Tips2012: Funding applications for purchasing iPads

Today I have been advising some schools as they are writing grant applications for funding for iPad projects. Applying for funding can be very competitive;

Here are some tips:

1) State your case very clearly – Why should your project be funded?

  • Explain the problem or challenge in your school that you want to address.
  • Try to include some figures “30% of our students …”

2) State the aims and intended outcomes for the project.

  • Support your claims by referring to educational research.
  • Give an indication of how you will measure progress.

3) Explain how the iPads will help you to reach the outcome.

  • Describe in detail how you will use them in the classroom.
  • Justify why you need to purchase these devices.

4) Remember to include the costs of staff PD, iPad covers, iTunes vouchers for the apps (one per device), VGA connectors and a stylus.

Good luck with your application.
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