Tools for Teaching Cyber Ethics
Are our schools filled with budding cyber criminals unaware of the consequences of their online activities? Should educators scramble to institute a formal cyber ethics curriculum? Or should schools ban the use of the Internet? Read what one expert says! Included: Ten guideline of computer ethics, online resources for teaching ethics and Internet safety, *and* eight tips for establishing a "culture of proper use" of technology in the classroom!
Applying Fair Use to New Technologies
If experts can't agree on acceptable fair use guidelines for works created using new technologies, what can educators do? Fortunately, some resources are available!
University Students Design Custom Software for Local Schools
Students enrolled in a computer software seminar at Brown University design and develop custom software for classes in Providence (Rhode Island) schools. Could your local university do the same for you? Included: Students and teachers talk about the software created for them plus links to custom software teachers can download and use today!
My First PowerPoint Presentation
Jean Napier-Faeih, a teacher at Holy Trinity School in Lenexa, Kansas, submitted this week's lesson, which is about creating a first PowerPoint presentation.
Share the Pride: Create a School Web Site
On March 15, Education World announced the winner of the 1999 Cool School of the Year award -- and more than $10,000 in prizes -- Kenston High School in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. The Cool School award recognizes school Web sites that exemplify good layout, design, and visual appeal -- and provide opportunities for student, parent, teacher, and community involvement. This week, Education World asked our Tech Team for advice about creating a winning school Web site.
Kids Build Computers -- and a Future
Discover 'What's in the Box?' Programs that teach students how to build, repair, and maintain computers have become more commonplace as school officials discover the growing need for workers with hands-on technical skills. Learn about some of those programs in this Education World story. Included: Four programs that work!
Learning on the Fly: On-Line Tutorials Teach It All!
Are you ready to get serious about Office or Hyperstudio? Do you need an overview of the practical aspects of the product? Perhaps you
just need a quick refresher on FileMaker Pro for a database you want to create. You may be ready to learn HTML or employ more visuals on
a school Web page. On-line tutorials allow you to train yourself or your staff -- no fees, no long-term commitment, no messy manuals!
Included: Free on-line tutorials for Adobe Acrobat, Windows 95, Power Point, JAVA, Photoshop, and many, many more!
No HTML Required!
Education World takes you on a tour of a handful of great sites that provide simple forms for creating Web-based classroom pages,
activities, quizzes, and much more. And, best of all, there's no HTML coding required!