$2.5 million to integrate technology into K-12 classrooms

InfoSource Inc., the developer and distributor of the “How to Master” line of technology-related education products, is accepting applications for its new grant program. The InfoSource Integrating Technology in the Classroom Grant Program will award up to $2.5 million in online tools and training to school districts. The grant is meant to support “in need” school districts across the nation by providing the tools and technology needed to improve digital literacy skills for both teachers and students, simplify and enhance the learning process, and make computers and the internet an integral part of the classroom. The grants will provide qualified K-12 school districts with the “How to Master: Learn It! Build It! Share It!” suite of online tools and technology training. The tools and training support both the National Education Technology Plan and the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Awardees will receive financial assistance for a one-year product license for faculty, staff, and/or student use in their school district. Applicants must apply online and include a short one-to-two page summary detailing how the district plans to integrate technology in the classroom utilizing InfoSource’s How to Master: Learn It! Build It! Share It! suite of online tools and technology training. In the first year, InfoSource plans to award more than 100 grants, ranging from $1,000 to $75,000 in product value. School districts are encouraged to apply early, since applications will be reviewed and awarded monthly until the grant pool has been exhausted. Submissions will be accepted through December 31, 2005. All grants will be awarded by the end of January 2006. (Note: Be sure to click on the “Grant Program” link when accessing this site online.)

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