Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

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Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

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* ESPN's commercial-free SportsFigures, presented weekly throughout the school year on ESPN2, uses sports and professional athletes to demonstrate math and physics concepts to high school students. The program airs Mondays at 5:30 a.m., and is intended as a teaching tool for high school instructors. Each lesson includes background, discussion, step-by-step explanations of equations, activities with answers, and suggestions for extending the lesson in the classroom. The program is an initiative of Cable in the Classroom, a nonprofit service of the cable industry that provides schools with educational resources and commercial-free educational programming. ESPN and Cable in the Classroom also offer a contest that rewards scholarships to high school students demonstrating an understanding of how math and physics are a critical part of all sports. For more information, visit http://sportsfigures.espn.go.com/.

* For teachers seeking ways to incorporate the 2000 presidential election into their curricula, the PBS special DISCONNECTED: Politics, the Press and the Public premiers on PBS on June 2 at 9:00 p.m. EST (check local listings). Produced by the Fred Friendly Seminars, the special features a panel of leading figures from the worlds of politics and the media, and examines the ways in which recent changes in the news media have impacted America's political process. …

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