Grades 3-8 Classroom Technology Grants

The Turning Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization established by Turning Technologies, LLC, today announced in partnership with Study Island and Performance Matters, their 2009 Classroom Improvement Technology Grant. The goal of this joint effort is to help educators develop 21st Century classrooms and improve achievement by providing technology and professional development tools from multiple industry leading companies.

Grant applications will be accepted from teachers in grades 3-8 currently teaching in an accredited, non-profit, public school building in the United States. Fifteen (15) classroom awards estimated at $5000 each will be distributed and include student response technology, a web-based standards mastery program, as well as data management tools.

Selected applicants will receive the following:

Turning Technologies, will provide one 32-seat radio frequency student response system that includes: TurningPoint® and TurningPoint AnyWhere™ polling software, ResponseCard® RF keypads, USB-based response RF receiver, QuestionPoint™ 2 state-aligned question bank, customized carrying case and technical support.

Study Island will include a one year license of the specific classroom subject for up to 30 students as well as access to their customer and technical support. Study Island enables students to choose their style of learning and work at their own pace. They can work using a standard test format or choose from a wide range of interactive games.

Performance Matters will provide one year of access to their enterprise platform for data-driven decision making for each awarded teacher as well as technical and professional development support.

Grant applications will be available online starting September 22, 2009 and will close October 25, 2009. Awards will be announced October 30, 2009. For more information, visit: