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Searchopolis Education Research Center provides one central place for students to find the most educationally relevant information on the Web. Not only d'es Searchopolis provide access to the entire Internet, but it also allows students to conduct more targeted searches through the new N2H2 Education Web, a catalog of thousands of sites categorized according to their educational content. By employing the Lexile Framework in its Education Resource Center, N2H2 allows students to surf the Web based on their reading comprehension level. New Searchopolis features include opinion polls, reference tools, Word of the Day, and Expert Picks directory, an option that allows users to browse sites by subject area and grade level. For details, go to www.searchopolis.com.Searchopolis Education Research Center provides one central place for students to find the most educationally relevant information on the Web. Not only d'es Searchopolis provide access to the entire Internet, but it also allows students to conduct more targeted searches through the new N2H2 Education Web, a catalog of thousands of sites categorized according to their educational content. By employing the Lexile Framework in its Education Resource Center, N2H2 allows students to surf the Web based on their reading comprehension level. New Searchopolis features include opinion polls, reference tools, Word of the Day, and Expert Picks directory, an option that allows users to browse sites by subject area and grade level. For details, go to www.searchopolis.com.

 

 

EducationHighway.com runs the gamut from useful educational information, such as lesson plans and trade news, to a full service Bid and Quote Network for a broad range of products for schools and classrooms. This network enables teachers or buyers to obtain three independent bids for products used by schools, libraries and other educational institutions. Another innovate feature on EducationHighway.com is the Cartridges for Education program, where used ink and toner cartridges can be exchanged for new audio-visual equipment. A free stereo headset is also offered as an initiative for registration on this site. Visit www.educationhighway.com.

 

 

Learning.com, a service that provides tools and resources for teachers, parents, students and K-12 schools, allows teachers to share information via their classroom Web page. Community features such as discussion boards, tips and newsletters will allow teachers and parents to interact and learn from one another. Parents and students will have access to classroom Web pages, a library of learning resources and other learning activities. Tips for teachers and parents, commerce opportunities available through Schoolpop.com and thousands of Internet curriculum resources grouped by subject are also featured. Go to www.learning.com for more information.

 

 

FirstPerson.com, a private-label portal that partners with colleges and universities, participates in a revenue share that offers colleges a percentage of e-commerce revenues derived from the online purchases of their constituents. First Collegiate, FirstPerson.com’s college offering, features a start page and Internet dashboard with over 200 content sources; personal applications, such as a calendar and address book; Web-based bookmarks; and community and group-ware capabilities, including shared applications and instant messaging. For details, visit www.firstperson.com.

 

 

The PeopleSoft Portal for Higher Education enables colleges and universities to control the content of their Web sites, while providing individual users functionality personalized to fit their specific needs. Currently available at no additional cost to PeopleSoft’s Student Administration customers, this portal delivers advanced Internet technology. It makes the institution’s Web site a central, single point of access and integrates third-party content and applications, such as news feeds, search engines and e-mail. The college can also control information access by assigning roles to all its users. For more information, go to www.peoplesoft.com.

 

The School Tool connects teachers, parents, students and administrators to Web-based applications, including links to real-time school events via Web-cams, activity based shopping for school-related products, online purchasing for school administrators, and lesson planning tools, as well as links to teaching standards. Other features include an automatically updated calendar system centered on student activities, individualized homework assignments, progress reports and attendance records, activities, chats and personalized Web pages. School Tool applications, which are free to users, can be customized to fit the needs of each school. For details, seek out www.learningpays.com.

This article originally appeared in the 10/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.

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