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Canvas gives $110,000 in grants to innovative educators

By Stephen Noonoo
April 6th, 2015

Canvas grant program recognizes innovation and openness in education

canvas-grantsAs part of an awards program, Canvas learning management system parent company Instructure has given out more than $100,000 in grants supporting innovative educators in both K-12 and higher education. This year the grants were centered on the theme of “Lossless Learning.”

“We launched the Canvas Grants program two years ago to show our support for innovation in education,” said Jared Stein, vice president of research and education at Instructure. “This year’s theme, ‘Lossless Learning,’ encouraged educators to find new ways to connect technology to the face-to-face classroom, to improve learning and enhance the critical feedback loop.”

Since its inception, Instructure has aimed to grow a community of educational innovators who try new things and discover the best ways to help students learn. One of this year’s winning projects challenged seventh and eighth graders to learn about and determine the possibility of life on Mars. The project used gamification to engage learners and increase motivation while reducing cost, time, and technology barriers.

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