The JDO Foundation.
The JDO Foundation is an educational non-profit organization in Denver Colorado whose mission is to provide an enriched educational experience for pupils by providing state of the art technologies and the professional training to the educators managing these technologies. They have worked successfully with schools in their local area but want to extend their work in digital education globally.
They have generously agreed to work with a number of irish primary schools. They have set up a collaboration project with St. Mark's S.N.S that will run for a period of three years. The aim of the project is to enhance the ICT skills of the pupils and teachers involved in with these new technologies. This is a wonderful opportunity for our pupils to engage in and learn to become confident global digital citizens.
As part of the project JDO have agreed to help with the provision of iPads to the two classes involved for the period of the project. They have also agreed to support the technological infrastructure needed to make this project a success. They will help with providing the most up to date online support and training. They will also make available mobile device management for applications and devices used in this project.
We as a school are delighted to be chosen for this project. We hope that it will provide our school with the opportunity to engage with and learn from the most up to date educational technology that is available. We hope over the period of the project to display examples of the pupils work and projects in this link below. We wish every pupils engaging in this project the very best of success while experiencing this wonderful learning opportunity. We say a big ‘Thank you’ to the JDO Foundation.