Education Technology Grants, Funding, and ContestsEducation technology grants are out there; it's just a matter of finding them!
Funding classroom technology is always a concern when discussing implementation of clickers, whiteboards and tablets, document cameras, and other technologies in the classroom. In fact, during many of our trainings we often ask participants what some of the biggest obstacles to implementing technology tools in their classrooms are, and an answer that never fails to come up is "money!"
Funding education technology grants and funding sources seem to be a game of "hunt and find," and the fact of the matter is that most classroom teachers just don't have the luxury of enough time to do this. So, we've put together a few resources for education technology grants to act as a starting point for you.
Grant WranglerKeeping up with all the possible grants for K-12 schools that might be out there is a BIG job, so why not let Grant Wrangler do it for you?
Click on the widget to the left to search for education technology grants for K-12 schools or to subscribe to their bi-weekly newsletter featuring the latest grants and awards. You can put technology or a subject area in as a keyword and narrow your search.
This website is an incredible starting point for finding available grants specifically targeted to your focus!
Grants and Templates from eInstructioneInstruction provides grant assistance in several ways. Visit the eInstruction Grants/Funding page to find Grant Templates for CPS and the Mobi View, a list of private and federal-funded grants, and information on federal funding sources.
Mixed Bag DesignsI can't say enough about the products from the creative fundraising group, Mixed Bag Designs. I met Sarah Smith at an educational conference and was so impressed with their bags that I ordered $100 worth to give with Christmas gifts. My family is still raving about them!
If you're tired of peddling cookie dough or coupon books and are ready to get started with your Mixed Bag Designs fundraiser, getting started is easy - just register here! Select Sarah Smith as the rep, and Sarah will email you a fundraiser ID, user name and password, and instructions for the next step. She'll also be glad to answer any questions that you might have.
If you're wondering about the timeframe and what the fundraiser time commitment really looks like, check out the Mixed Bag Designs Fundraising Checklist.
Feel free to also browse their current collection catalog and see what you think!
LockerWorksAre you looking for a useful AND creative fundraiser to raise technology funds for your school? LockerWorks is a creative fundraiser with a purpose that is an excellent idea to implement at the beginning of school, even better to have on hand at registration for the new school year! We saw LockerWorks at the same conference as Mixed Bag Designs (yes, Sarah Smith pulls off both of these great fundraisers!) and were totally impressed.
A flexible organizer that hangs inside the locker, not on the door, LockerWorks is constructed of heavy duty 600-denier polyester with steel hangers and rigid shelf inserts. It creates three sturdy shelves, expanding usable locker space, yet leaves room for backpacks, coats, etc. The bottom shelf even folds up and snaps to fit half-lockers! What a wonderful way to help students get organized!
Just set up a table at registration for your junior high or high school, hang up the LockerWorks organizer, and it will sell itself! For more information on this fundraiser, contact LockerWorks at 877-845-8009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to download a PDF with product info, group sales order form and marketing material samples.
Fundraising With Pexagon Technology
Are you interested in a set of clickers or a wireless tablet but just can't seem to gather up the moo-lah?
Pexagon Technology has a way to help you get the technology you want. Check out these fundraiser documents and see how you can raise some great cash for your campus to get more of the eInstruction technology you love!
In addition to personalized flashdrives of every shape and size, Pexagon Technologies offers personalized iPad and smartphone cases, lanyard flashdrives, and portable hard drives.
We've ordered personalized flashdrives from Pexagon Technologies in the past for some of our own trainings. The company is a pleasure to work with, their drives are high quality (with a lifetime warranty), and their art work is very professional!
Find out more about fundraising options from Pexagon Technologies at www.pexagontech.com!
Mimio Quick Learn SweepstakesThrough December 31, 2013, Mimio is offering a chance to win products and training with the Mimio Quick Learn Sweepstakes! Just complete three easy steps - steps that will increase your Mimio knowledge, whether you win the sweepstakes or not. Either way, you're a winner!
- Step 1: Register for one or more monthly Quick Learn training sessions. There are 13 sessions available.
- Step 2: Participate in the registered session(s).
- Step 3: Complete a post-session assessment to receive a certificate of completion, and you will automatically be entered into the Sweepstakes.
Read the official sweepstakes rules here ... (and register for a session while you're there!)
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