Recent Group Activity
Our goal is to improve writing performance by creating a virtual writer's workshop using Google Apps. Students will receive direct instruction in effective writing strategies and collaborate using netbook computers and Google Apps.
There are four classrooms participating in four Oregon counties. Read more »
The Goals of the West Hills Writing Project:
The West Hills Writing Project is a comprehensive program designed to provide students with the skills to collaborate with peers, communicate learning and publish quality works of writing. Through the use of literature, journals, the writing process, Alphasmart NEO 2s, and the Renaissance Place Accelerated Reader program, the students will complete both individual projects and collaborative projects. The students will increase their scores on the Oregon State Writing Assessment.
Gaffney Lane has been learning with the one to one laptop program for the past 2 years and will pilot the use of iPads as a more sustainable and durable option. We are continually investigating the possibility of using technology as learning tools. We will be piloting the use of iPads with 12 of our students.
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BookTube - A Production of the Springfield Literacy Network
“BookTube,” brought to you by the “Springfield Literacy Network” (SLN), is a joint multimedia and social networking project facilitated by the Media Specialists from two middle schools and four elementary schools to promote reading. Read more »
Mt. Angel School District's (MASD) Instructional Technology Coach, Jennifer Rabing has teamed up with John F. Kennedy High School's (JFK) Language Arts and Social Studies teachers, Audrey Nieswandt and Ryan Westenskow to launch an iPad Literacy Project.
The project, authored by Instructional Technology Coach, Jennifer Rabing, will aim to increase writing performance by 20% and technology literacy by 10% over the next year by promoting daily writing and collaboration using leading technology. Read more »
Dear Qwest 2010-11 Grant Awardee,
Please write (by January 15th per your contract) your project overview and project goals in a Qwest Grant post. Remember you must go to the create content block to the left of this post. Then select Post. Finally, fill in appropriate information (title, goals, summary) click preview (make sure you like it) then click submit.
Thank you for posting your exciting project plan.
Darren HudginsRead more »
The Qwest Foundation has partnered with the Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) to award $58,500 in mini-grants to districts. This opportunity isthrough a Qwest Foundation for Education Grant to be awarded to Oregon K-12 educators who participate in their Regional Ed Tech Cadre and who demonstrate an innovative use of technology with students and or collaborate with a teacher(s) team. The funds will be disbursed to the local school. Qwest Foundation funds may be used to purchase the following for use in the classroom: Read more »
I have attached the 2010-11 Qwest Grant Application. Please upload the document and read through it thoroughly. Should you have any questions please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.