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1:1 Device Grant

Use these requirements to plan ahead for the writing of your grant. The live grant will be released in the format of a Google Form when the grant window opens.


Applicant Information (readiness)
Score: 1-4
In this section, include educational, teaching, and professional development experiences that will be helpful for the evaluators to better understand your readiness to move to a 1:1 learning environment. Please include a link to your teacher webpage.

Technology Integration (quality over quantity) Score: 1-4 In this section, describe how you are currently using technology for teaching and learning. Explain in detail, providing examples of how you utilize the SAMR Model in your classroom instruction. 

Need for 1:1 Learning Envrironment
Score: 1-4
In this section, describe the need for a 1:1 environment in your classroom and your rationale for implementing this environment.

Goals for Device
Score: 1-8
In this section, provide clear, organized, and specific short-term and long-term goals you want to accomplish with the implementation of a 1:1 environment. These goals should connect to the Illinois Learning Standards (CCSS) and the SAMR Model.

Assessment Score: 1-4 In this section A. Describe how you will continually assess the effectiveness of your 1:1 learning environment. B. Descibe how you will know this change in teaching and learning is increasing student achievement, and connect this to the Illinois Learning Standards and district initiatives. C. Describe how you will assess your own growth and connect this to the Danielson Framework for Teaching.

1:1 Device Grant Resources

Use these resources to prepare and write your 1:1 grant. ...

1:1 Device Grant Rubrichttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1W55K1QqnhXRThNkroyc759RXaScFt8B8t7b8jaW097o/edit?usp=sharing
1:1 Grant Workshop Presentationhttps://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Ym6dKedDKFxeuSZlGG4uf87TWYtr11jWuhkpdE8yTNU/edit#slide=id.g1ed5ddbe04_0_0
Know the device you are requesting.
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The iPad is a tablet computer developed by Apple. It is smaller than a typical laptop, but significantly larger than the average smartphone. The iPad does not include a keyboard or a trackpad, but instead has a touchscreen interface, which is used to control the device.

Like the iPhone, the iPad runs Apple's iOS operating system. This allows the iPad to run third-party apps, which can downloaded from Apple's App Store. While apps designed for the iPhone can also be installed and run on the iPad, many iOS apps are developed specifically for the iPad. Since the iPad's screen is much larger than the iPhone's screen, iPad apps can include more user interfacefeatures that would not fit within an iPhone app. Therefore, productivity, graphics, and video-editing apps are often developed specifically for the iPad rather than the iPhone.

The iPad's 9.7 in screen size also makes it ideal as an e-reader. The iBooks app allows you to download electronic versions of books from the iBookstore and read them on your iPad. Since the iPad has a full color screen, it supports novels as well as art books and illustrated children's stories. Books can be read one page at a time in portrait mode or with pages side by side in landscape mode.

All versions of the iPad include Wi-Fi capability, which can be used for surfing the Web, checking email, and downloading apps directly to the device. Some versions of the iPad also include 3G support for transferring data over a cellular connection, though this capability requires a monthly cellular service contract. While the original iPad did not include a camera, the iPad 2 includes both rear-facing and front-facing cameras. These cameras can be used for video conferencing with other iPad, iPhone, or Mac users via the FaceTime feature.




A Chromebook is a laptop that runs Google's Chrome OS operating system. While Google sells its own Chromebook model, the Chromebook Pixel, many other manufacturers offer Chromebooks as well. Examples include Dell, HP, Toshiba, Samsung, ASUS, and Acer.

Chromebooks are designed to be inexpensive and highly portable. They are considered thin clients since they have minimal internal storage. Unlike traditional laptops, Chromebooks are designed to run cloud-based applications and store data online. While the Chrome OS and some applications can run offline, Chromebooks work best when used with an Internet connection.

The Chrome OS includes several Google apps, such as the Chrome web browser, Gmail, Google+, and YouTube applications. It also runs the Google Drive office suite and related apps such as Google Docs, Google Drawings, and Google Forms.  Third partyapplications can be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store. Some Android apps can also run on Chrome OS via Google's App Runtime for Chrome (ARC).

Since Chromebooks do not run Windows or OS X, they do not natively support many traditional applications, such as Microsoft Office. However, you can run online versions of Word, Excel, and other common applications from the Chrome OS or through the Chrome web browser. These applications run on a remote server, but look and function like traditional desktop applications. Chromebooks also support remote accesssoftware, which allows you operate Windows or OS X computers from a Chromebook.