With belts tightening these days, I am posting ways for you get money to spend in your classroom. All three of these I have used in my own teaching experiences.
- Donors choose: You write out a grant for your classroom and people can choose to donate to your cause. All you need to do is create an account and post your project. With Donors choose about 70% of the projects are funded! You can have your project available for donations for up to four months.
- Digital Wish: Has a list of many grants that you can apply for. The link here has a list of the open grants available to you. All you have to do is write a lesson plan!
- Recycle Forward: Recycle old technology, batteries, old technology, and ink. Just collect it, ship it, and get paid for it!
Some other useful resources:
Teacher Discounts - Here is a huge list of discounts for teachers
Grant Wrangler - checks out grants and resources all organized by category.
Best of luck! What do you use to obtain items for your classroom?