Grants for Increasing Technology Integration and Student Achievement
Educators of America delivers new, sustainable, and useful educational technology to K–12 schools and classrooms. Through its microgrant program, the organization outfits classrooms with technology resources, including web-connected devices, electronic whiteboards, and tablets. Applicants should be specific as to the technology resources they’re requesting, the way those resources will be used, and the long-term strategy that will be employed to ultimately increase student achievement and technology integration. The organization is especially interested in ideas for project-based learning.
Deadlines:Ongoing; applications reviewed on a quarterly basis (January, April, July, October)
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in November.
First steps. First haircut. First day of school. Life is full of firsts. As you try to decide whether it’s time for another first, know that Sprint can help. Visitors to Sprint’s Kids First Phone webpage will find a readiness quiz, deciding factors, benefits of a phone for children, parent–child phone contract, and more.
Quill.comhelps educators launch the new year with fresh lesson plans and activities, as well as products, supplies, and technology to create engaging and positive learning environments. Teachers can put their students’ creativity into high gear with 3D models and other STEM activities. They can brush up on their professional growth efforts (and receive a CE certificate) with relevant webinars on topics such as “Teaching with Technology,” “Tech As a Learning Tool,” and “Creating Brain-Friendly Classrooms.” Quill’s Educator Resource Center grows by the day with sources to enrich STEM projects, grants to expand special programs, and links to access more than 85,000 classroom essentials.