Week of: March 31, 2008
- Technology Counts 2008
Education Week released Technology Counts 2008, its annual review of the state of technology in American public schools, with a special focus on STEM education.
- Preparing Future Teachers to Use Technology
The University of Rhode Island's School of Education received $5.6 million to develop programs that ensure that its teacher education students are prepared to use technology effectively.
- Video Sharing Sites for Schools
While many schools block student access to YouTube, other video-sharing sites that contain material more appropriate for classroom use are emerging as alternatives.
- Interactive Whiteboards Transform School
Interactive whiteboards are transforming instruction at David Livingstone Elementary School in East Vancouver, engaging students and energizing teachers.
- Suspended Animation?
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital used hydrogen sulfide to completely suspend the metabolism of mice, which were then revived without any apparent side effects.