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WOW2 Show #102 with Karen Henke - The Grant Wrangler

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  • Length: 60:39 minutes (31.99 MB)
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Special Guest Karen Henke - The Grant Wrangler

 

Chat from the Show:

 

12:32:30 [Message] ruralsiteslady -> -EdTechTalk: LHH - test

20:58:30 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: hey Kim

20:58:32 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: welcome

20:58:40 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: we have someone on our show tonight that works with grants

20:58:44 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: hi jen

20:58:47 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: so -- I hope you will have TONS of questions

21:00:16 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: hey Peggy

21:00:41 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Hi-I can only hear Sharon

21:00:52 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: hello Judi

21:01:12 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: she is fixing it

21:01:17 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: Sharon -- :)

21:01:18 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: thanks

21:01:20 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: hi peggy

21:01:24 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: I need to go grab the delicious links

21:01:32 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Kim and all!

21:01:33 [Message] Karen Henke -> -EdTechTalk: I added more links to the wiki

21:02:01 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: peggy -- please let us know

21:02:18 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: only sharon so far

21:02:27 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: thanks Peggy

21:02:38 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: Hey Judi

21:02:48 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: still only me??

21:02:50 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: yeah! Karen and Jen now

21:02:53 [Message] Judi Wolf -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Jen - Glad to finally get back here!

21:03:12 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: great toubleshooting!

21:03:29 [Message] Judi Wolf -> -EdTechTalk: Did not like what I just read in your blog about reevaluating this podcast - love it, even when i listen later - do not abort!

21:03:31 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: our delicious links for tonight:   http://delicious.com/WOW2.0/wow2_20081216

21:03:42 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: not aborting -- re-arranging

21:03:48 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: everything is fine now--just the 30 sec delay so you don't see the comments

21:04:02 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com/2008/12/lets-get-rid-of-acceptable-use-...

21:04:10 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com/2008/12/lets-get-rid-of-acceptable-use-...

21:04:33 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: sharon is very soft

21:04:38 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: I shall let her know

21:04:46 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: http://betch.edublogs.org/2008/11/27/tossing-the-chalk/

21:04:54 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Sharon is loud for me

21:05:10 [Message] Karen Henke -> -EdTechTalk: me too

21:05:14 [Message] jepcke -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Jen! Multi tasking. In Edtech Talk and SL at the same time

21:05:16 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: LOL

21:05:28 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: okay -- you might need to adjust your own speakers  :)

21:05:35 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: ohhhh Judith -- really???

21:05:40 [Message] Judi Wolf -> -EdTechTalk: I am not getting any sound at all.

21:05:49 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: look to the right JUDI

21:05:53 [Message] jepcke -> -EdTechTalk: Just checking out a preso there. After yours I"m interested

21:06:17 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: http://snowflakes.barkleyus.com/noflash.html

21:06:38 [Message] Judi Wolf -> -EdTechTalk: Everyone else getting sound?

21:06:44 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Lots going on in SL tonight-I just left the preso for librarians with David Warlick

21:06:51 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: yes sound is fine for me

21:07:19 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: http://www.popularfront.com/snowdays/index.html?skipDetect=true

21:07:21 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: Judi - should be coming through on ETT A

21:07:26 [Message] jepcke -> -EdTechTalk: @peggyg Oh poop, I wish I had seen that preso

21:07:30 [Message] Judi Wolf -> -EdTechTalk: I got it through ITunes.

21:07:36 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: hmmmm

21:07:39 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: should work

21:07:41 [Message] jepcke -> -EdTechTalk: Yep, there's snow in Chicago

21:07:45 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: it was quite a learning adventure! :-)

21:07:48 [Message] jepcke -> -EdTechTalk: boggin down commutes

21:07:54 [Message] Judi Wolf -> -EdTechTalk: I got it now! Thanks!

21:08:07 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: took me 3 hours for me to drive home last Tuesday night!!!!

