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Ways to Get Technology for Your Classes. PledgeCents: Improving K-12 Learning Through Community Funding. Edu Tech Stories: A Pledge: Get Nikki To ISTE (#GetNikki2ISTE) NB For those of you who have been following this and are not in the mood for another essay, and want the short version please see: You Are Invited to Change EdTech… Like Nikki Robertson Did The interest in finding support for EdChat Moderators, podcasters and other educators who host events to share best practice has been extremely well received by all stakeholders.

Edu Tech Stories: A Pledge: Get Nikki To ISTE (#GetNikki2ISTE)

This is my fourth, final and, in my opinion, the most compelling argument in favour of this idea. With four posts on the same topic it might seem to some people that I am trying to force this idea now. This is not the case. I have listened to the educators in my PLN and those who came back to me with feedback, all of which has been positive. This idea is unchanged from 10 months ago, the only thing that is different is that "Group conditions has put 'social proof' in favour of the idea," which translates as Nikki's work was unobjectionable. Feedback Louise. Graphics, marketing, fun, and more online services for $5. Category: Donorschoose. One Laptop per Child's albums on Flickr.

Grant Funding with Social Media. Locating Grant Sources The first step in receiving grant funding is to locate potential opportunities.

Grant Funding with Social Media

Start with a Google search of applicable foundations. One Laptop per Child. A Powerful Way To Use Music (And iPads) In The Classroom. A few years back (Wow!

A Powerful Way To Use Music (And iPads) In The Classroom

We can’t believe Edudemic has even been around that long!) We wrote about an awesome video that was recorded by a classroom of students and their iPads. The song was such a huge success that it went up for sale on iTunes! Considering that when I was a kid, music class included me banging randomly on a wooden block with a small mallet, I think it is fair to say that technology has brought music class a long, long way. Store Van Music embarked on a tour of schools in the UK and help the students create outstanding music using iPads and their minds. Their stated goal is to put a stop to the 80% dropout rate of students in the musical arts. They’ve made another video recently, and within an hour and a half of the release, it reached number 1 in iTunes children’s charts.

Check out the video below, and use it as a little inspiration when you’re not feeling sure that technology is enhancing your classroom! Kickstarter. The First & Largest Global Crowdfunding Site. Indiegogo is the place where people come together to make it happen Indiegogo is the largest global crowdfunding platform At Indiegogo, you can crowdfund every day for what matters to you Want to see our most popular campaigns?

The First & Largest Global Crowdfunding Site

No Application ProcessIndiegogo doesn't choose who can or cannot crowdfund so you could get started today! NEW! Raise Money for Your School Using Crowdfunding (available in Spanish) Ten grant-writing resolutions for the new year. By Deborah Ward, CFRE Read more by Deborah Ward January 7th, 2011 Follow these 10 resolutions for 2011, and you'll find more grant-writing success.

Ten grant-writing resolutions for the new year

As one year ends and another begins, I always think it’s a good idea to go back and review the basics of grant writing and develop some resolutions around them. Through the course of the year, as deadlines pile up and grant writing reaches a fever pitch at times, don’t forget to sit back, relax, and remember these resolutions—and you’ll be sure to find more grant-writing success. (I promise, none of them have anything to do with losing weight or exercising!) 1. Fundraising and Grant Resources for Tech Integration. It's great to talk about integrating technology, but what if you're stuck in a classroom with little or no technology or in a school with limited resources?

Fundraising and Grant Resources for Tech Integration

Seek out free money! Here are some great resources for getting technology into your students' hands. Digital Wish. Classwish. The Best Resource of Available Grants for Non Profit Organizations - Grant Gopher. Grants FAQs: Answers About Target Grants. What is the focus of Target education grants?

Grants FAQs: Answers About Target Grants

Arts, Culture & Design in Schools: Target funds in-school arts programs that enhance students' classroom curricula by bringing the arts and cultural experiences to schools, such as in-school performances, artist-in-residency programs and workshops in schools. Programs must take place between September 2014 and August 2015. Early Childhood Reading: Target funds programs that foster a love of reading and encourage young children, preschool through third grade, to read together with their families. Field Trips: Target funds programs that allow students and teachers to learn in all kinds of settings. Why is Target’s education grant program now placing an emphasis on arts education instead of arts accessibility? Easy Fundraising Ideas for Schools, Churches, Sports and Non Profits.

50 Fundraising Ideas. Creative and Easy Ways to Raise Money for Your Organization Often, the most challenging part of fundraising is coming up with a creative idea that will motivate the troops.

