Olympus Offering Podcasting Grants For Schools

Apr 29th, 2007 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Citizen Media, Educational Podcasts, Podcasting Hardware, Podcasting Software

podcasting kid having special fun timeOlympus is offering podcasting grants for schools to help promote awareness of its podcasting offerings. Apply for the grant, and your school could win software and the digital media accessories you need to start a podcasting program.

To apply, you need to develop a lesson plan demonstrating how you would use podcasting in your curriculum. The most unique podcasting lessson plans, incorporating student involvement and creativity, will win.

Grants will be judged based on:

  • Effective integration of podcasting in the curriculum.
  • Effective use of all the resources provided by the grant.
  • High degree of student involvement.
  • Creativity and fun.

Details are available at the Olympus Tool Factory site.


  • June 30, 2007 – 3 Winners will be chosen.
  • December 30, 2007 – 4 Winners will be chosen.
  • April 30, 2008 – 3 Winners will be chosen.

K-12 and special education schools in the US, its territories, and Canada are eligible to apply. Private, public, and charter schools are equally considered. 10 grants will be awarded each year and you have 3 chances to win. You must resubmit after every deadline to reapply.

One Response to “Olympus Offering Podcasting Grants For Schools”

  1. Gerald Lyons says:

    Hello. I am a 20 year teacher from Hudson County Schools of Technology in North Bergen. I presently teach 9-12 Social Studies at an academy within HCST, the Academy for Architectural and Contemporary Themes, and recently was informed about your grant. In the 2006-2007 school year I enrolled as a teacher’s assistant in a Podcasting class from New Jersey City University along with a dozen of my students. We all loved it and everyone passed the course with flying colors. I was thrilled at how well I did especially since I didn’t even know what a podcast was prior to taking this course. I want to do more with podcasting in my class this year and possibly this grant could assist. I am very serious about teaching – I’ve won Teacher of the Year for the district twice, the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and was honored last year by the local newspaper as an “Everyday Hero in Education”. I would love to incorporate podcasting into my classes as another tool to grap the students’interest. I will research applying for this grant. Please feel free to contact me. My number is 201-334-7999. Thanks. Gerald Lyons

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