Wood Creek Elementary receives $23K for tech project

A Detroit-based nonprofit has awarded Wood Creek Elementary School fifth-graders a $23,000 grant for a video technology based project.

The funds from Community Telecommunications Network (CTN), will support Lights! Camera! Action! Sharing our Learning Wirelessly!, with 30 iPads, three Padcasters (video recording equipment), iPad storage/charging systems, microphones, lighting, and a Vimeo account. According to a Farmington Public Schools press release, “The project will help students meet state standards for English Language Arts by connecting technology, learning, and presentation skills.”

CTN is a partnership formed in 1987 by Detroit Public Television, Macomb Intermediate School District, Oakland Schools, the School District of the City of Detroit, Wayne Regional Education Service Agency, and Wayne State University.