Technology has come a long way. In the past 30 years, I have seen the transition from VHS to DVD to streaming; the transition from audio cassette to CD to mp3; the transition from cordless phone to cell phone to smart phone. Don’t even mention the changes my parents have seen. But are all these changes good? Of course they are! They make our lives easier. MWBEzone.com has grants for technology.
Teaching and Technology
Teaching applies the use of innovative technology. While I was introduced to a MOS operating system to do math problems in the 2nd grade, 1st graders are now using portable devices to practice math. But is it better? Well…maybe, maybe not.
According to Carnegie Mellon University,
A tool (no matter how technologically advanced) is measured by when, where, why, and how it can be used.
In this day, let’s agree there are technological standards that must be met for anyone. Internet is a must. Most places of education or employment are enabled with online portals that allow students/parents or employees to communicate with educators or administrative staff. This means every home or person has to be equipped with a computer, at least.
Be the Hero
Just like Rikki Tikki Tavi saved his owners by ingenuity, you can be Rikki Techie Tavi and help a community by bringing technological advancements. Maybe you are a technology educator, an individual, or working on a technology project to better your community. You could get improved technology in your classroom, get support for your individual interests, or find funding for your project. Search on MWBEzone.com.
For example, here are some available grants:
Deadline 1: 07/15/16; Deadline 2: 10/03/16
Deadline 1: 07/13/16; Deadline 2: 02/15/17
If you want to own the story of Rikki Tikki Tavi, check out Jerry Pinkney’s illustrations of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. It is a timeless masterpiece that has been passed down from generation to generation.
The Second Machine Age
Or, if you want to learn more about how technology causes reinvention in our lives and in our economy, read The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee of MIT. The authors identify one strategy for survival among all the changes as reformulating education.
So, if you are working towards technological advancements for your educational system, community or the population at large, check out the available grants on MWBEzone.com.
About the Author: Sabeen is currently an MPH student with a background in Mass Communications. She writes for GrantWatch.com and its affiliates.