CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation: Competitive Grants for Oregon and Washington Teachers. This is the site of the CenturyLink Technology Grants. OETC has been partnering to offer this opportunity since 2005 and are excited to add Washington teachers.  

This is an extention of the Qwest Edtech mini-grants of years past.

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The Traditional Prose Writing 101

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Final Reporting! The Sock Puppet Project

The intermediate grade students are feeling very empowered - walking from room to room with their clipboards and survey information!  As soon as they complete the gathering of information,they will be utilizing one of the iPads purchased with the CenturyLink grant.  The 7 iPads arrived earlier in the fall, along with several keyboards and covers. Read more »

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Lakeside High School. Reading Acceleration, Team Teaching with Technology

The Wicom Tech Reading Pens arrived before school started and our studnets have learned to use them well.  I will attach a program and goal informative letter that was mailed to parents of the students in class.  This attachment will explain how we are monitoring student growth in the class.  We are hoping that using the reading pens on a daily basis will improve comprehension and vocabulary and the progress will be monitored at six points throughout the school year. Read more »

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Four Rivers: Documenting and Celebrating Family Heritage Through Technology

        With the technology provided by our Centrury Link Grant, a unique technology based elective was created for students in 6th - 8th grade. They are exploring their families heritage, culture and traditions through research, interviews and are compiling beautiful photo journal books to be published. The photos and stories that these students' are learning to tell has been an extremeley powerful process to all. We are looking forward to our books being printed by January.  Read more »

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Hawkology: Chromebook Update

Wow, the Chromebooks arrived and everyone was so excited that we all got on them and crashed the network. After we got that fixed, the district set Mr. Andrews up as the "Google Accounts" manager. We have 460 plus students at our school this fall and we already had many new chromebooks to help alleviate the access to technolgy concern. The Chromebooks that we got from the Century Link grant gave us the opportunity to place 15 chromebooks into the Kindergaten classrooms, and we are now rolling into phase 2 of our overall technology plan.

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Lacomb ChromeBooks

Here at Lacomb School, a rural K-8 in the Lebanon Community School District, we are very excited to have our Chromebooks out of boxes and ready to go. Since this is the first experience with Chromebooks for my class, my students have just started to get comfortable with accessing technology and deciding whether that information comes from a reliable source. With our current plans to begin creating websites on the five Oregon regions, each group of students will be responsible for finding reliable sources, credible testimony on information and common-use photos to publish. Read more »

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Lacomb ChromeBooks

Here at Lacomb School, a rural K-8 in the Lebanon Community School District, we are very excited to have our Chromebooks out of boxes and ready to go. Since this is the first experience with Chromebooks for my class, my students have just started to get comfortable with accessing technology and deciding whether that information comes from a reliable source. With our current plans to begin creating websites on the five Oregon regions, each group of students will be responsible for finding reliable sources, credible testimony on information and common-use photos to publish. Read more »

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The Chromebooks are here! The Chromebooks are here!

Due to a mix-up at district headquarters my Chromebooks just arrived on the 6th. However, I am attaching a Powerpoint I did with all my kids to introduce them to the lab rules and the district Internet rules, before the Chromebooks arrived. I am also attaching my Internet Driver's License template for the licenses the students receive once they have their district acceptable use policy form in and signed. If anyone can use these please feel free to take them and make any changes you want. You have my blessing. Read more »

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Chromeworks: Homework with a Flip

We began our after school program two weeks ago with the addition of our new class choice, Chromeworks: Homework with a Flip.  We started with eleven students in this class.  The students are excited to have the chance to work with the Chromebooks to research a subject of their interest and create a presentation to share with their peers.  I have taught many classes in our after school program, but this is the first one that has ALL students focused and on-task throughout the entire class! Read more »

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October 2014 Check in

Whitson Elementary is happy to report that in our 3 month eSpark pilot program last spring we saw double the anticipated growth in foundational literacy skills  with approximately 100 2nd graders.  As we entered into the second year of our pilot (this one will run for 8 months), we have the following questions:

Will we see that same growth in the areas of reading literature, reading informational text and math over a longer period of time? Read more »

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