21:08:11 [Message] Karen Henke -> -EdTechTalk: We had hail in Pasadena yesterday

21:08:34 [Message] Karen Henke -> -EdTechTalk: So glad I work from home and wear my slippers to work.

21:08:41 [Message] jepcke -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Vinnie Glad you made it home safely

21:08:41 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Vinnie

21:08:46 [Message] James Sigler -> -EdTechTalk: Ice in  Missouri

21:08:50 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: me too Karen--great life!

21:09:02 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: montreal

21:09:19 [Message] VinnieVrotny -> -EdTechTalk: Thanks Judy. Wasn't too bad. My wife took longer to get from Antioch to Northbrook. Only two hours

21:09:28 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: saw the beautiful photos that Dave Chamberlain posted on Flickr from NH-ice storm!

21:09:32 [Message] VinnieVrotny -> -EdTechTalk: Is there a guest tonight

21:09:42 [Message] jepcke -> -EdTechTalk: @VinnieThat's not too bad, actually

21:09:48 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: only light rain in Phoenix :-) 65 degrees

21:10:17 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: love grantwrangler

21:10:21 [Message] VinnieVrotny -> -EdTechTalk: @jepcke, yes, I realize that. It included a stop at McDonalds and Dunkin Donuts to use the restroom

21:10:21 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: hope everyone had enough gas and didn't need the bathroom

21:10:27 [Message] Karen Henke -> -EdTechTalk: you are so sweet

21:10:46 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Just learned about GrantWrangler this week and it looks like a fantastic resource!

21:11:02 [Message] jepcke -> -EdTechTalk: I subscribe to Grant Wrangler newsletter

21:11:07 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: http://www.grantwrangler.com/

21:11:11 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: so valuable for teachers!

21:11:14 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: that is her MAIN site to find grants

21:11:34 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: http://www.mygrantwrangler.com/

21:11:36 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: the tips about how to write grants are very helpful!!

21:11:48 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: that is her community for Grant Gives and Grant Writers

21:12:18 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: this is how to get grants fed to your website:  http://www.grantwrangler.com/howto.html

21:12:41 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: the Ning is really well organized!

21:12:46 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: yes

21:13:05 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: and right now -- they have a $25 AMAZON.com grant -- opportunity.  You can check it out later!!

21:14:14 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: that is so practical and just exactly what teachers need!!

21:15:02 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: Hey CathyE   :)

21:15:04 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: those deadlines are so frustrating when you don't hear about them in enough time to apply! But that's the reality of grants

21:15:25 [Message] Cathy E -> -EdTechTalk: Hello All!

21:15:34 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: like the SAMSUNG grant -- have they announced the winners yet??   They said Dec 1 -- but nothing yet

21:15:37 [Message] VinnieVrotny -> -EdTechTalk: Got to go. Kids need attention

21:15:48 [Message] Liz -> -EdTechTalk: This is a fantastic resource.  Cannot wait to share with my preservice teachers!  Are there grants for preservice teachers too??

21:16:01 [Message] VinnieVrotny -> -EdTechTalk: Happy Holidays to all if I don't connect with you before the start of winter/summer breaks

21:16:16 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: thanks Vinnie -- HOliday Hugs to you!!

21:16:42 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: preservice teachers are often connected with schools for their internships and student teaching so they may be able to apply that way

21:16:53 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: you mean more like scholarships??

21:17:20 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: great idea Sharon-open a PO box :-)

21:17:37 [Message] jepcke -> -EdTechTalk: Wish Promethean would offer grant like SMART does

21:18:09 [Message] matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: @jep..the smart 'grant' is more of a scam...I wish they would just be straight up and offer standard k12 pricing

21:18:31 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: those links make it so user friendly to find the actual grant applications! You've really thought of everything! Awesome site!

21:18:46 [Message] Liz -> -EdTechTalk: @Matt Agree about the Smart scam...

21:19:12 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: Peggy G  -- why aren't you in the skype call??

