Originally published in EdTech Magazine on 11/1/10
"Buy one, get one free" is a great deal. But for teachers in cash-strapped schools around the country, getting two Flip Video camcorders at no cost sounds too good to be true. With Digital Wish, it isn't.
Executive Director Heather Chirtea founded Digital Wish in 2007 "to solve technology shortfalls in classrooms," she says, and to better prepare students for tomorrow's workforce. The nonprofit allows teachers to register for document and digital cameras, camcorders, projectors, interactive whiteboards, mobile labs and other tools they'd like to have in their classrooms but can't afford.
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