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Grant Name Award Deadline Description
Digital Discoveries with a HoverCam Document Camera Hovercam Z5 document camera ($129 value) 10/31/2017 Write and submit an original lesson plan that captures your most creative use of a document camera in the classroom. Your lesson plan could be selected as the winning entry for a HoverCam Z5 Document Camera. HoverCam is the technology leader in USB document cameras and an alternative to expensive traditional document cameras. The HoverCam Z5is a compact, and very affordable document camera. The camera neck folds down into the base for easy storage. It offers features of much more expensive cameras like an adjustable camera head, LED light with an on/off switch, auto focus, auto focus lock, digital zoom, and the ability to record snapshots and video. Learn more about the Z5 here: http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/product?id=HC-Z5
Mobile Beacon Grants Access for Education - October Grants ZTE Warp Connect Wi-Fi Hotspot with one year subscription to unlimited 4G LTE mobile internet service ($200 each value) 10/31/2017 Every other month, we will award up to 2 wi-fi hotspots with a one year subscription to an unlimited 4G LTE Mobile Beacon Service Plan. Criteria: Submit a lesson plan that incorporates using mobile wireless internet as part of the activity Must be in the Sprint ZTE Warp Connect Hotspot Coverage Area to qualify. Check for coverage here. http://www.mobilebeacon.org/lte-coverage/ Set up a hotspot in your gym, cafeteria or anywhere there's a wireless dead zone in your school. You can use these 4G LTE mobile hotspots to connect up to 10 compatible computers or Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones and tablets to the Internet from any location within the 4G coverage area. The 4G LTE hotspot must be used with a subscription to Mobile Beacon's 4G LTE discount mobile broadband service for schools. This donation provides one 4G LTE mobile hotspot ($80 value) for connecting to Mobile Beacon's 4G LTE mobile broadband internet service. Mobile Beacon internet service ($120 value) is included for a period of one year. Expanded coverage and faster speeds - Now Mobile Beacon's new COVERAGE AREAS have expanded across the USA and internet speeds faster with greater in-building coverage. Check for coverage in your area here before applying for this grant: http://mobilebeacon.org/lte-coverage Choose the Sprint ZTE Warp Connect Mobile Hotspot in the dropdown to check for coverage using this hotspot. This grant can support educators in a variety of ways including:
  1. Integrate more technology in the classroom, including BYOD and 1-to-1 initiatives
  2. Create a low-cost back-up Internet source to ensure your lesson plans aren't interrupted by slow speeds or a lost Internet connection
  3. Meet the broadband demands of the Common Core State Standards initiative
  4. Provide out-of-school access to disadvantaged or at-risk students who do not have Internet access at home
  5. Create instant wireless access to unwired areas of your buildings
  6. Keep teachers, faculty, staff or students connected during field trips, sporting events, and other off-campus activities
  7. Provide out-of-school mobile Internet access to teachers and staff to stay connected remotely and increase professional development opportunities
Easiteach Next Generation STEM Interactive Grant Easiteach Next Generation 5 user license ($529) ($529 value) 10/31/2017 Easiteach Next Generation Interactive Whiteboard Presentation Software is the latest whiteboard software from RM Education designed to help you create and deliver motivational and engaging lessons using your classroom hardware. Featuring a widget bank, media bank, content packs, student lite player, multi-language, multi-touch, toolbars, text to speech, handwriting recognition, language and math tools, and so much more! Submit an original INTERACTIVE lesson plan supporting a STEM theme for grades K-8. Preference will be given to submissions which utilize the Easiteach Next Generation software. Anyone can create a lesson plan by using the free 30-day trial of the software which can be downloaded at: http://easiteach.com/eng/trial/index.htm Short tutorials and lesson plan examples may be found at: http://www.easilearn.com/us/ Please direct any questions to: [email protected]
GoPro Grant - Video based Lesson Plans GoPro camera ($399 value) 10/31/2017 A GoPro video action camera will be awarded for the most engaging lesson plan that incorporates video. Invite your students to help brainstorm a fantastic classroom project and submit it to our lesson plan library by October 31 for a chance to have a GoPro action camera!