21:19:13 [Message] jepcke -> -EdTechTalk: @Matt Hi, I bet you aren't miss the Midwest winter today

21:19:25 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: You didn't call me

21:19:35 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: 1.  Make sure what you want the money for is a MATCH for what they are giving the money for

21:19:49 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: do you want us to call you??  Peggy

21:19:59 [Message] matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: @judi...it is kinda cold here too tho...it is like 45 or so...u r right, tho...I totally don't miss the heavy winters of the upper midwest

21:20:04 [Message] jepcke -> -EdTechTalk: The Best Buy Grant is pretty easy to get and very worth while

21:20:15 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: it's ok- I'll just listen and type. WOWs of week are already finished.

21:20:16 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: 2.  Judges do not know schools and programs -- do not assume that they do

21:20:29 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: okay  -- sorry

21:20:34 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: that "match" is sooo important!

21:20:57 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: Hope Hope Hope we get Best Buy for the 6th year this year -- and hoping for $5000

21:21:13 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: 3.  Watch the WORD LIMIT.........but be concise

21:21:14 [Message] jepcke -> -EdTechTalk: @matt No sympathy here LOL We have friends in Santa Monica originally from Chicago. It's all relative. Snowing right now

21:21:25 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: these tips are so valuable and "right on"!!

21:21:49 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: Jen is a great grant wrangler herself!!

21:21:56 [Message] jepcke -> -EdTechTalk: Sometimes people are ruled out just because they don't follow the directions

21:22:21 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: I like to write grants-- but I like to win them more!!

21:22:21 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: @jepcke-I think that is the primary reason people get ruled out--not following directions!

21:22:31 [Message] jepcke -> -EdTechTalk: YEp Like word limit. That always gets me. I type way too much!

21:22:52 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: @jepcke I have judged projects - some could have been amazing - but the applications gave SUCH sketchy descriptions - agreed, directiosn could have been read!

21:23:15 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: 4.  Give a big picture, be memorable, be specific

21:23:27 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: usually the word limit is a maximum not to go over--under is usually ok

21:23:33 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: 5.  Use the judging criteria!!  

21:24:35 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: Kstevens -- Welcome

21:24:43 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: Hi K!

21:25:11 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: definitely agree with using the judging criteria! sometimes they even provide rubrics which are excellent guides!

21:25:33 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: we use a rubric for our Qwest grants in AZ

21:27:05 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: we also ask for assessment information for them to demonstrate how effective the use of the technology was in project implementation.

21:28:03 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: yes talk about the giving institutions

21:28:13 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: http://www.grantwrangler.com/GrantManager/templates/?a=466&z=0

21:28:18 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: this one is OUTSIDE THE USA

21:29:11 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: there are so many community foundations but you have to find those that are the best match for your needs

21:29:17 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: it is for outside of USA OR Canada......!! LOL

21:30:30 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: adding TONS more to delicious link

21:31:01 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: http://delicious.com/WOW2.0/?page=1

21:31:08 [Message] sroseman -> -EdTechTalk: are there less grant opportunities because of the economy this year

21:31:37 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: @sroseman-great question! so many businesses are closing down!

21:31:58 [Message] sroseman -> -EdTechTalk: the downturn

21:32:09 [Message] jepcke -> -EdTechTalk: And send thank you notes when you receive the grant

21:32:15 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: what a great idea to send Christmas cards to businesses where you have applied for or received grants!

21:32:18 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: certainly could mean more competition for grants!

21:33:30 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: Delicious LINK updated http://delicious.com/WOW2.0/wow2_20081216

21:33:43 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: Yes, I send christmas cards to our vendors too

21:34:43 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: One issue I have become aware of with grants recently--technology is provided that doesn't meet the district requirements and can't be used or installed

21:35:06 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: example-Mac only district and grant provided PC equipment

21:35:12 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: http://www.dollargeneral.com/COMMUNITY/Pages/GrantPrograms.aspx

21:35:25 [Message] matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: I wonder how the economic crisis will hit K12...I think it is going to take 6-12 months before we feel the crunch...

