The EDS Technology Grant Program helps teachers purchase information technology products and services that will improve their students’ ability to learn. Each year, EDS offices worldwide sponsor and award $1,500 grants to teachers through a competitive application process. The grants are awarded to teachers through their schools, and schools applying for a grant must be located within 50 miles of where EDS does business. Grants must be used to pay for technology products, training, and services. EDS encourages teachers to propose innovative classroom projects or student exercises. Teachers are asked to explain the innovative nature of their project, how they or their students will use the requested technology, and how the technology will improve their students’ ability to achieve curriculum objectives. Examples of qualified grant expenditures include computer software and hardware, multimedia equipment, web cameras, CD-ROM libraries, scanners, modems, internet access, technical training, specialized technology tools and equipment (such as robotics kits), and other classroom learning tools that are considered advanced in the area of technology. EDS grant sponsors change each year, so check the 2004 sponsor list available in mid-October.

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