Superintendent's Memo #070-11

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

March 11, 2011

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Google SketchUp Pro Statewide K-12 Licensing Grants

Google's SketchUp Pro, a 3D modeling software application, is being offered at no cost to Virginia school divisions through statewide K-12 licensing grants. SketchUp Pro can be integrated into many subject areas, from mathematics and science, to computer technology and English, to pre-architecture and engineering classes (http://sitescontent.google.com/google-sketchup-for-educators/Home). It is also widely used with Google Earth to support creative, real-world applications for a tool that is commonly used by professionals.

If your division would like SketchUp Pro, the name and e-mail address of the division contact person should be sent to Teresa Coryell at teresa.coryell@doe.virginia.gov. She will also need to know which of the following license codes you wish to receive:

 

The attached Google statewide K-12 licensing information sheet describes technical requirements and support information for teachers.

If you have questions about this project, please contact Jean Weller, educational technology specialist, at (804) 225-2825 or via e-mail at jean.weller@doe.virginia.gov.

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Attachment:

  1. Google SketchUp Pro Statewide K-12 Licensing Grants (PDF)