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It still has sports teams and cheerleaders. It still offers practical courses in subjects like cooking and horticulture. But over the past several years there's been a quiet revolution going on that has transformed Harrison's curriculum. In almost every classroom cutting edge technology tools are facilitating a new way of learning. Student: [Inaudible] today is what could be said about national politics. Narrator: Now history lessons are as exciting as game shows. Student: What is your final answer? Narrator: Digital cameras help reveal the principles of physics. Donnie Lott: Are we collecting? Narrator: Probes and laptops are used in real world scientific explorations. They even use technology to improve their nationally ranked cheerleading squad. Dianne Denley: Okay, breathe three times. Narrator: Or taking virtual field trips around the world.
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But their digital lifestyle is about more than just cool gadgets; it's about engagement, self-directed learning, creativity, and empowerment. The Digital Generation Project tells their stories so that educators and parents can understand how kids learn, communicate, and socialize in very different ways than any previous generation. Learn more. FRONTLINE: digital nation - life on the virtual frontier. Top 12 Sites To Watch Videos That Are Better Than YouTube. YouTube was created in 2005, but much like Google, it feels like it’s been around forever.
We post our videos on YouTube, look for some silly entertainment during boring afternoons and send videos along to friends much like old ladies used to spread gossip around town not very long ago. But should you be limited to YouTube? Let’s be honest, there is a whole world of streaming video online that most people have never seen because they have settled for YouTube. Most video sites have the same features, or features even better than YouTube has and some have a more specialized selection or much higher quality videos. So here is a small sample of video sites you should check out that many people feel are better than YouTube. Current TV Current TV is a website that is also a TV channel, but unlike all other tv sites, that post their content from tv on their video sites, Current plays the content from their website on TV. Big Think Atom Blip.tv 5 Min World Wide Internet TV (WwiTV) Hulu Vimeo Stickam. 5Across Archives. Click here to read the whole series Print books have survived the onslaught of so many new forms of media over the years, from movies to television to the Internet.
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While somewhat creepy, those ads are perhaps the least of our worries. What many of us don’t realize is that there are multiple parties tracking our [...] more » 5Across is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. 5Across is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways.