Grants for iPads in Schools

using grants to get ipads for school

It looks like there are a number of schools using (or getting) grants that enable them to use iPads in their school. The following are a few of the articles I’ve found recently that mention how schools are using grants to get iPads.

Big grant will help West St. Paul school go ‘paperless’

Updated: 9/30/2010 11:07:05 AM
West St. Paul, Minn. — From the curb of Butler Avenue, Heritage Middle School looks like any other school. But step inside and you’ll quickly learn science and technology is king. Now, a federally funded grant for magnet schools will give the king a kick start.

Every kid at the 690 student school will get an iPad or iPod touch. It means a lot to a magnet school that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math.

KARE Channel 11

Grant secures iPads for Attalla schools

Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 9:14 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 9:16 p.m.
The school system recently used grant funds to purchase 10 iPads to be used by administrators, teachers and students.

“We’re trying to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs,” said Wesley Gulledge, assistant principal of Etowah Middle School and site director of the school’s 21st Century Community Learning Center. “Tomorrow’s jobs are going to want them to have technology skills. It’s our job to make sure students have access to that technology and know what they’re supposed to do with it.”

The Gadsden Times

Grant lets school add iPods as learning tools
Written by Deb EgenbergerThursday, 23 September 2010 21:23

A grant written by technology coordinator Robbi McKenney and awarded from the John R. Applegate Fund through Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation has allowed the district to purchase 10 new iPod Touch units, two iHome speaker systems and extra headphones.

These are in addition to 10 iPod Classics, 20 iPod Touches and an iPad the school already has available for K-12 students.

The iPod Touch and iPad units have been loaded with educational applications that can integrate into a variety of subject areas including Spanish, science, history, art and math.

Last spring, the advanced computer class completed a project with second and sixth graders using the iPod Touch to learn Spanish, improve spelling, do research online and study geography.

The Gothenburgtimes

IPad hits N.S. classrooms
$10,000 worth of Apple tablets for teachers and students

Last Updated: Friday, September 24, 2010 | 5:25 PM AT
A Nova Scotia elementary school has added the iPad to its list of classroom teaching tools.

Mount Carmel Elementary School in New Waterford, Cape Breton, bought 10 of the high-tech tablet computers this year to share among its students as a complement to textbooks and chalkboards.

Principal Lowell Cormier said the $10,000 cost was covered by a combination of fundraising, community partnerships and school board contributions. He said the school expects a good return in the form of improved learning.

CBC News

Freshmen in Naselle get iPads, thanks to grant
NASELLE, Wash. — School officials in the small Southwest Washington town of Naselle are hoping some new technology will boost performance among high school freshmen.

The school district last week provided its 29 freshmen with iPads outfitted with educational software such as graphing calculators. The high school has 150 students.

Apple’s latest portable computer typically retails for $499. The Daily News of Longview reports the district purchased the iPads with a $20,000 grant from a private foundation and invested $25,000 of its own money in training for teachers.

The Daily News

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14 thoughts on “Grants for iPads in Schools

  1. am in Kenya an environmentalist who is doing mobile education for conservation both schools and community i need help so that i may introduce the idea to schools in Kenya i need help we Kenyans we are behind in terms of technology but with god all things are posimble

  2. I am an education major in my first internship teaching first grade. My school is a technology based school. I am interested in applying for a grant in order to get an ipad but i dont know where to begin in order to apply for these grants can someone help me.

  3. My wife and I homeschool our children. Do you have any suggestions on how we could get grants to help with technology equipment, e.g. computer, ipads, etc.
    Thanks

  4. I homeschool my 5 children and would love to have access to an iPad. Our local public grade school received a grant for 500 iPads. We live in Illinois and homeschooling is considered a private school. Since we pay taxes to this school and county, do we qualify to receive an iPad from the school to be used each school term?

  5. My name is Jennifer Redlich and I am the secretary at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School located in Port Arthur, TX. We are celebrating 50 years in the Mid County area of Port Arthur and are a tuition based school. We are a very multi-cultural and diverse school with excellence in academics. In the last 5 years, 95% of the 175 students who attend St. Catherine are on tuition assistance. With these troubling economic times and the need for schools to move toward technology, we are seeking help in the form of a grant. To begin the 2012-2013 school, we will be adopting new text books and revamping our curriculum. We realize that our best dollar spent will be toward acquiring IPads and purchasing text books via the internet. Paperless is the new wave in technology for all schools. We would like to pursue the possibllity of a grant to help supply our school with IPads in order for us to fully utilize our budget, pursue licensing, and downloading our new text books. St. Catherine of Siena School supports students in grades Pre-K 3 through 8th grade. We have an average of 19 students per classroom and would like to supply each student with an IPad. Our budget will not support this brave effort but we know that we must continue to grow our technology. We are seeking help in this endeavor and hope Apple will consider this a worthy cause. We will be gracious for any help you may be able to support and keep you and your company in our prayers for your continued success. Sincerely, Jennifer Redlich, Secretary

  6. I work with children with special needs and the school is looking for grants that can help us buy i pads for some of the children. Is there anyone that can help me..

  7. We have a wonderful Physical Education Program in our district and do not have the technology to keep up with the program. Our computers are slow, take forever to load, can not run our fitness programs etc. We are interested in applying for a grant or two, but do not know where to start. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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