In groups of 3 to 5 students, you will develop one proposal for the Best Buy grant. Ms Law, Ms Diakun and I will select the most appropriate proposal and submit it to Best Buy.
There are two grants, your group should pick one of them:
General School Tech Grants: offered as a way for schools to improve or integrate technology in their classrooms to advance student learning. This could include new technologies for areas including libraries, special needs classrooms, literacy programs, etc.
STEM School Tech Grants: available for schools looking to add technology to programs with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) to enhance offerings such as robotics clubs, math programs, coding, makerspaces and digital media courses.
Details from Best Buy:
Am I only allowed to spend my grant money at Best Buy?
We pride ourselves on having the latest and greatest technology that students need to excel in school and have a dedicated team who can help teachers with their purchases. Our Best Buy for Education team has access to products and devices that are specifically designed for teachers and are happy to assist recipients make the most of their grant. We do however, recognize that schools are bound by school district approved vendors impacting the technology that can be purchased, installed and serviced in schools; which is why we provide monetary donations. We encourage you find out about these vendor agreements when you’re preparing your application. In cases where technology purchased from Best Buy directly wouldn’t be able to be implemented in the classroom, or if you’re seeking specialized technology that we don’t sell, funds can be used with other vendors.
You can use products from Best Buy and from these school catalogs:
A completed project proposal in a google doc that answers all required questions with proper spelling and grammar. A list of technology to be purchased from the TDSB catalogs and/or Best Buy. Be sure to share the document back with me (firstname.lastname@example.org) as an editor.
Areas that need work
|Criteria (80% – 90%)
Standards for performance
|Advanced (90% +)
Evidence of Exceeding Standards
|Knowledge and Understanding
Proposal demonstrates an understanding of the needs of the students and school
|Thinking and Inquiry
Proposal addresses needs within the school
|Thinking and Inquiry
Proposal explains how technology with motivate, engage and/or inspire students for their future
Proposal is clearly and concisely written with proper spelling and grammar.
Technology choices are appropriate for the proposal and properly sourced and priced.