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Grant Opportunities. Education - ConnectED - Apple. Grants — TeachersCount. General Grants Save on Energy Teacher Grant Interested in winning $500 for your classroom?

Grants — TeachersCount® is looking for the best lesson plans for teaching students about energy or sustainability. They teach consumers of all ages about the many aspects of energy in our Learning Center through blog posts, videos and infographics. Deadline: 5 p.m. The American Turkish Society Curriculum Development Grants Curriculum Development Grants in the amounts of $250-$2,500, are made available by The American Turkish Society, a NY-based not for profit dedicated to enhancing ties between Turkey and the United States. K-12 School Grants The K-12 school grants website provides teachers with the latest updates and information on grants. Pets in the Classroom The Pet Care Trust is sponsoring the “Pets in the Classroom” program that provides educators with funds to purchase and maintain classroom pets. DonorsChoose Academic Enrichment Grants Fund for Teachers NEA Foundation. Funding Digital Learning - Office of Educational Technology.

Fundamental Questions As states and districts update technology resources, it may seem that the needs overwhelm resources.

Funding Digital Learning - Office of Educational Technology

Before major technology purchases, leaders will want to consider an approach and define a goal that makes sense for the particular region. Some questions to consider include: What resources are presently available in schools, and how are they distributed? (For example, are there two computers in every classroom or a dedicated physical computer lab? Innovative Planning To provide the best access to students and educators, leading states and districts think comprehensively about all funding and support.

Leveraging economies of scale: At both the multi-district and multi-state levels, school systems can negotiate more favorable rates with vendors by collaborating with others seeking similar devices/services. Aligning Strategy and Policy Do any existing laws or regulations need to change in order to reach the goals? Budgeting and Managing Funds Federal funds The U.S. Funding Your Technology Dreams. National Science Foundation Guidebook on Evaluation -- This guide book provides information on topics including: reasons for conducting evaluations, types of evaluations, evaluation steps/process, evaluation questions and measurable objectives, quantitive and qualitative data collection, and culturally responsive evaluation. 20 OWL -Purdue University- Online Writing Lab -- This resource provides general guidelines for grant writing in general and in the scientific disciplines.

Funding Your Technology Dreams

AAUW Educational Foundation Fellowships and Grants -- Community Action Grants provide seed money to individual women, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations, as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation -- Tips for Writing a Successful Grant Proposal All-Expenses-Paid Study Tours for Teachers -- Ever thought of going somewhere and no way to fund it? Dr. Classwish. Support a classroom. Build a future. Educational Technology and the Sources of Innovation.

Cross-posted from e-Literate.

Educational Technology and the Sources of Innovation

After reading an an excellent post by tech-blogger Jon Udell on innovation, I spent the weekend getting reacquainted with work of Eric von Hippel, the researcher who pioneered the study of user-driven innovation. What's interesting about von Hippel is that his research hits on the common themes of the open education movement, but does so in a slightly different key. Briefly, there are a number of intersecting debates about MOOCs (and by extension, other online learning). There is what Reich frames as the Dewey/Thorndike debate about what learning is. There is the centralized/de-centralized debate about what the web does best. But people on both sides of the debates are often driven by a larger question that we are not naming directly enough: "What are the sources of innovation?

" User Innovation This is the question that von Hippel has been investigating for over thirty years now. But is that really how things happen? EDUPUNK and User Innovation.