Technology in the Classroom doesn't have to be expensive, does it?

You've read the research! You've heard the buzz! You've seen the commercials! Now see it in action!
Technology can be a great motivator for student engagement, but it can also be perceived as a financial barrier. There are alternatives out there to many of the technology tools (hardware and software) that many educators use. This workshop will cover a wide array of available technology that is free or inexpensive to all levels of education. Find some really effective ways to stretch that dollar! Some of the areas we'll cover in the workshop will be: Examples of student projects; Google Tools for the Classroom; Online Classroom management; Alternatives to traditional software.

Presentation Files: 

Funding Opportunities

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides funding to states to replace cuts to K-12 and higher education for several purposes including teacher professional development for making progress toward rigorous college and career-ready standards.

Information links for funding professional development:

Using Recovery Funds to Drive School Reform and Improvement

AARA Title I Part A Funds

Implementing the Recovery Act

Implementation Ideas from the Field

Perkins Funding

The CCPC conference includes professional development topics for faculty, counselors, and administrators that meet requirements of the 2006 Perkins Act (Sections 122, 124, 134, and 135).

Information links for funding professional development:

Perkins IV (2006) Legislation

Perkins IV (2006) Policy Guidance