Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Technology Priority

The following is an excerpt from the Federal Register today, December 15, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 240) [Page 78485-78511], with a new priority for funding from the Department of Education Supplemental Priorities for Discretionary Grant Programs
New Priority 6--Technology
We have established a new priority, Priority 6--Technology, that reads as follows: "Projects that are designed to improve student achievement or teacher effectiveness through the use of high-quality digital tools or materials, which may include preparing teachers to use the technology to improve instruction, as well as developing, implementing, or evaluating digital tools or materials.'' Federal Register Online via GPO Access [DOCID:fr15de10-138
This document also includes new priorities on Enabling More Data-Based Decision-Making and Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education, Increasing Postsecondary Success, Building Evidence of Effectiveness. Anyone want to collaborate on a proposal to provide evidence that the effective implementation of electronic portfolios (with digital storytelling) can address these priorities in K-12 schools?

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