About this Daily Classroom Special
Technology 101 provides pointers, strategies and suggestions for helping your school design a technology plan that meets the needs of members of your learning community. Technology 101 is maintained by Peggy Wyns-Madison, a Project Smart coordinator in NYC's District 15 and a
Teachers Network web mentor. E-mail Peggy.
Seven: Gathering Resources
How are you going to fund your technology plan? State, city and district funding can subsidize some of your efforts, but the threat of budget cuts to education can be a roadblock. The E-rate program is another option for obtaining funding. Schools and libraries can apply for discounts on telecommunication needs. Remember to do your homework. All funding agencies have unique and specific guidelines.
You and your committee members should consider grant options that are available for schools. Consider the parts of your curriculum that need to be enhanced or maintained. Click below to see current types of projects and programs funding trends for 1999.
The internet is loaded with grant opportunities. On TeachersNetwork.org
you can visit the Grants section.
Do consider getting funding from a variety of sources such as foundations, telephone companies, corporations, and the federal government. Click below for a listing.