Digital cameras, computer equipment and software are among the new technologies that will be available to five area schools as a result of the Teacher Showcase for Learning Grants recently awarded by Time Warner Cable Mid-Ohio Division.
The grants provide funding for schools to purchase technology that will be used in the classroom coupled with cable resources such as educational programming or Web sites to provide creative learning experiences.
Educators were invited to submit applications for the grants. Grant recipients for the 2006-2007 school year are:
• Liberty Union-Thurston Elementary, Baltimore – LU Lions Dispatch, submitted by third-grade
teacher Shelly Byers. The school received a $250 grant to purchase a digital camera and related equipment.
• Crooksville K-8 School, Crooksville – Weather Broadcasts, submitted by science teacher
Michelle Collins. The school received a $475 grant for a DCR-DVD mini handycam.
• Shawnee Middle School, Lima – Education Through Photography, submitted by teacher
and school newspaper advisor Jennifer Vonderwell. The school received a $340 grant for a digital camera and related equipment.
• Marion Harding High School, Marion – Comparative News Coverage, submitted by
journalism teacher Bob Bender. The school received a $500 grant for computer equipment.
• Eastwood High School, Pemberville – The World of Science, submitted by biology teacher
Karen Smoyer. The school received a $200 grant for puzzlemaker software.
Time Warner Cable Mid-Ohio Division President Rhonda Fraas praised the award recipients, saying, “The innovation of these teachers is limitless. Time Warner Cable is proud to recognize their efforts to develop lesson plans that create a unique and effective learning experience for today’s young people.”
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