Automated Scoring Eases Grading Burden In some Connecticut schools, essays graded with traditional red mark-ups and teacher comments are giving way to nearly instant feedback and guidance from an automated essay scoring program.
Internet Continues to Grow in Importance Roughly 80% of Internet users age 18 and under say that going online is very important or extremely important for their schoolwork, according to an ongoing study from the University of Southern California.
UK Rolls Out Online School Trip Planning Service The British government, concerned that out-of-classroom activities are being pushed aside by the demands of the national curriculum, testing, and fears of litigation over accidents, is funding the development of an online fieldtrip planning service.
NC Students To Explore R.O.B.O.T.S. Middle school students in North Carolina will have the opportunity to explore robotics as part of a North Carolina Mathematics and the Science Education Network project designed to demonstrates how robotics can be used to enhance the learning of astronomy and physics.
Videoconferencing Helps Shrink the World Students and staff at Indiana University are able to use the school's sophisticated two-way videoconferencing technology to converse live with almost anyone in the world.