Big Innovations; 9 Ways to Raise Money (Videos); Good-to-Go Projects; Why Teach?

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JAN 8, 2014

Innovative Fundraising for Your Classroom or School


Fund a Project by a Large Number of Supporters Who Each Give a Little

 NEW   10 Steps to a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
Crowdfunding is a great way to raise funds using the Web. Download this new guide for a roadmap to a successful campaign, and insights into potential pitfalls.

5 Big Innovations for 2014
What will move the needle for students this year? (Hint: crowdfunding, for one.) Edutopia's Director of Programming and Innovation Betty Ray weighs in.

Discussion: Crowdfunding for Schools
A bunch of educators who have already tried crowdfunding are sharing their experiences. What can you learn from their successes -- and failures?


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VIDEO SPOTLIGHT: FIVE-MINUTE FILM FESTIVAL

Watch this Video9 Ways to Raise Money for Your Class Online
It's a brand new year, and time to start thinking about how to raise extra money for your classroom. VideoAmy has created this video playlist for teachers looking into classroom fundraising campaigns. (playlist)

 

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Good-to-Go Projects for 2014

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TOO YOUNG FOR TECH?

Program and App Suggestions Is kindergarten too young for learning through technology? Amina doesn't think so, and she wants creative ideas for her kindergarteners. See this list of suggestions for kindergarten tech, and share your own.

DON'T MISS THIS

Keep Students on Their Toes!10 Tips for Engaging Underperforming Students
Guided by research, educators boost engagement at this middle school by asking "multi-skill" questions, implementing activating strategies, limiting lecture time, and more.

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GRANTS & RESOURCES

 CALL FOR ENTRIES   White House Student Film Festival
Finalists will have their short films screened at the White House.
Deadline: January 29, 2014

Check out the big list of Educational Grants and Resources, updated weekly.

EVENTS

 WEBINAR   Can School Systems Leverage "Hybrid Innovation" Strategies to Improve Student Learning?
January 14, 2014
10:00 a.m. PST / 1:00 p.m. ET

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