Thursday, April 27, 2006

Bringing Science Alive in Low-Income Schools

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has awarded a one-year grant of $352,000 to Kansas City Public Television (KCPT) so that 50 low-income schools can participate in ChalkWaves – an innovative, technology-based effort that makes a vast archive of more than 7,000 science-related digital video clips instantly available to teachers and students. This is one more grant in the Kauffman Foundation’s 10-year agenda to advance student achievement in the areas of mathematics, science and technology.

ChalkWaves functions much like an audio/video encyclopedia, delivering live-action video clips that illustrate a wide variety of science concepts into the classroom. Each program is correlated to state learning standards and can be displayed upon a computer screen or by projector within a matter of moments.

Anyone up to helping a low-income school apply for a ChalkWaves grant?

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