Magazine article Technology and Children

Online with Cathy Ney

Magazine article Technology and Children

Online with Cathy Ney

Article excerpt

To understand the far reaches of technology, consider the power of the Internet. Its capacity for innovation has changed the way business is done in our world today. Let's begin by examining some of the FREE services and products offered online via the Internet that directly affect teacher and student consumers connected to this vast network.

School Cruiser

www.schoolcruiser.com

School Cruiser is a new, free portal to K- 12 education that uses the Internet to provide users - administrator, teacher, student, parent with Intranet access within their school community. All the user need do is log on to School Cruiser from any Internet connection with a web browser. It then allows the user to distribute a wide range of information from club events, schedules, administrative operations to curriculum within the school or school district using a single system.

ePals

www.epals.com

ePals is the largest communication community online. ePals makes it possible for students in classrooms to connect with other students around the global community. It offers features such as teacher monitored E-mail, language translation, lesson plans, and many other free resources.

Edu Hound

www.eduhound.com

EduHound.com provides more than 15,000 links to K-12 Educational Internet sites. Included in its offers are Internet tutorials, lesson plan links, children's authors and publisher links, and EduHound Weekly - a weekly newsletter.

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