The GenevaLogic Foundation has announced the debut of the GenevaLogic Visionary Grants. Four GenevaLogic Visionary Grants, designed to recognize teachers who have an innovative vision of the ways that instructional technology powered by Vision classroom management software can improve teaching and learning, will be awarded in January 2008.
Successful applicants are eligible to receive either a Vision Class Kit or a Vision School Kit. In addition, all grantees will also receive a personal membership in the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which includes many valuable benefits. The total value of the grants is more than $10,000. Applications are available at <http://www.GenevaLogicFoundation.org>.
K-12 educators, including classroom teachers, school librarians and technology specialists, are eligible to apply for the Vision Class Kit grants. To apply, teachers need to download a free 30-day trial of Vision from the GenevaLogic Web site and use it to teach with technology in the classroom, library media center, or computer lab. Then applicants will submit a brief essay on how the classroom management software enhanced the way they teach with technology and how they would benefit from having the Vision Class Kit to use with their students.
A special panel of ISTE members will judge the essays for their descriptions of visionary uses of technology, the depth of their commitment to using classroom management software and demonstration of need for a GenevaLogic Visionary Grant.
In addition to Vision, the Vision Class Kit includes two plug-ins, App-Control and Surf·Lock2, plus the Vision Teach-Pad, which gives teachers push-button control of all classroom computers. App-Control allows teachers to remotely launch applications, share documents and manage access to applications on all student computers. Using Surf·Lock2, teachers turn browsing on or off from their computer with a single click, allow students access only to selected Web sites that support instruction, and stop or limit Web browsing instantly for a single student or the entire class.
With the Vision School Kit, an entire school is equipped to manage classroom computer activity, guide student learning on computers and teach with technology. The Vision School Kit includes school-wide licenses for Vision, three Vision Teach-Pads, App-Control, SurfLock2, and Pointer, a plug-in that allows teachers to annotate text or graphics on the computer while teaching. Teacher training materials are also included in this package.
The deadline for applying for the GenevaLogic Visionary Grants is Dec. 28, 2007. The recipients will be announced in January 2008, and grantees will be recognized by the GenevaLogic Foundation and ISTE at a special reception at the 2008 National Educational Computing Conference, June 29-July 2, 2008, in San Antonio.
Source: GenevaLogic, www.genevalogic.com