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Grant Program Funds Tablets for Classrooms

A new partnership launched this week between 3M and education non-profit Digital Wish offers parents, teachers, and administrators the opportunity to win new tablets for their schools.

Called 3M Screens for Schools, the new grant program will award one school up to $25,000 in funding to be used toward the purchase of tablets and 3M Screen Protectors.

To apply, visit 3M Screen Protector's Facebook page. 3M will donate $1 to Digital Wish for every eligible person who "likes" the page and another $1 for every person who shares the 3M Screens for School's message on his or her Facebook page. Interested parties can also submit a 200- to 500-word essay that outlines:

  • Why does the school need the award for new tablets and how would the new tablets change the school for the better?
  • If awarded the new tablets, how would learning be enhanced for students and teaching be enhanced for educators?
  • What other creative fundraising, if any, has the school undertaken in an effort to bring new technology into the classroom?

Deadline for entries is 11:59 PM EDT on September 12, 2012. Only one entry is permitted per person but multiple entries—including submissions from teachers and school administrators—can be made on behalf of one school, according to a statement released by 3M. A panel of judges, appointed by Digital Wish, will choose the winning entry.

A complete set of contest rules is available at the Digital Wish Web site.

About the Author

Kanoe Namahoe is online editor for 1105 Media's Education Group. She can be reached at knamahoe@1105media.com.

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