InfoSource Inc., a provider of IT training and courseware for schools and businesses, has awarded Integrating Technology in the Classroom Grants to six school districts representing more than 50 schools.
Designed to accelerate learning through the innovative use of technology, these grants aim to support high-need school systems by providing the tools to improve digital literacy skills for both students and teachers, InfoSource saidmaking computers and the internet an integral part of the classroom.
The winning school districts are El Dorado Public Schools, Ark.; Platte Canyon School District, Colo.; Whitfield County Schools, Ga.; Newton Public Schools, Kan.; South Kingstown School District, R.I.; and Addison Northwest Supervisory Union, Vt.
Winning districts receive InfoSource’s How to Master “Learn It! Build It! Share It!” suite of online tools and technology training. With dial-up or broadband internet access and the “Learn It! Build It! Share It!” suite, staff and students can access online computer and internet skills training, testing, assignments, grade books, reporting, chat rooms, discussion boards, file sharing, a lesson plan builder, and a lesson plan library, InfoSource said. The suite also contains an easy-to-use content authoring tool and test builder, so teachers can create their own online training and tests.
The grant is open to all K-12 school districts in the United States that can demonstrate a need for the How To Master “Learn It! Build It! Share It!” online suite. The application process consist of two parts; an online application form and submission of a short (1-2 page) summary detailing how your district plans to integrate technology in the classroom using the InfoSource suite of tools.