Where do social studies and technology intersect in Northeast Seattle?
At Eckstein Middle School, in the sixth-grade classroom of Eric Miller, who has been awarded a $10,000 Teachers and Technology grant from the Qwest Foundation.
The purpose of the grant, one of nine given statewide, is to help teachers use technology to solve real-world problems. Miller’s students are ambitious: They will use the grant for their Heroes of Africa project, in which they are designing multimedia products that will interpret and communicate what they have learned while researching Africa and their ideas for helping solve its societal, industrial and environmental problems.
Eckstein Principal Kim Whitworth wasn’t too surprised by the award. “Eric Miller provides multiple opportunities for students to integrate technology into their learning as process and product,