Friday, December 07, 2007

Grant Opportunity for classroom teachers and library-media specialists

Dedicated teachers often find themselves spending their own money to buy learning materials as school districts squeeze budgets. In 1997, EDS initiated the EDS Technology Grants program to help defray costs and encourage teachers’ creative learning solutions.

With these grants, teachers and library media specialists of children ages 6 through 18 purchase technology to improve their students’ ability to learn. Through a competitive application process, applicants create innovative uses of technology for the classroom. Grants of USD $1,500 are awarded each year to schools around the world. To date, EDS has given more than USD $2 million.

What are you waiting for? Download an application and apply!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

MIT OpenCourseWare for High School

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has created a new web site with free online resources that aim to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) instruction at the high school level. "Highlights for High School," which builds on MIT's OpenCourseWare (OCW) initiative, is designed to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists and to serve as a valuable tool for high school teachers. OCW publishes educational materials under an open license that encourages their reuse, redistribution, and modification for noncommercial purposes...