50 Fundraising Ideas

Since the best idea is often found in having a lot of them, you’ll be off to a great start with your next fundraiser with these 50 easy fundraising ideas. 1. Choose the Torture – Have donors pay $1 a vote to decide which form of “torture” to inflict on your organization’s leader (i.e. dye hair, dress as a clown, trade a job for a day). 2. Bingo Is Its Name-O – Get prizes donated and charge an entrance fee. 3. Home - Adopt A Classroom. Putting Technology in the hands of teachers to prepare today's students for tomorrow. DonorsChoose.org: Teachers ask. You choose. Pilot program at New Carrollton middle school teaches teachers to integrate tech. Jamie Anfenson-Comeau/The Gazette Charles Carroll Middle School seventh-graders Genesis Ramos, Yoselin Garcia and Charlsy Nyam use their iPads and MacBooks to work on a project for their seventh-grade honors science class.

Pilot program at New Carrollton middle school teaches teachers to integrate tech

The headline on this article was corrected on April 25, 2014. An explanation follows the story. Charles Carroll Middle School students are learning about bodily systems’ internal balance via a theoretical “zombie apocalypse.” “If a person gets bitten by a zombie, it spreads,” said Yoselin Garcia, 13, of New Carrollton. Five-Minute Film Festival: 9 Ways to Raise Money for Your Class Online. Move over, bake sales.

Five-Minute Film Festival: 9 Ways to Raise Money for Your Class Online

It's a brand new year, and time to start thinking big about how to use the Web to fund new projects or get gear for your classroom. Edutopia has just released an amazingly useful downloadable guide to crowdfunding, and to dovetail with that, I've collected nine ideas for how to raise money online and follow those classroom dreams. If, like many teachers, you have great ideas but no resources to carry them out, then this list will be a jackpot for you -- the season of giving and generosity might not be over yet! Video Playlist: Online Fundraising for Educators Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. NEW! Raise Money for Your School Using Crowdfunding (available in Spanish) 10 Ways to Get Free Money & Classroom Supplies. Every year teachers spend a lot of money out of their own pockets for classroom supplies and materials for the betterment of their students.

The IRS allows you to deduct some of those expenditures, but that doesn't always cover your out-of-pocket expenses. To help you avoid having to spend too much out of your pocket this year, I've compiled a list of ten ways you can try to find free money and supplies for your classroom. As they have for the last few years, Target is again awarding 5,000 $700 grants for school field trips.

Applications for the grants are due by September 30, 2010. You can find all of the grant details and applications here. Yes. There Are Now Grants For Classroom Pets. When I was in the first grade, our classroom got chickens. I don’t mean large chickens, pecking their way around the classroom eating crayons and shoelaces, but baby chickens: we had an incubator to help hatch the eggs, and then cared for the chicks once they had hatched.

Granted, first grade was a looong time ago for me, but I definitely remember this experience, probably more than almost anything else from elementary school. I remember that one of the chicks died almost immediately. Another – whom we named Fighter – was quite sickly, but managed to hang on for a week or two. He lived in the nurse’s office during the day and we visited him there as a class. Fundraising Site For Teachers Illuminates Classroom Disparities : NPR Ed. With DonorsChoose.org, teachers have an alternative to dipping into their own pockets to pay for classroom supplies. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption itoggle caption LA Johnson/NPR. 6 grants for putting more technology in your classroom.

How to Crowdfund Your Classroom. If you’re like most teachers, you spend a crazy amount of your own money on your classroom. In fact, this Forbes article explains that teachers spend an average of $513 each year on classroom supplies, books, and their own professional development. A lot of teachers end up buying classroom materials for students whose families cannot afford everything on the Back to School Supply list. Other teachers just don’t have the patience for the months long bureaucratic process of filling out forms in triplicate in order to buy one novel with a school purchase order. Because of budget cuts, and the need for a tremendous amount of new technology due to the latest testing requirements, a lot of school coffers are running on empty. Looking for Grants? A Guide to Finding Funds for EdTech.

This is the time of year when schools and districts are looking ahead in their budget for the next school year. This means analyzing school needs, determining in-class projects, and often, researching educational technologies and deciding which ones are beneficial for enhancing and supporting student learning. Unfortunately, budgets are often tight, so sourcing alternative or outside funds might be necessary. To help facilitate this, the following is a specific list of grants, funding, and partnerships to help support your educational technology needs. The grants are listed in order of deadline. Grants near the bottom of the list are accepted on a rolling basis, or the deadline is unlisted. Name: Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Amount: Grants are available up to $10,000. Description: Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams are comprised of high school students, educators, and mentors that receive up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems of their own choosing.

Name: Isabelle P.