Technology Grant Program

Technology Grant Program

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Students using technology package
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Technology Grant Program

We're here to remove barriers for teachers. If that barrier is classroom technology, you're in the right place.

CYBER.ORG's technology grant program is designed to support teachers and qualified extracurricular programs to provide cyber education to K-12 students in the United States. Grants are awarded based on the availability of funds, geographic representation, and demonstrated need, with preference for applicants who intend to use CYBER.ORG curriculum materials. Applications will be received continuously, and awards will be made each year in September (application deadline August 15) and April (application deadline March 15).

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US Cyber Range Licenses
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This is a cloud-hosted infrastructure that provides your students with safe, virtual environments for realistic, hands-on cybersecurity labs and exercises. Each student per class will need a license.

The US Cyber Range can be used to support CYBER.ORG's Cybersecurity course.

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micro:bits
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The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how software and hardware work together. It has an LED light display, buttons, sensors and many input/output features that, when programmed, let it interact with you and your world.

The micro:bit is used in CYBER.ORG's Coding Fundamentals and Science+ courses.

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cyber:bots
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The cyber:bot merges a BBC micro:bit with the Parallax small robot form factor that’s a proven STEM success in classrooms by adding a real-world, hands-on hardware dimension to Python-focused computer science, CTE, and cybersecurity programs.

The cyber:bot is used in CYBER.ORG's Cyber Literacy course.

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Shield-Bots with Arduino
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The Shield-Bot’s Board of Education Shield makes it easy for Arduino Uno programmers to build their own robot using Parallax’s beginner-friendly sensors and microcontroller accessories.

This is a great combination for learning programming, electronics, and robotics — and is most commonly chosen when the Arduino is a key requirement. 

The Shield-Bot is used in CYBER.ORG's Cyber Literacy course.

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Boe-Bots
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This Board of Education on wheels is designed for skill-building. Students will wire breadboard-based circuits that use touch, visible light, and infrared light for robot navigation, using real-world components.

The robot’s BASIC Stamp brain is programmed in PBASIC, a simple text based language where each line in a single file performs a single task, with nothing hidden or abstracted in libraries.

The Boe-Bot is used in CYBER.ORG's Cyber Literacy course.

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I can’t say enough ‘Thank you!’! I jumped of joy like a little kid receiving the best new toy, when I opened the box with Boe-Bots this week! I am leading our school new Robotics team and these Boe Bots are a treasure! I can’t wait to have our kids start assembling and programming them!
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CYBER.ORG Teacher
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I teach at a VERY small private school in a very rural and impoverished area. Technology like this is difficult to come by and tough for us to afford; suffice it to say, we are so thankful to receive these items!
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CYBER.ORG Teacher
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Our 10 raspberry pi computers arrived and our computer science kids have already setup their virtual servers and Raspberry Pi clients. We even had a few students stay after school on Halloween to work on their servers!
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CYBER.ORG Teacher
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Apply
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The technology grant application is a brief google form.

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Putting technology in students' hands
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Hands-on learning experiences build student confidence.