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Digital Wish Grants Calendar

Grant Name Award Deadline Description
Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Plan and Presentation Software - Easiteach Next Generation Easiteach Next Generation 5 user license ($529) ($529 value) 3/31/2017 Write and submit a lesson plan that highlights interactive activities on an interactive white board to qualify for winning a 5 user license of Easiteach Next Generation. Criteria for selection: Priority goes to cross-curricular lesson plans that with components of interactivity to be displayed on an interactive board. About RM Easiteach Next Generation: Easiteach software helps teachers and students to interact and engage with technology in a classroom, small group, or 1:1 setting. The software has many useful tools including pre-made widgets like a clock, stopwatch, randomizer, dice, fractions, graphs, music keyboard, Sudoku, periodic table, question maker, tanagrams and many more. Handwriting recognition, multiple language selection, and text to speech round out Easiteach's array of functions. The Media bank comes filled with numerous clip art options, and you can add your own media files for easy access while building or presenting lessons. Easily access the internet, or open documents saved in your page without leaving the program. Drawing, writing, and special effects tools are also available to customize and bring your pages to life. With a vast library of downloadable K-12 lesson plans, Easiteach Next Generation offers a companion website full of tips, tutorials, pre-made lesson plan templates, media packs and more. Free upgrades and free technical support complete the package to offer you continued support. For more information about Easiteach Next Generation please copy and paste this link in your browser: http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/product?id=RMETNG-W
Digital Citizenship for Middle School Students Digital Citizenship Curriculum Kit ($299 value) 4/30/2017 Grant Criteria: Write and submit a lesson plan that involves cyber safety, cyber bullying prevention and/or the responsible use of the internet at the middle school level. 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. Learn more about this turnkey curriculum package here: http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/product?id=6555-MS Grant Criteria: Submit a lesson plan that involves cyber safety, cyber bullying prevention and/or the responsible use of the internet at the middle school level.
Digital Citizenship and Cyber Safety Digital Citizenship for Elementary Schools ($199 value) 4/30/2017 Submit a lesson plan on cyber safety or digital citizenship and qualify for one of our Digital Citizenship IT Curriculum Unit Package awards. Digital Citizenship, the first unit in the 1:1 IT Curriculum series, provides clear instruction on cyber safety. Students will be well-prepared to use technology every day in a safe, respectful, and responsible way. The Digital Citizenship Unit comes to you in a clear, easy to navigate full color spiral bound book that you can use throughout your school every year. Presentations to use along with this Unit's lessons are accessed through a secure portal on Digital Wish's website. Digital Citizenship Unit contains an instructor preparation checklist and four important lessons: Digital Citizens and the Internet Cyber Safety Safety Skits for Reinforcement Copyright in the Classroom Lesson plan extensions and extra projects are included at the end of the book. One popular extra in this Unit is the Cyber Safety Poster Contest. Submit a lesson plan on cyber safety or digital citizenship and qualify for one of our Digital Citizenship IT Curriculum Unit Package awards. See the unit here: http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/product?id=6555