvement, or expansion of foreign language study for elementary and secondary school students. Under this competition, five-year grants will be awarded to LEAs to work in partnership with one or more institutions of higher education to establish or expand articulated programs of study in languages critical to United States national security in order to enable successful students to achieve a superior level of proficiency in those languages.

Win a technology innovation package worth more than $4,300

eInstruction and Knowledge Delivery Systems is inviting educators to tell them what online resources they have or would like to use that contribute to the success in their classroom. At the end of the sweepstakes we will select 9 winners; 3 from each of the three categories: grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. There will be three grand prize winners who will receive an interactive makeover for their classroom, worth over $4,300. The makeover includes: Interwrite Workspace with ExamView reader; Interwrite Mobi; 32-Pad CPS RF Clicker System; one-year subscription to ExamView Learning Series; and free installation and training.
Two winners will also be selected from each of the three categories to receive a free 3-credit online graduate course from a regionally accredited KDS university partner.

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