2015-2016 Chris Nelson Memorial Grant Recipients
Team Leader: Sarah Potter Email: email@example.com
The Deerfield BYOD/1:1 Hybrid program envisions a program that will engage students in their own learning by changing instruction to meet students in their digital environment at home and at school. The BYOD/1:1 hybrid Chromebook program will leverage school technology funds with parent purchases of devices.
To learn more, read the Deerfield application
The fifth-grade team at Deefield Community School is off and running with their BYOD/1:1 Hybrid program. Take a look at their blog, DCS Tech Bytes, to learn about how they introduced the program to the parents and all of the work they did this summer.
Google for Grown Ups-Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader!?
Check out how the DCS grant team taught the 5th grade parents
about Google and how to use the Chromebooks at home.
Build it and They Will Come
See how Deerfield's technology focus has evolved. Originally the team hoped that 20% of thir students would bring their own devices. In November the team realized that 80% of their students have their own devices. See the statistics and learn more in the DCS Tech Bytes blog.
Team Leader: Kathy Pearce Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The ORHS Maker Space program envisions a space where students can learn and advance their spacial skills, explore basic engineering principles, and develop confidence in problem solving through hands-on learning, self-directed inquiry, and collaborative fun.
To learn more, read the ORHS application.
Oyster River High School has set up their Maker Space and is starting to populate it with tools to allow students to work on projects, network, and build. Learn about how one Advanced IT student has been working with the 3D printer and a Little Bits kit in the ORHackShack blog.
Ready or Not, Here We Come!
Creating and opening a MakerSpace is a big endeavor. Learn about how the ORHS grant team has set up their space and the unique ways they are finding staff.
How to Design for 3D Printing
Students in the ORHackShack are learning to work with SketchUp to design 3D drawings that can then be printed. See how these students worked through frustration to find success, in the ORHackShack blog
Team Leader: Pam Harland Email: email@example.com
The Shark Tank and Technology Education project looks to engage hands-on learners in the welding, woodshop, and automotive programs and allow students in these classes to become compentent and understand the role of troubleshooting, research and development, invention and innovation, and experimentation through problem solving.
To learn more, read the Sanborn application
Receiving a technology based grant is sometimes the easy part. Read about how Sanborn overcame some adversity this summer with their grant project and how they have moved forward to get their Shark Tank and Technology Education Project up and running in the Sanborn Learning Commons blog.
Organization is Key
Organization, ease of access, and accessibility are key for a successful roll-out of any new technology in a school. Read the Sanborn Learning Commons blog to see what equipment the grant team purchased to keep their technology safe and usable.