Two mobile applications took the top awards in the 2011 Software & Information Industry Association's latest education technology competition.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Ohio's Bloom-Carroll Local School District is shoring up its classrooms through two technology grant programs open to all schools--one a corporate program providing free classroom amplification systems, the other a program that distributes used computers to schools from government and military sources.
- By Bridget McCrea
Students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District will have more opportunities to engage in learning about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) after the district was awarded $700,000 by the KeyBank Foundation.
- By Mike Hohenbrink
In a push to get the Federal Communications Commission to release more funding for its popular E-rate program, Funds For Learning, a compliance service firm for E-rate applicants, is circulating an open letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and an online petition.
- By Stephen Noonoo
The Software and Information Industry Association's (SIIA) education division has selected 11 participants for its Innovation Incubator Program.
Twenty-three school districts, colleges, and other organizations are one step closer to receiving a portion of $150 million to be awarded by the United States Department of Education through the Investing in Innovation (i3) program.
Microsoft has begun collaborating with the United States Department of Education, the British Council, and the Smithsonian Institution in projects designed to help prepare educators to use educational technology in the classroom.
As part of its classroom technology grant series, DYMO/Mimio will award two teachers a trove of interactive learning gear for demonstrating how they would blend individual student instruction and group lessons using DYMO/Mimio hardware and Headsprout Reading Comprehension software.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Teachers from 10 schools received classroom technology grants this month in the second DYMO/Mimio Jump Start Grant program. Another classroom tech grant program, Bridging the Gap, is currently accepting applications.
The 2011 Best in Class grant program will award teachers with $50,000 in funding for classroom equipment and materials. The grant is being offered by the non-profit Kids in Need Foundation and women's clothing retailer Loft.