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Blog // Connect Ohio

GE Foundation Provides Grant for Cincinnati Public Schools to Enhance Technology in the Classroom

By Lyndsey Kleven

In 2011, the GE Foundation donated a grant of $5.3 million to Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) as part of a three-year extension to implement the Common Core State Standards, goals each student must meet in order to ensure they are prepared for extended learning opportunities. 40 Cincinnati Public Schools participated in the partnership with GE to embark on yearlong capstone projects taken on by 4th through 8th grade students. Much of the funding went toward purchasing technology equipment to be placed in the classrooms specifically for this project. Classrooms received two or more technology backpacks, with guidelines for the teachers...

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Techie Club

By Lyndsey Kleven

One way that TECH CORPS promotes technology in education is through its Techie Club program. The goal of Techie Club is to provide students with lessons focusing on a variety of computer topics, promote twenty-first century skills, and provide students with an awareness of technology and STEM-related careers. Techie Club is for 3rd to 6th graders and is being implemented in 15 locations across Ohio this year. The club is run differently at each school and can be adapted to meet the school’s environment and needs. In most locations, it is volunteer-lead and held as a yearlong afterschool program meeting 60 to 90 minutes once a week....

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TECH CORPS Highlights Importance of Technology to Education

By Lyndsey Kleven

TECH CORPS’ aim is to inspire and educate K-12 students about technology and the computer science industry. Founded in 1995, its mission is to create a technologically literate society in which all K-12 students have equal access to technology skills, programs, and resources that will enhance their education and allow them to successfully compete in the global economy. The mission is achieved through the organization’s support and recruitment of tech-savvy volunteers, looking to give back by providing students with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related skills. The organization is based on founder Gary Beach’s...

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We're Celebrating Education Month At Connected Nation!

By Connected Nation

We're excited to announce the kick-off of Connected Nation’s Education Month. We’re working with partners across the nation on efforts and initiatives to connect more classrooms and bring better technology to students and educators. Recently, we launched our Edified program. The initiative seeks to increase the deployment of the latest mobile technology, robust wireless connectivity, education apps, and twenty-first century teaching practice in America’s K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. The Edified program builds partnerships with technology companies, education research organizations, broadband providers, and...

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