|Digital Wish Gives Away $6,000 in Grants to NSBA Members Sunderland, VT, October 23, 2008 – Digital Wish, Vermont based public charity on a mission to modernize American schools, awarded $6,000 in Tool Factory software to four winners of National School Board Association’s TLN Digital Wish Grant.Digital Wish worked closely with NSBA to make this grant opportunity available to the association’s nationwide membership. Participants were asked to register at www.digitalwish.org to increase awareness of Digital Wish’s mission – to assist teachers in securing grants for the classroom technology they need – and winners were chosen at random from the submitted applicants. There were two deadlines set, August 31stand October first. The grand prize winner will be announced at the NSBA T+L (Technology and Learning) conference at the end of October.
August 31st Deadline, Each Winner receives $1,000 in Tool Factory Software:
· Christina McCormick – West Chester Henderson High School, West Chester PA.
· Kurt Bernardo – Orange High School, Pepper Pike, OH.
· Susan Walston – Haysville Alternative High School, Haysville, KS.
Grand Finale, October 1st Winner receives $3,000 in Tool Factory Software:
· Winner will be announced at the NSBA T+L conference!
Announced winners have been notified through Digital Wish and will place their orders through Digital Wish’s online ecommerce system. “There were a record number of participants,” said Heather Chirtea, Digital Wish’s founder, “and we’re thankful to the NSBA staff for helping us increase teacher awareness. There are many free resources available on Digital Wish to help teachers secure funding for their classrooms, and we are thrilled that so many teachers are utilizing them.”
About Digital Wish
As a public charity, Digital Wish is on a mission to modernize American classrooms and prepare students for tomorrow’s workforce. Educators build technology wish lists and describe how each resource will be utilized. Teachers write project plans or browse a free lesson plan library to find project ideas written by educators, outlining best practices in technology. Their classroom’s story is then posted online, for review by any donor. Digital Wish works with many institutions to set up grant programs for schools. Visit www.digitalwish.org.