BHEF Announces $78,345 1:1 Mobile Learning Pilot Grant
The Byram Hills Education Foundation announced that it has awarded $78,345 to fund a 1:1 Mobile Learning Pilot grant for the entire sixth grade at H.C. Crittenden Middle School in Armonk, NY. This grant, made possible by the first-ever directed giving campaign by the BHEF, has been accepted by the Board of Education as part of the District’s 1:1 Mobile Learning initiative for roll-out beginning January 23, 2015.
"We want to express thanks to the community for generously supporting our 1:1 Mobile Learning directed giving campaign. It was a huge success. The 1:1 grant will seamlessly integrate technology into the classroom and will enrich the sixth grade learning experience,” said Scott R. Levy, BHEF Chairman.
This grant provides 210 Chromebook laptop computers for every sixth grade student to use throughout the school day. The grant also funds related software and charging stations, eliminating the need for students to check out a laptop one class at a time. The 1:1 Mobile Learning initiative extends the curriculum and learning opportunities for students, as well as increases efficiency for teachers and enhances communications among parents and the District. This grant also leverages previous grants awarded by the BHEF, including the BHEF Fast Path grant in 2012 and Cloud-Based Computing in 2013.
“This Chromebooks initiative provides Byram Hills with a tool that goes far beyond the typical tablet. It has the potential to change classrooms in the same way that PCs changed the business world. The BHEF's vision and support has provided Byram Hills with another great resource for our students!” said Dr. William M. Donohue, Superintendent, Byram Hills Central School District.
Other grants recently funded by the General Fund include the Maker’s Club at Coman Hill, the Wampus Peaceful Playground, and the 3D Printer at BHHS. Click here for a complete list of grants funded by the General Fund.
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