Continuing the discussion from The Fruits of Your Labor: EDM510 Summer 2016 Final Project!:
This project took me quite awhile to figure out what to do. I spent several days looking over @pfaffman’s suggestions. I originally tried to create a Moodle page, then I realized that this would not be very helpful in my actual classroom because my students do not all have access to computers at home and they definitely do not have access to computers in my classroom. This got me to look into writing a technology grant for iPads in my classroom. Over the past 2-3 weeks, I have searched through and through for the perfect grant for my needs. I wanted to find one that I could actually use. I did not want to do this just to fulfill a requirement for a course, like we normally do. This took me days to find the right grant and several more days to get all my resources together.
I am a member of NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics). This is where I ended up finding the grant that I would use. The grant had several requirements which took me hours to write and prepare for. I had to create a budget and itemize everything. I wrote my first ever proposal which includes my plan, my budget, my potential uses of iPads in my classroom, and my expected outcome. I then had to explain my education background and my teaching experience in an outlined format. A cover page was included, which I filled out. (I have left off my address, phone number, and membership number for privacy reasons.)
Here is the list of requirements for the grant. I did not get the principals letter for this project. This is due to the fact that he is extremely busy this time of year and I did not feel that it was necessary. I am aware that if I do plan to submit this next year that I will need to get that piece finished.
I have uploaded my documents for the grant to my Google Drive account and I have created links for you to view them.
I am so excited that I have had this opportunity to work on the grant writing process. I plan to take this to some of my teachers that I work with who have written grants before and get their opinion on what I have done and if I need to add anything.