Eduporium Educational Technology Grant

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Discovering and acquiring new STEM technology shouldn’t be a burden for schools and teachers. Eduporium’s monthly grant program makes it’s a little bit easier.  Every calendar month, we will award one $500 grant to a deserving school or teacher, helping educators build 21st century learning environments and equipping students with the skills they need for the future. Best of all, the technology can all be purchased from our store, making innovation in your school community easier than ever.

We’re looking for educators who have demonstrated innovation and creativity within their school community, those who have a financial need, and those who can provide a clear and concise product plan that can be implemented within six months.

Our Grant is open to all educators in the USA and we encourage everyone to apply! The application process opens on the first of each month and concludes on the 20th. Following the 20-day submission period, our panel will review all applications and notify the winner on the last business day of the month. We will announce the winner via our Twitter account and contact the person directly. Educators can only apply once per month, one application per person. Winning organizations are ineligible to apply for a calendar year. Recipients may use their grant award on any of the hundreds of STEM, MakerEd, and computing technologies available on the Eduporium store.

Eligibility:

  • K-12 schools
  • Libraries
  • Makerspaces
  • Afterschool programs
  • Museums
  • Scout organizations
  • Registered non-profits or charitable organizations with current 501(c)(3) status
  • Colleges
  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Librarians
  • Robotics
  • Coding Kits
  • 3D Printers
  • Virtual Reality Systems
  • Engineering Tools

Top Brands:

  • Sphero
  • Ozobot
  • littleBits
  • MakerBot
  • Wonder Workshop

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept international applications at this time.

May's Winner


Bartlett Makerspace, 

Lowell Public Schools

School


Bartlett Community Partnership School

Grades

K - 8th Grade

Products

littleBits kits, monk makes kit, makey makey, teknikio kits

Project

Convert an old locker room into a makerspace for hands-on building and skills development for K-8

June's Winner


Melinda Pastuszak, 

Henrico County Public Schools

School


Chamberlayne Elementary School

Grades

Pre K - 8th Grade

Products

MaKey MaKey and Squishy Circuits kits

Project

Pastuszak's goal is to use the products in multiple science and social studies projects across various grade levels. Initial plans for the new program’s launch include students using MaKey MaKey and Squishy Circuits to build models that represent various concepts, like parts of a flower and historic figures, and allow them to see firsthand how conductors and insulators work.

July's Winner


Nikki Lavergne,

Livingston Parish Public Schools

School

Livingston Parish Public Schools

Grades

pre-k/kindergarten, elementary, middle school, high school

Products

Wonder Workshop, Sphero and Edison Robot

Project

They are in the process of renovating a school bus and turning it into a community-based STEAM Machine. This bus is to be used in the community to help make STEAM activities accessible to economically disadvantaged and minority populations by hosting different community events throughout their parish in lower economic areas. 

November's Winner


Jason Kissel

Grove City, Ohio

Products

FLASHFORGE Finder 3D printer and some filament

Project

This will be the first installment of Jason's pilot program, giving teachers the chance to create a shared lesson library centered on a piece of technology. Over the next few months, he will be working throughout his district to inspire the use of 3D printing, creation of shared resources, and collaboration between teachers across schools.

School

South-Western City Schools

August's Winner


Amanda Callahan-Mims,

Knox County Schools

School

Spring Hill Elementary School

Grades

pre-k/kindergarten, elementary

Products

micro:bits, MonkMakes, Arduino Starter Kit, Wonder Workshop Cue robot

Project

Amanda and her students are in the process of transforming their school's Technology Lab into a fully integrated STEM Lab and she's using her background as an archaeologist to inspire her students to use technology in new ways!

September's Winner


Scott Donnelly,

Carlynton School District

School

Carnegie Elementary School

Grades

3-6

Products

Ozobot Bit Starter Kits

Project

Scott hopes to introduce his students to the world of robotics at a pre-secondary level , so they can pursue other robotics endeavors in the Junior High and Senior High school.

October's Winner


Cynthia Rumery,

American School for the Deaf

School

American School for the Deaf

Grades

K - 12

Products

Root, BOLT, Keva Planks and MakeDo

Project

Cynthia is planning on using the tech she'll receive to expand what she refers to as her "basement makerspace." Since her students use ASL and are completely visual, her request for Root and BOLT are great ways to bring visual programs to them. She'll also receive KEVA Planks and MakeDo in order to allow her students to work more with their hands.

November's Winner


Victoria Blackmer,

Robert R. Jones Public Library

School

Bicentennial Elementary School

Grades

Pre-K to high school

Products

MaKey MaKey, Teknikio, Let's Start Coding, LightUp Edison, and more

Project

Victoria is planning on using the technology she'll receive to reinforce students' STEM experiences by combining the efforts of the library and a local elementary school. Ultimately, she hopes to make both facilities more appealing and engaging to her students, something that these new tech tools will help her accomplish.   

