Grant Program Funds Tablets For Classrooms

Grant Program Funds Tablets For Classrooms

This exciting announcement was timed to coincide with the upcoming new school year.  A new partnership was recently launched between 3M and education non-profit Digital Wish.  It offers parents, teachers, and administrators the opportunity to win new tablets for their schools.

Called 3M Screens for Schools, the new grant program will award one school up to $25,000 in funding to be used toward the purchase of tablets and 3M Screen Protectors. To apply, visit 3M Screen Protector’s Facebook page. 3M will donate $1 to Digital Wish for every eligible person who “likes” the page and another $1 for every person who shares the 3M Screens for School’s message on his or her Facebook page.

Interested parties can also submit a 200- to 500-word essay that outlines:

  • Why does the school need the award for new tablets and how would the new tablets change the school for the better?
  • If awarded the new tablets, how would learning be enhanced for students and teaching be enhanced for educators?
  • What other creative fundraising, if any, has the school undertaken in an effort to bring new technology into the classroom?

The new grant program will award one school up to 

$25,000 in funding towards tablets.

Deadline for entries is 11:59 PM EDT on September 12, 2012. Only one entry is permitted per person but multiple entries – including submissions from teachers and school administrators – can be made on behalf of one school, according to a statement released by 3M.  A panel of judges, appointed by Digital Wish, will choose the winning entry.

So for teachers and students alike, after a restful summer, this could be a fun, and profitable, first class assignment of the new school year!

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