Friday, December 18, 2015

Have you given Donors Choose a try?

First let me say, congrats on surviving the week before Christmas and the Christmas party!  The kids are so excited that the excitement bubbles up and spills out everywhere!  Enjoy your well deserved winter break!

While you are break, I'm sure you will be thinking about the spring semester.  Are there things you need to make teaching a concept easier or engaging?  Is there something that would make your classroom run more smoothly?  Does the thought of writing a grant scare you?  Then you should give Donors Choose a try!

Donors Choose
 
 
It's super easy to set up an account.  And super easy to write a "grant" or project.  I have had at least 9 projects fully funded over the past 11 years.  I just recently had a project get fully funded.  I wrote a grant for an iPad and otterbox.  You can check it out by clicking here
 
I have written projects for reading and math games, HP Slate tablets, and books.   You can read about some of them here, here, and here.
 
There are a few rules.  Every project costs a certain amount of points depending on cost and vendors.  You start out with three points.  You earn points by getting projects funded and complete a thank you package.  In the beginning you will need to use the provided vendors until you earn more points.  You must work with students for at least 75% of the time.  And you must complete a thank you package for every project that gets fully funded.
 
So, whether you are new to Donors Choose or been away for a while you should work on a project while you are on break.  It's an amazing opportunity to bring more resources into your classroom.
 
Well, that's all I got!  I'll see you around the blogging world!
 
Francheryl
Primary Essentials
 



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