In Illinois, school tech grants get big boost

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Seven Chicago schools will be awarded grants of up to $100,000 each Tuesday to explore how laptops, iPhones and iPads can help teachers move away from single lesson plans toward a more individualized approach to learning.

The education groups administering the grants say technology can help teachers provide extra help for struggling students and additional work for the children who excel.

"This isn't just about using iPads as a fancy note-taking device," said Heather Anichini, CEO of the Chicago Public Education Fund. "This is about radically changing how schools are doing school, to incorporate technology into the classroom to allow for more individualized learning."

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