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Digital Wish Grants Calendar

Grant Name Award Deadline Description
Digital Discoveries with a Document Camera Ipevo Ziggi Document Camera (95.00 value) 7/31/2015 Looking for professional-level presentations in the classroom? Welcome to Ziggi, the affordable device whose pictures are worth a thousand words. Ziggi is a USB Document Camera expressly designed to capture documents and digital curriculum in real time with exceptional quality. With either a PC or Mac and a projector, Ziggi helps you share material with the entire class to discover new educational horizons. You simply won't find another document camera at this price which quickly and easily captures documents and more with such amazing clarity. Ziggi's 2 Megapixel camera captures stunning images at a variety of standard-def and high-def resolutions up to 1600 x 1200. With the camera's ability to capture even very fine details and text courtesy of a special Macro mode, Ziggi is ideal for sharing math equations from a textbook, art and photography, handwritten notes, charts and graphs, and everything in between. But the real secret to Ziggi is how easy it is to perfectly align documents and get just the right image size and orientation you need. Designed with flat documents and flat screens (such as the iPad or a smartphone) in mind, Ziggi features an elongated, multi-jointed stand that allows you to position the camera head at most any height and angle, and without the hassle of knobs or screws. Ziggi is tall enough for a standard 8.5 x 11" sheet of paper or an iPad's screen, but can get as close as 2 inches (5 cm) away from your subject for extreme close-ups and extra fine details. Combine the multi-jointed stand with a swivel head with 270 degrees of freedom, and you have a completely customizable image system.
Digital Citizenship for Middle School IT Curriculum: Unit 1 Digital Citizenship and Cyber Safety for Middle School (299.00 value) 7/31/2015 Digital Wish is working with middle schools to address growing concerns about the misuse of the internet on laptops, tablets and personal smart phones. This new course was created to help build cyber safety awareness, respect for others and responsible use when using the internet and communicating electronically with others. For accountability, we include a competency test to determine what students have absorbed from this 5 unit course taught in 40 minute segments. The test has been used by some schools to issue an 'internet drivers license' to students for the privilege of having personal laptops, tablets smart phones on campus. Curriculum Elements Netiquette: Kindness and impact awareness; ways of communication Democracy, Ethics, and the Law: Voice, citizenship, responsibility, privacy, commercial targeting, and government surveillance online Electronic Health: Caring for yourself; healthy and unhealthy uses of technology Cyber-safety: Protecting yourself and your computer; social dangers, bullying, viruses, and scams Media Literacy: Copyright & fair use, media literacy, marketing, stereotyping, effective searching Knowing Right from Wrong: What the wrong may lead to in the community and criminal justice system Each element is organized to be delivered as five 40 minutes classroom lecture-style lessons. The competency test can be administered following the course completion. The Digital Citizenship curriculum pack includes: Edit ready worksheets Teacher Quick Lesson Guides Certificates of Success Classroom-ready Digital Presentations (Prezi presentations) Digital Citizenship Poster Contest resources Competency Test Questions All materials are delivered electronically and include a school-wide unlimited use license.
One-to-One Computing, $4,500 Support Grant – July 10 hours of technical support to evaluate & develop a 1:1 plan ($2,000 value) Sustainability Action Plan Tool ($99) Video conference with our 1:1 trainers ($175) GrantStation membership ($249) Digital Wish’s Complete IT Curriculum Package ($2,000) (4500 value) 7/31/2015 Digital Wish is offering technical support grants to members who need assistance with planning a K-8 one to one program. Our 1:1 experts will select up to 4 schools or districts each month for an award so don’t wait to apply. Applications are being accepted as of March 15th, 2015. Digital Wish has implemented 1:1 computing in 28 schools developing expertise, evaluation tools and sustainability tools that can help get your program off the ground. Our experts will work with your team to talk through your technology plan, equipment needs, budgeting options, alternate funding sources, curriculum implementation, technical needs and longer-term sustainability planning. You’ll come away with possible grant opportunities, more funding options, a solid budgeting and implementation plan, and an action plan for sustaining your initiative. The grant award include: 10 hours of technical support to evaluate and develop a 1:1 plan ($2,000 value) Sustainability Action Plan Tool ($99 value) Video conference with one of our 1:1 trainers ($175 value) Free grant search using GrantStation ($249 value) Digital Wish’s Complete IT Curriculum Package ($2,000 value) Discounts for on-site Digital Citizenship and Cyber Safety training. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis each week. Contact Jennifer.miller@digitalwish.org for more information. To Apply: email Jennifer.Miller@DigitalWish.org Briefly describe your school or district – A bullet list is fine. Include number of students, grade range, demographics and provide your school’s website. What progress have you made with technology? – What’s your ratio of computers to students? What is your tech infrastructure (servers, network and type of computers, tech staff and teacher training)? Do you have a tech plan? What support is there for technology in your district? – Is there a supportive board and administration? Enthusiastic teachers? Kids dying for technology? A motivated Principal? Is there an existing tech budget with local grant sources, foundations, or supportive businesses and a willing PTA for fundraising? Email the one page grant application to Jennifer Miller Jennifer.miller@digitalwish.org