Posts tagged Technology
Virtual Expeditions @ CHS – $7,668

Curricular Area: Across Subjects
Grant Focus: Experiences; Technology
Schools: Columbia High School
Items Purchased: a class set of 30 virtual reality goggles, 30 phones, and 1 “Guide” (teacher) tablet

Google has launched an educational experience called Google Expeditions—field trips that are teacher-lead through 360° virtual reality tours of over 1000 locations, colleges, and careers. 

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HMS Cameras Please - $4,767

Curricular Area: Arts
Grant Focus: Equipment
Schools: Henkle Middle School
Items Purchased: 6 Nikon D3300 DSLR Cameras, 1 Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens, 2 Ipad Air 2 128G, iMovie app, 7 SD memory cards (32G), lens caps protectors, 6 camera bags, 2 pPad protective cases, 2 Nikon extra batteries, camera protection plans (3 years)

At the time the grant was submitted, there was one very old camera shared between the Tech Guru and the Yearbook elective classes (80 students annually).

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Whitson eReaders - $4,182

Curricular Area: English Language Arts
Grant Focus: Technology
Schools: Whitson Elementary
Items Purchased:  12 Kindle Paperwhites, 12 Kindle Fires, eBook Library

This grant supported a pilot into using eReaders to "encourage voracious consumption of high-quality books" by Whitson students, as well as supporting struggling readers and English language learners with "immersive reading" experiences.

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