With Technology Matching Funds the First Tee of Greater Seattle added new camcorders and IMacs to their First Tee Learning Center. The 105 students in the program are using the new technology in a variety of ways. Students are learning video skills to create “goal ladders” to assess their current positions and set attainable goals based on where they want to be in the future. In addition to using the computers to learn job readiness skills, First Tee Mentors and mentees are using iMovie software to record their experiences. The “Girls Club” classes created a “She Rocks” video. Learn more about the 2010 Technology Matching Fund grantees at http://seattle.gov/tech/tmf/Projects2010.htm .
Attend a free drop-in help session this Saturday to learn how to use the City’s online grants management tool for the Technology Matching Fund and Neighborhood Matching Funds. The session will be held Saturday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the Garfield Community Center Computer Lab, located at 2323 E Cherry St. Contact Delia Burke at 233-2751 for more information. The Bill Wright Technology Matching Fund deadline is May 19th. The NMF Small and Simple deadline is May 9th.
Starting in Jan, 2011, the Coalition of Refugees from Burma’s Mobile Computer Literacy Training team began delivering computer literacy training to newly arrived refugees from Burma in languages understood by refugees. The CRB provides weekly computer literacy training. Three hour long computer literacy classes are held in Tukwila on Saturdays and Seattle on Sundays. This project is supported by the City’s Technology Matching Fund. Photos from the first trainings are online:
More information at www.allBurmaRefugees.org, Facebook.com/BurmaRefugees
The YMCA of Greater Seattle has wrapped up a 2009 Tech Matching Fund grant. With $19K in city funds and over $28k in matching contributions, the Y trained 257 youth in middle and high school using a moblie lab. The youth gained skills in online safety, Internet research, digital photography, video production, media literacy, effective communication, graphics design, social networking, blogging and podcasting. Here is a slide show produced by an Aki Kurose student http://www.pugetsoundoff.org/video/11797, and a video from a Hamilton middle school youth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzmyXU0Wsns