We came up with a solution to the need for a TV in the school room without getting another TV. Instead we got an iMac.
The eMac is now in the school room ready to be used for watching the science and math DVDs and also for the kids to play their school games (which are, so far, Music Ace Deluxe, Rosetta Stone Spanish, and Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing) and to do word processing. It’s not connected to the internet.
Our new iMac is in the dining room where the eMac used to be. A nice bonus is Leopard (the newest version of the OS X operating system) has controls that allow the parents to determine the hours and amount of time per day a login can be used so now the kids are limited to 1 1/2 hours of non-school games per day. Ani would spend all day on the computer if we let her.