21:35:34 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: good example, Peggy

21:35:52 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Walmart and Target have good campaigns for teachers too

21:35:54 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: @matt did you read the latest eschool news article on that point?

21:36:07 [Message] matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: @sharon...I'll check it out...

21:36:29 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: the timing of grant applications is such an issue!

21:36:42 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: SET TIME ASIDE TO SEARCH FOR GRANTS -- another idea

21:36:43 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: it can happen any time during the year

21:37:10 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: Tech & Learning used to have a Bulletin Board size poster with a YEARLY Grant VIEW list

21:37:11 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: @matt just discussing fiscal responsibility with my head today - technology may feel that pushback, we need to show clear links bet learning and our tech programs

21:37:22 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I think it's a good idea to have a concept paper/draft of what you really want/need from a grant and then you are ready to quickly apply when you hear of an opportunity

21:37:40 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: @Peggy great idea!

21:37:55 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: do granting orgs favour public over private or vice versa??

21:38:06 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: it definitely helps you to meet deadlines when you are very busy!

21:38:38 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: great point--read the strings attached points when you apply for grants!

21:38:51 [Message] matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: @sharon...I'm not so sure there are any links between learning and technology...at least in the way that we've traditionally used technology in schools...

21:39:36 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: 63,000 Independent Foundations

21:39:44 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: Smiles -- they want to share their money!!!

21:39:49 [Message] jepcke -> -EdTechTalk: I always feel like the Target/WalMart grants are for more disadvantaged schools. My district is more on the affluent side

21:40:01 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: @Matt-but hopefully when you are applying for grants you are thinking about new ways to use technology tools to improve learning :-)

21:40:03 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: @matt we have some great research from learning sciences that does make that link between certain software/learning environments/ tools and learning - and studies that show the other way too!

21:42:03 [Message] jonelle -> -EdTechTalk: can you point direction to research showing technology-writing improvement?

21:42:33 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: technology writing???

21:42:46 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: http://www.membersproject.com/project/view/V8EWJV  Link for Donors Choose--have any of you had success with their awards?

21:42:47 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: could you explain @jonelle?

21:43:27 [Message] jonelle -> -EdTechTalk: how using specific technology tools  can improve writing skills

21:44:34 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: one of my teacher friends decided not to go the grant route because of the time it took-wanted SmartBoard, projector, doc camera. She set up a donation site and within a month she had enough money to buy it all.

21:44:41 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: @jonelle The best book on this topic has a very boring title - Cambridge Handbook to Learning Sciences - pub. 2006 - has some articles/papers on literacy

21:45:04 [Message] jonelle -> -EdTechTalk: thank you sharonp

21:45:19 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: @jonelle this book has become my new bible on ed tech research!

21:45:32 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: excellent advice--keep resubmitting your grant proposals to different locations

21:45:50 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: @Peggy - you have such a wealth of advice and knowledge!!

21:45:52 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: just make sure they meet the criteria of the specific grant you're applying for

21:46:37 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I've had a lot of experience with grants as a principal and grant administrator :-)

21:47:04 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: I wish we in Canada had more grants available!

21:47:14 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: And being in Quebec is doubly frustrating

21:47:49 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: we need a Canadian grant wrangler

21:47:58 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: yes Donors Choose is the one I posted. It's great and many teachers have benefitted from it

21:48:00 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: like adopt-a-classroom

21:48:19 [Message] James Sigler -> -EdTechTalk: I heard of both of them

21:48:27 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: yes Kim--and anyone can go to that site to find a project they would like to support and donate to

21:49:04 [Message] jonelle -> -EdTechTalk: we had different successes with donorschoose.some funded- others not fully funded and some monies went elsewhere

21:49:06 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: that's the problem sometimes--buy a certain company's products. Need to make sure they are acceptable to your district

21:49:09 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: many school districts have set up foundations to fund individual teacher grants

21:50:05 [Message] jepcke -> -EdTechTalk: @kcaise Sometimes those are the most competitive

21:50:10 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: @jonelle-I've heard the same thing--some teachers seems to get everything funded through donors choose and others nothing-wonder if it depends on how you get the word out??

