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Digital Wish Grants Calendar

Grant Name Award Deadline Description
Digital Discoveries with Document Cameras Hovercam Z5 document camera ($129 value) 4/29/2017 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
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
Mobile Beacon Grants Access for Education - April Grant Wi-Fi Hotspot with one year subscription to unlimited 4G LTE mobile internet service ($200 each value) 4/30/2017 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 R850 Mobile 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 R850 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