Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Best Buy te@ch Technology Award

Ashford School has received a Best Buy te@ch Technology Award. It is based on a proposal submitted by Marji Roy and has been used to purchased $2500 of technology equipment at Best Buy. The goal is to expand use of both still and video digital photography at Ashford School. Purchases include a digital camcorder, 5 digital still cameras, a printer, and assorted camera supplies including batteries, chargers and cases. Additionally 5 flash drives were purchased to simplify the transfer of files between school and home. Students and staff can sign out these drives to transfer large files.

Best Buy started the te@ch grant program in 2003 to reward schools that creatively integrate interactive technology into their curricula. It is to support programs that make learning fun. Students at Ashford School will use the new equipment in order to add more multimedia content (photographs and videos) to many different assignments.