December's Winner


Mary Ledford,

Saline Area Schools

School

Harvest Elementary School

Products

2 sets of MakeDo ToolSet 360

Grades

Grades K - 3

Project

Students will work together in teams to build, paint and decorate a truck that would showcase a set of books that fit their "menu". The trucks can then be moved through out the building where visitors, staff and students can enjoy them and see the books they highlight. 

January's Winner


Martha Lanaghen,

MakerBolder

School

After School Program

Pre-k/kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

Products

Innovative tech tools, including Ozobot's

Project

Passport program at The Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest: Each child who attends the event will be given a passport to take with them to the 12 activity areas. When they complete an activity, they will be able to get a signature from that activity leader and, once they complete all 12 activities, they can turn in their passport for a chance to win one of the donated prize

Grades

February's Winner


Laura Luker,

PVCICS

School

Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School

Products

Padcaster

Project

Laura's students are going to be designing all types of projects, including a group that's going to be researching the impact fashion has on the world from the point of view of upcycling clothes. Another is going to be visiting an aquaponics space with some digital video equipment and then shooting a public service announcement.

Grades

Grades K - 12

March's Winner


Jacqueline Firster

Arlington, Virginia

School

Arlington Public Schools

Grades

K - 12

Products

MakeDo kits, Snap Circuits kits, KEVA Planks kits, and more

Project

Jacqueline is going to be using her award to create a mobile makerspace in her school and empower her fellow educators to create enriched PBL opportunities for the hundreds of students she works with! Among the goals she has for using her new technology are connecting literature to STEM and encouraging her students to solve real-world problems together

Grades

Elementary, Middle and High School  

April's Winner


Ashley Alden

Los Angeles, California

School

Dayton Heights Elementary School

Grades

Grades K - 12

Products

MakeDo kits, Snap Circuits kits, KEVA Planks kits, Chibitonics

Project

Inspired by a local student who used every scrap, material, and object he could find in his dad's auto body shop to build an arcade game, Ashley is challenging her students to do the same. She will encourage her students to use their design and engineering skills as well as engage families and community members in their makerspace project!

May's Winner


Renee Wells

Bakersfield, California

School

Zephyr Lane Elementary

Grades

K - 6

Products

FlashForge 3D printer and filaments

Project

We were very inspired by Renee's application and its ties to real-world STEM learning and community problem solving. Using 3D printing, she and her students will be designing and engineering 3D printed hands and lower legs for children in need! And, we really loved the idea of bringing the power of technology and the spirit of the Maker Movement together!

June's Winner


Jean Daley

Erving, Massachusetts

School

Erving Public Library

Grades

Elementary

Products

AdaBox002 an$603.95 $603.95 d MakeDo ToolSet 360

Project

With these STEAM tools, her and her students are going to make some moving robots out of cardboard and we can't wait to see how this project gets everyone in the community excited about STEM! If you are interested in applying for our EdTech grant for the month of July, the application is now open and will remain open (at the link below) until July 20

July's Winner


Heather Russell

Chester, Virginia

School

Chesterfield County Public Schools

Grades

Elementary

Products

Wonder Workshop, Sphero, and Edison robots

Project

Heather is on a mission to bring more coding and robotics to the 39 elementary schools in Chesterfield since she saw a need for greater STEM exposure for the younger students. She plans to organize and launch a district-wide Elementary Robotics Competition, involving older students as volunteers as well as community members. 

August's Winner


Kimberly Eure

Suffolk, Virginia

School

John F Kennedy Middle School

Grades

Middle School 

Products

Sphero Specdrums

Project

Kimberly plans on having her students using Specdrums to create theme music for different pieces of literature - poems, news articles, picture books, novels - that they will read. By combining the two media, she'll have the opportunity to engage all students in reading!

September's Winner


Sharon Clark

Brownsville, Tennessee

School

East Side Intermediate School

Grades

Elementary 

Products

Snap Circuits kits, Thames & Kosmos kits, and a Horizon Renewable Science Kit

Project

Sharon's committed to empowering her students to create an entire "solar city" that they will display for their community during National Engineer’s Week this coming February.

October's Winner


Shirley Dickey

Houston, Texas

School

Clear Lake High School

Grades

High School 

Products

Bare Conductive Electric Paint and a Bare Conductive Touch Board Pro Kit

Project

Shirley would like to challenge her makers to design and build a giant keyboard (9-12 feet) using conductive paint and other needed materials. She would like to see it painted on a wall, rather than on the floor, both for accessibility and sustainability.