Grant Program Funds Tablets For Classrooms
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!