Need help developing a 21st century classroom?

The Turning Foundation, in collaboration with Samsung Mobile, BrainPOP, and Turning Technologies, recently announced the new Winter 2012 Classroom Improvement Technology Grant.

The goal of this joint effort is to help educators develop 21st Century classrooms and improve achievement by providing effective, engaging technology tools from multiple industry leading companies.

Mike Broderick, the founder and CEO of Turning Technologies who also helped establish the Turning Foundation in 2009, said the power of real-time, immediate feedback both as an engagement tactic and as an instructional tool is proven, effective, and a critical need for every classroom in the drive for higher student achievement.

“Combining our technology with the powerful Samsung Galaxy tablet and the interactive resources of BrainPOP is truly an exciting solution for today’s classrooms,” he added.

Grant applications will be accepted from teachers in grades K-12 who currently are teaching in an accredited, non-profit school building in the United States. Ten classroom awards estimated at $3,600 each will be distributed.

Selected applicants each will receive one 32-seat radio frequency student response system that includes software, hardware, and technical support from Turning Technologies; a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 device; and a classroom access subscription from BrainPOP that includes uses of both BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. platforms.

Teachers can submit CIT grant applications through Feb. 15.

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