The ‘Connected Kinders’: Turning iPad Experiments into Adventures in Innovative Learning (EdSurge News)

"What would you do with $20,000 and the freedom to use it all for edtech in your classroom?


Last spring, a private donor funded an experiment. As an Eagle Cliffs Elementary classroom teacher in Billings, Montana, I had the opportunity to write to our Billings Education Foundation for a mini-classroom grant--a mere one thousand dollars. My classroom grant idea? Simple: two iPads.


The idea caught the eye of Mr. Wardell, a generous annual donor to the Foundation’s classroom grants, who then asked, “What would you really like to do in your classroom, and what would you need to equip your room the way you would prefer?”


If there was ever an opportunity to dream big, this was it."