The Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC) has opened its 2011 awards program. Each year GITEC provides scholarships for up to eight high school students looking to pursue majors in IT-related disciplines, including computer science.
Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) of Upper Marlboro, MD has received a full computer systems upgrade, thanks to a partnership with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and aviation and aerospace technology giant Lockheed Martin.
- By Scott Aronowitz
When it comes to securing grants for classroom technology initiatives, Lana Bellew knows what it takes. Here the Alabama grant writer shares her tips for successful grant writing, techniques and approaches she's used to secure grants for the four school districts she currently serves.
- By Bridget McCrea
Could defending champions, "Indomitable Immersion Mamas," take first place again in the next Tech Search Party, or will the team be edged out by "SmartPhonies," "Blackberry Prayer Circle," "Is Our Children Learning?" or one of the other nearly 100 teams expected to participate in the latest Tech Search Party?
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Network for Excellence in Teaching (NExT) has teamed up with the Bush Foundation to launch a video contest that calls on teachers to motivate and inspire the next generation of educators.
Tabula Digita, maker of the DimensionU Learning System and its DimensionM math-based action video game, has issued a challenge to the best gamers (and math students) in grades 3 through 8 in the land.
- By Scott Aronowitz
Your unused wireless spectrum is in jeopardy of being repossessed next spring. Leasing it is your best option.
- By Wendy Chretien
AVerMedia has rolled out two new high-definition videoconferencing systems, both offering 720p/30 HD video, content sharing capabilities, and support for a wide range of standards and formats.
Ed tech developer eInstruction has announced that its ExamView Learning Series is now aligned with Common Core State Standards.
Google wants to get middle and high school students interested in open source software, and the company is betting that a new "outreach contest" that includes cash prizes and a grand-prize trip to the Googleplex in California will appeal to budding programmers.
- By John K. Waters