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Digital Learning Fund to Help Teachers Acquire Technology

Curriculum Advantage is partnering with DonorsChoose.org on the Digital Learning Fund, an effort to help teachers fund classroom technology.

Classworks from Curriculum Advantage offers individualized learning pathways based on student assessments. DonorsChoose.org is a crowdfunding website that aims to help teachers procure classroom and other learning resources. As a result of the partnership, ClassWorks will choose technology-centered projects from its giving page on DonorsChoose.org each week to fund.

Teachers can add their projects to DonorsChoose.org between Sept. 25 and Nov. 17 for consideration. The company will announce winners each week through the Classworks Facebook and Twitter pages.

"Last year, we purchased Chromebooks for our schools using the Classworks Digital Learning Fund. Our students use the Classworks program on their Chromebooks," said Hector Baeza, principal at Donehoo Elementary School, in a prepared statement.  "We had the highest reading scores we've had in four years and our math scores were significantly higher than the year before. Classworks played an important part. Students and teachers are motivated and the added technology was a tremendous help."

"Classworks is passionate about helping teachers use technology to make learning come alive for students. Funding projects through DonorsChoose.org gives us the opportunity to help more teachers using a medium they are already familiar with," said Debra Synatschk, vice president, customer success team at Classworks, in a news release. "We're excited to see the innovative ways teachers use the funds to maximize their use of Classworks with additional technology in the classroom."

For more information on how to apply or to read about past winners, visit curriculumadvantage.com.

About the Author

Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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