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November Grant Winners are in!
Posted by Amanda Stevens at 01:54:42 PM Wed 12/17/2014

Digital Wish Grant Winners

Winner Grant Date
Katie Chirhart Digital Citizenship and Cyber Safety - November 11/30/2014
Paula Cooper Digital Media in the Classroom - November 11/30/2014
Carolyn Kay Let's Get Podcasting with Video! Grant BONUS! B10 Camcorder & Podcasting Software 11/30/2014
Johanna Currier Trio Stealth G4 Tablet Bundle w/ JBuddies Headphones 11/30/2014

 


October Grant Recipients Announced
Posted by Amanda Stevens at 12:56:16 PM Thu 11/20/2014

Congratulations to our October grant recipients!

Charles Julian Digital Citizenship and Cyber Safety - October 10/31/2014
Karen Watt Digital Media in the Classroom - October 10/31/2014
Kelsey Stottsberry Vocabulary and Humor for High School Students - October 10/31/2014
Megen Krohn Let's Get Podcasting! Grant 10/30/2014

 


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Posted by Amanda Stevens at 10:57:01 AM Fri 10/24/2014


Digital Wish has joined up with Amazon Smile!


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AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Digital Wish every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Digital Wish.


For more information about the program and to sign up and support Digital Wish please visit  Amazon Smile - It takes just a few moments to select Digital Wish as your beneficiary.



 



 



Back to School Grant Winners!
Posted by Amanda Stevens at 10:05:56 AM Fri 10/10/2014

Congratulations to our latest grant winners!  Thank you all for your wonderful lesson plan contributions!

If you are interested in winning a grant through Digital Wish please submit an original lesson plan to our website.  The content of your lesson plan should be relevant to the grant award you are seeking - Elementary Science, Mobile Devices in the Classroom, Digital Technology and Cyber Safety and more.  Please see our grant opportunities here

Lindsay Foster Digital Citizenship and Cyber Safety - September 09/30/2014
Maryann Kelly Digital Media in the Classroom - September 09/30/2014
Tina Burton-Crunk Digital Media in the Classroom - September 09/30/2014
Rosa Rodriguez Early Reading with Phonics 09/30/2014
Lynn Toumi Digital Citizenship and Cyber Safety - August 08/31/2014

 


Hottest Digital Wish Programs!
Posted by Heather Chirtea at 02:07:29 PM Fri 10/03/2014

Here's a list of the most popular deals and programs running through Digital Wish right now. Feel free to circulate these around your school districts!

Trending Products:

  • New! Tablet Stage Stands for iPads and tablets - Turn your tablet into an interactive classroom! Use your tablet to deliver interactive presentations to your classroom. Adjustable tabs hold your tablet securely above the staging area, while a rotating arm allows you to position the tablet vertically or horizontally. Portable style also available starting at $89.
  • New HoverCam Solo 8 Document Camera $50 grants - At $349, the Solo 8 is the world's first SuperSpeed USB 3.0 document camera with 8MP resolution $50 Grants per camera are available.
  • Mobile Beacon 4G wireless device donations and low $10/month service. Get unlimited, high-speed 4G mobile broadband service and a choice of user-friendly devices that can support and expand your school's broadband access.
  • Blackmagic Cinema Camera comes with Donated SD Card - The Pocket Cinema Camera is one of the hottest-selling Super 16 digital cameras for professional level filmmaking. Now until November 15th, Digital Wish will donate a high speed SanDisk 32 GB memory card ($79 value) for each Cinema Camera you order.
  • HP color printer BOGO - Buy one, get one for $100! Choose from these three models, with two having Print from Anywhere wireless capability. These super fast printers are 50% more economical than laser printers.
  • Beginner's Yearbook and Photography Digital Camera Lab for $1,379. Save money and outfit your clubs with Tool Factory's Yearbook and Photography Digital Camera Lab. Get 6 Power Pro GE x400 bridge digital cameras for use in a wide range of photography settings.

Trending Programs:

  • Free Technology Adviser - We can often find discounts that schools can't get directly. If you are trying to find the best way to spend your budget to maximize your equipment, then let our nonprofit adviser help you. Give us a call at (866) 344-7758 or email info@digitalwish.org
  • Fundraisers for Classroom Technology - Starting a fundraiser on Digital Wish. Our fundraising tool helps you to organize a grassroots campaign locally and brings your needs to a wider audience. Even if you don't reach your goal, you'll still keep funds to put toward the items you need.
  • Lesson Plan Library - One of our most popular destinations on Digital Wish! Educators are always looking for great new lesson plan ideas and submitting their own to win grants. Over 4,000 teacher created plans.
  • Schools get 3X Equipment Up-Front with Leasing - Digital Wish now has leasing options available on classroom technology. Give us a call at (866) 344-7758 or email info@digitalwish.org to see a leasing option can help you secure your technology needs.
  • 24 no cost business and entrepreneurship courses from the HP LIFE Foundation. Course topics include finance, operations, marketing, communications, IT skills and social networking in seven languages. Earn certificates of completion, explore business issues. Students sign up here.
  • Finding Grants - Submit a lesson plan to qualify for 8 technology products next month and search for other grants that may fit your needs. Get more information here. See the list of current grant winners.
  • Recycle Forward - Get funds by recycling used ink cartridges and small tech equipment through the Recycle Forward and Cartridges for Kids program. Sign up and start collecting here.

HP LIFE - Free Courses!
Posted by Amanda Stevens at 10:10:19 AM Fri 09/19/2014

Help your budding entrepreneurs get started with their small business dreams, thanks to the HP LIFE Foundation.

24 Business and Entrepreneurship courses - No cost, just sign up. Sign up for business and entrepreneurship training courses compliments of the HP LIFE Initiative. Students sign up and select from 24 one-hour courses in finance, operations,marketing, communications and social networking, in seven languages. Earn Certificates of completion, explore business issues, and join the global online community of more than 330,000 learners from 200 countries. Students sign up here

Course overview

 

Finance

Marketing

Operations

Communication

Special topics

 

Basics of finance

 

Social media marketing

 

Maximizing capacity

 

Your target audience

 

Profit and loss

 

Unique value proposition

 

Managing contact information

 

Effective presentations

 

Finding funding

 

Selling online

 

Customer relationship management (CRM)

 

Business email

 

Cash flow

 

Setting prices

 

Hiring staff

 

Presenting data

 

Sales forecasting

 

Marketing benefits vs. features

 

Inventory management

 

Effective business websites

 

 

 

IT for business success

 

 

Social entrepreneurship

 

Energy efficiency: Do more for less

 

Effective leadership

 

Strategic planning



Download the HP Life Courses Flyer here.





Congratulations July Grant Winners!
Posted by Amanda Stevens at 12:04:15 PM Fri 08/08/2014

Congratulations Grant Winners!  Here are the recipients of our July Grants:

Brynn Pendrak Digital Citizenship and Cyber Safety - July 07/31/2014
Catherine Canter Elementary STEM Skills 07/31/2014
Cheri Lovett Digital Photography 07/31/2014

 


HoverCam and Digital Wish Award the Solo5 Document Camera
Posted by Amanda Stevens at 11:18:24 AM Fri 07/18/2014

Congratulations to Tonya Parham of Marion Middle School in Marion, Arkansas! Digital Wish and HoverCam are pleased to present Ms. Parham with a HoverCam Solo5 Document Camera http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/product?id=510DC. Tonya's lesson plan 'Cow Eye Dissection' is a wonderful addition to our lesson plan library.  Her lesson plan is a shining example of how to incorporate the use of technology into the classroom.  Please view the lesson plan at http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/disp_plan?id=7466


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