Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Jimmie Johnson Foundation working with Samsung to give one school a $48,000 technology makeover

The Jimmie Johnson Foundation announced that Lowe’s and Samsung will partner with them again this year to Team Up for Technology, providing one K-12 public or charter school in the United States with a $48,000 technology makeover.
Team Up for Technology is open to all K-12 public or charter schools in the United States. Nominations may be submitted at jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org or Twitter, twitter.com/jjfoundation48, now through Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. ET.  Ten schools from the initial nominations will be selected as semi-finalists and asked to submit a video application. The final winner will be selected based on those applications.
“Through the foundation’s work the past few years with public education, we’ve seen the technology need that schools across the country are facing,” said five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, who along with his wife, Chandra, started the Jimmie Johnson Foundation in 2006. “The partnership with Lowe’s and Samsung allows us to make a sizable impact for a school. The video submissions that some of the kids come up with are so creative and it’s neat to see them take an interest in their educations.”
Now in its third year, Team Up for Technology has awarded $96,000 in cash and technology to two deserving schools.
 “Team Up For Technology has completely changed our ability to deliver high quality, rigorous instruction to our students,” said Scott Larkin, principal at New Hanover Township School, which won the $48,000 grant in 2012. “Thanks to the Jimmie Johnson Foundation's generosity, we have forged a partnership with Samsung that is redefining our use of technology in the classroom.”
Schools may be nominated by multiple individuals, however, individuals may only submit one nomination. Nominations submitted using Twitter are limited to a single tweet of 140 characters, should outline why a school is need of a makeover and must include #teamup4tech. The tweet may include a photo but the photo link must be contained in the single tweet.


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