$75,000 awarded to help NJ schools deploy educational technology

12/11/2012 12:00:00 AM

Nine New Jersey schools will have the opportunity to roll out new technology-driven learning programs as a result of $75,000 in grants announced today by Lightpath®, provider of Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses. Schools receiving a Lightpath grant will fund a wide range of technology-based programs that will see tablet devices, webcams, video editing software and interactive whiteboards introduced into classrooms.

The following schools, which were chosen from among 80 applicants, will receive grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 from Lightpath to advance teaching and learning with technology:

$10,000 Grant Winners

-      Cedar Drive Middle School – Colts Neck (Monmouth County)

-      Charles J. Riley School #9 – Paterson (Passaic County)

-     Macopin Middle School – West Milford (Passaic County)

-      PANTHER Academy – Paterson (Passaic County)

-      University Heights Charter School – Newark (Essex County)

-      The Wardlaw-Hartridge School – Edison (Middlesex County)

$5,000 Grant Winners

-      Midland Park High School – Midland Park (Bergen County)

-      Milltown Primary School – Bridgewater (Somerset County)

-      Wemrock Brook School – Manalapan (Monmouth County)

Students at grant-winning schools will be able to publish original content to the Web, take advantage of education apps, create original video content, monitor town water quality, advance math skills, explore space and learn from teachers around the world.

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