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

Late Breaks

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

Late Breaks

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EdBookFair, an online book fair by FundingFactory.com, allows schools to customize their own book fairs. The program permits users to create messages for shoppers, and to display book reviews. By typing in the zip code of a school, customers can view the school's book fair page, then opt to shop among thousands of titles. A portion of each purchase is credited back to the school in the form of points that can be exchanged for technology through the Funding-Factory catalog. Scheduled to go online in the fall, the program will also feature online discussion forums on literary topics. To visit the site, go to www.fundingfactory.com.

Intel's Teach to the Future program trains teachers on how, when and where to implement technology into the classroom. The multi-million dollar program currently instructs teachers from California, Oregon, Texas, New Mexico, Washington and Arizona. Once these teachers complete 10 four-hour sessions of training, they will earn the title, "master teacher," thus qualifying them to train other colleagues in their local school districts. Intel approximates that by the end of the year, 10,000 teachers will have graduated from the program. For more information, visit www.intel.com.

At a recent National Association of Student Councils (NASC) conference where more than 1,800 middle and high school student leaders gathered, NASC and Youth-e-Vote joined forces in order to encourage interest in government and politics among youngsters. Youth-e-Vote, powered by election.com and Freedom Channel, Inc., launched a campaign to increase the involvement of young Americans in the political process. This partnership will permit elementary, middle and high school students to vote for president, House, Senate and governor one week before the national election. …

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