21:50:16 [Message] jepcke -> -EdTechTalk: At least that was true in my former district

21:50:34 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: some of it is more who you know than what you know

21:50:46 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: connections!!! :-) powerful!

21:50:57 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: Ohhh -- check this one out   http://www.grantwrangler.com/GrantManager/templates/?a=649&z=0

21:51:01 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: announced at NECC

21:51:33 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: people are looking for technology grants because that is often what their district can't fund

21:52:01 [Message] jonelle -> -EdTechTalk: looking for technology training grant- we have technology equipm- need more teacher training

21:52:25 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: @jonelle-excellent point! the training is soooo important and often under-funded!

21:52:36 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: @Peggy thanks for that perspective

21:53:16 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: @jonelle - so true - often the grant money goes to hardware-software, but NOT to "peopleware"!

21:53:44 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: is there a place on the Ning where people can share their success stories with grants?

21:53:53 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: Anyone near Corning, INC   -- http://www.grantwrangler.com/GrantManager/templates/?a=374&z=0

21:53:56 [Message] Karen Henke -> -EdTechTalk: mygrantwrangler.com

21:54:41 [Message] jonelle -> -EdTechTalk: we need $$ to pay trainers

21:55:20 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: @jonelle and $$ for PD seems to not be included in that grant money... very frustrating

21:55:25 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: http://www.mygrantwrangler.com/forum/topics/2222160:Topic:1656  Just found this--forum topic on "share what grants you've won" :-)

21:55:32 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: the Best Buy grant keeps getting harder and harder to write   :)

21:55:34 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: @peggyg several of us share stories on plurk too

21:55:49 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: @Jen.... you have written it so often>!

21:55:52 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: thanks Kim-great to know

21:56:21 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: it does jen. i won it for my campus in 2004

21:57:01 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: we have won each year -- Best Buy -- 2 years ago, I wrote one for a teacher at my old school

21:57:10 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Our school PTO used to offer curriculum grants for teachers in our school--they could ask for up to $2000 for curriculum resources and it was a simple one page application. Teachers loved it!

21:57:12 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: this past year -- I wrote it for a teacher at my new school

21:57:19 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: this year -- LOL, I wrote it for me   :)

21:57:26 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: and everyone!!  :)

21:57:45 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: I remember your visit to BestBuy when you won,Jen!

21:58:07 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: that was such a fun shopping spree!

21:59:29 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: AZ has a tax credit school donation that goes to schools we designate and they can use the funds for extra curricular activities--many use them to support field trips, and technology to use in extra curricular activities :-)

22:00:01 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: no writing required for the use of tax credit money :-) just turn in the receipts :-)

22:00:23 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: The Lowe's ONe seems pretty easy-- http://www.grantwrangler.com/GrantManager/templates/?a=42&z=26

22:00:28 [Message] JenWagner -> -EdTechTalk: but you cannot be a faith based.

22:00:33 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: sounds so great, Peggy - kudos to those who came up with that idea!

22:00:35 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: what an exciting story Jen! Mike Douglas :-)

22:01:31 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: it's important not to get discouraged if you don't receive the first or second grant you apply for! Keep trying!!

22:01:59 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: This has been totally awesome Karen!! Thank you for sharing tonight and for your fantastic site!

22:02:53 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: You can subscribe to the RSS feed for the Ning to know when new things are posted :-)

22:02:59 [Message] jonelle -> -EdTechTalk: this was great- thank you!!

22:03:46 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I just joined earlier today :-)

22:04:41 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Next show--Tuesday Jan 6 with George Siemens :-)

22:05:03 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: thank you everyone

22:05:04 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Happy holidays everyone!!!! See you next year!

22:05:10 [Message] sroseman -> -EdTechTalk: Thank you all. I will search for grants for Canadian educators