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July 14, 2004

Technology training for teachers: A better way

"Everyone believes teachers have to understand technology before they use it in their classrooms, and professional development is the preferred method to grow that understanding." This article offers TeachNet as a solution.

URL: http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/showStory.cfm?ArticleID=4856
Referred by: eSchool News
Posted by lpenney on July 14, 2004 | Resources

Teachers Talk Tech Survey

"CDW-G second annual Teachers Talk Tech Survey reveals increasing role of computers in the classroom
Most teachers say computers boost student performance on standardized tests

Nearly two-thirds of kindergarten through twelfth grade teachers say that availability of computers improves student performance on standardized tests, yet they do not believe they have enough computers for their students in their classrooms according to the second annual Teachers Talk Tech survey released June 22 by CDW Government, Inc. (CDW-G), a leading provider of technology to federal, state and local governments and educators. "

URL: http://www.cdwg.com/webcontent/InsideG/press/pressG062204a.asp
Referred by: eSchool News
Posted by lpenney on July 14, 2004 | Research

July 13, 2004

Beaumont Foundation Announces New Technology Grant Program

"The Beaumont Foundation of America (http://bmtfoundation.com/) is a nonprofit philanthropic organization dedicated to providing technology to historically underserved schools and communities. Established with funds from the settlement of a class action lawsuit, the foundation provides Toshiba branded equipment for programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia." Deadline: July 30, 2004

URL: http://bmtfoundation.com/bfa/us/public/en/grants/community
Referred by: The Foundation Center
Posted by tstreit on July 13, 2004 | Funding

July 12, 2004

Federal Program Pushes Science Education

"U.S. Secretary of Energy announced the Scientists Teaching and Reaching Students program, intended to support and foster interest in math and science programs among the country's middle and high school students. The new program will award scholarships for math and science teachers to study at the nation's labs. "

URL: http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/9112372.htm
Referred by: EDUPAGE
Posted by mbiswas on July 12, 2004 | News

July 08, 2004

Internet Filters Are: [Good] [Bad] [Both]

The way internet filters are percieved has a lot to do with where they are installed and by whom. Filters required by the government in libraries and schools are being seen in a much different light than the filter put into place by a parent on a home computer. Internet Filters Are: [Good] [Bad] [Both], an article by the New York Times, discusses the changing arguments of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Department of Justice, the stance of the Supreme Court and the White House, and how this is all paving the way to a more civil internet.

URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/04/weekinreview/04schw.html?pagewanted=all
Posted by lpenney on July 08, 2004 | News

July 02, 2004

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Grants

"The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers 'mini-grants' of $350 to school and public libraries for programs that encourage literacy and creativity in children." Application Deadline: 9/15/04.

URL: http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/programs/minigrants.htm
Referred by: Public Education Network
Posted by mbiswas on July 02, 2004 | Funding

Staples Foundation for Learning Grants

"The Staples Foundation for Learning will award public schools and other community non-profits individual grants of $5,000 to $25,000 to fund a broad range of job training and education programs for disadvantaged youth and/or students with disabilities." Application Deadlines: 8/2/2004, 9/30/2004.

URL: http://www.staplesfoundation.org/foundapplication.html
Referred by: Public Education Network
Posted by mbiswas on July 02, 2004 | Funding