Grants tips anyone?

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  1. Tstrong2000 macrumors member

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    My wife is a Special Education teacher and is very interested in using iPads for her class next year. She teaches life skills to severe and profoundly disabled high school kids. There is no budget for purchasing the ~15 iPads and apps that she would need.

    Has anyone had success writing a grant for this type of program? If you have any tips on the best place to apply for such a grant, it would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. mostlynameless macrumors member

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    Interesting idea.

    You can find just about every federal grant program at grants.gov. Those tend to have pretty formal application processes, so she'll probably need the school (maybe the school system) to apply for her.

    There are a lot of private grants out there that aren't as organized. This place shows some of them. http://www.eduplace.com/grants/available/private.html

    If she can't get a formal grant, she can try putting together a donors choose package to see if she can get individual donors to help: http://www.donorschoose.org/


    Good luck!
     
  3. Tstrong2000 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks so much for taking time to reply. I really appreciate it!:)
     
  4. gtmac macrumors 6502a

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    That was an awesome response. Kudos!
     
  5. IonClash macrumors newbie

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    Hi there!

    I also teach life skills for students with severe/profound disabilities in a junior high setting. I have two classroom iPads that I use with my students. I was fortunate and did not have to write grants for the two I use.

    I am currently helping "pilot" the use of iPads in Life Skills classes in my district. To help other teachers, I have put together a website that demonstrates the apps we use in class. More extensive information regarding instructional methodology will be applied to the site soon. Here's the link to mine:

    http://web.me.com/phyzzx1/iPad-_Putting_the_"i"_in_Life_Skills/Welcome.html

    Aaaand, here's a link to a few teachers in my district who successfully received grants for iPads in their resource classes:

    http://www.ipadpals.org/

    Good luck! If your wife has any questions, feel free to click the "e-mail me" link on my site.
     

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