Classroom 2.0 LIVE Webinar DonorsChoose Part 2

Paula Naugle, Jenny Jones, #4thchat

Mar 15, 2014

00:31 - Joan Howze
I have a quick question, before we start. Has anyone here had difficulty with the DC page this morning? When I go to the projects page, all I see is: No projects match your search at this moment, but classrooms still need your help!

Try a broader search:
Most Urgent projects

00:31 - Peggy George
so excited to have Tammy Moore doing closed captioning every week for us! such a wonderful service!

00:39 - Jennifer Maier
yes

00:47 - Peggy George
Archives for all recordings:
http://live.classroom20.com/archive-and-resources.html

00:50 - Jennifer Maier
Its not searching

01:08 - Peggy George
http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1261665

01:09 - Jenn McMaster #2
Girard, ohio

01:13 - Peggy George
Phoenix AZ :-)

01:16 - wfryer
Oklahoma City

01:18 - Jennifer Maier
Long island, ny

01:21 - Joanna
martinsburg, WV

01:22 - Jenny Jones 1
Bangor, Maine :)

01:27 - Oronoque
NYC

01:32 - Peggy George
Great to have all of you with us!!

01:34 - Oronoque
and Second Life

01:37 - @plnaugle (Paula)
New Orleans, LA. Cloudy day but warm temperature.

01:52 - Dotty
San Jose the capital of Silicon Valley, Ca

02:00 - Peggy George
Today is more US centric since DonorsChoose is only available for US teachers (unless you just want to donate to support a teacher)

02:20 - Jenny Jones 1
Oh, I didn't know that, Peggy!

02:28 - Peggy George
I don't have a classroom but would definitely create a project if I did!!

02:36 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Hello Shambles. How are you?

02:40 - Peggy George
Welcome Christina and Shamblesguru!!

02:51 - Christina Purcell
Hi

02:52 - wfryer
I don't think I can vote on my iPhone...

03:07 - wfryer
Ok

03:12 - Peggy George
I love supporting teachers with their DonorsChoose projects!!! You get the most special cards/letters from the students :-)

03:26 - Peggy George
you can vote on an ipad but don't know about phone

03:29 - wfryer
I haven't created one or contributed yet..

03:47 - @shamblesguru [windows desktop]
Hiya Gang ... like the USA Time shift ... I can sleep an hour earlier :-)

03:47 - Peggy George
always great to see the polling responses!

03:49 - wfryer
mp

03:52 - wfryer
np

03:54 - Jenn McMaster #2
I have had one funded but now have questions what to do next

03:55 - Dotty
I love retreading te letters from students.

04:09 - Joan Howze
I post, I donate, and it all comes back to me! I've had 18 projects fully funded since August! :-)

04:18 - Jenn McMaster #2
Congrats joan

04:20 - Jenny Jones 1
Wow, that's amazing Joan!

04:33 - @plnaugle (Paula)
For those of you who have never posted on DC project. today's show will give you some ideas on how to get started. :)

04:36 - Jennifer Maier
Ive had 6 funded in the last 3 weeks

04:49 - Peggy George
you are going to get some awesome tips from Paula and Jenny today!! They will build on the excellent webinar we had last week. Be sure to listen to that recording if you missed it. :-)

04:57 - Joan Howze
As my father taught me, you have to give to get! :-)

04:58 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Wow, that is great. Jennifer. :)

05:01 - Peggy George
that is fantastic news Jennifer Maier!!! Congrats!

05:38 - Peggy George
We're so lucky to have Paula Naugle and Jenny Jones here to share their "secrets" with us for DonorsChoose!

05:47 - Jennifer Maier
thanks Peggy

05:59 - Peggy George
All of Rebecca's resources are in the Livebinder too. We're so sorry she couldn't join us today!

06:18 - Peggy George
Woot Jenny!!!!

06:33 - Peggy George
http://live.classroom20.com/1/post/2014/03/donorschoose-tips-for-success.html (DonorsChoose Tips for Success webinar with Laura Candler & Francie Kugelman on Classroom 2.0 LIVE 3-8-14)

06:40 - Peggy George
that was a fabulous webinar!!!

06:48 - wfryer
Great question! I am going to watch the archive of last week's webinar later today

06:51 - Peggy George
http://4thchat.wikispaces.com/ (#4thchat wiki)

06:59 - Peggy George
http://twubs.com/4thchat (#4thchat on Twubs)

07:18 - Peggy George
Hi Sara! Welcome!

07:28 - Sara
Thanks :)

07:31 - @shamblesguru [windows desktop]
Embedded last weeks session in the Shambles Fund Raising area ... where there are other options also available to those outside the USA http://www.shambles.net/pages/staff/FundRaise/

07:43 - Peggy George
many of us got our start with the webinar that Laura Candler and Francie Kugelman did back in 2011 :-)

07:53 - Peggy George
thanks Shamblesguru!! :-)

08:05 - Peggy George
I'll definitely add your link to the Livebinder for today!

08:07 - nikki
Rebecca is here in spirit! :-)

08:13 - Peggy George
for sure!!!

08:55 - Peggy George
that is such a good point! once you "commit" to your friends/colleagues on Twitter or Facebook you will follow through :-) They'll keep asking you...

09:04 - Jenny Jones 1
If Paula isn't part of your PLN, make sure she is by the end of our webinar! :)

09:13 - Peggy George
http://www.donorschoose.org/ (Home page for DonorsChoose)

09:23 - Peggy George
good point Jenny!!

09:34 - Peggy George
https://twitter.com/plnaugle (Paula Naugle on Twitter)
https://twitter.com/jennygr4 (Jenny Jones on Twitter)
https://twitter.com/rbuckhoff (Rebecca Buckhoff on Twitter)

09:41 - Peggy George
follow them all!!! :-)

09:51 - Peggy George
Hi Jamie! Welcome!

10:24 - Jamie Rickman 1
thanks

10:44 - Peggy George
participating in Twitterchats is such a great way to get support for your ideas! people are always willing to help and encourage!

11:03 - Jenny Jones 1
Twitter has been the tool that has improved my teaching the most!

11:26 - Peggy George
http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/ (Google Hangouts)

11:58 - Peggy George
You might want to use the Google Hangout plugin. https://www.google.com/tools/dlpage/hangoutplugin

12:16 - Peggy George
http://goo.gl/JTvnmr (Google Doc they shared)

12:35 - Peggy George
that's such a great way to collaborate during a Hangout!

12:49 - Peggy George
yes back in 2011 :-)

13:15 - Peggy George
http://bit.ly/1m5F0o8 (Francie Kugelman’ slidedeck on DonorsChoose from 2011)

14:09 - Peggy George
love the way all of these collaboration tools help with so many projects!!

14:21 - Peggy George
is Paula competitive???? :-)

14:29 - Jenny Jones 1
Working with Paula and Rebecca was a great motivator!

14:39 - Jenny Jones 1
Nope, I didn't have any follow-up questions.

14:39 - Peggy George
I'll bet it was Jenny!!!!

14:42 - Jenn McMaster #2
I wish I had friends to do it with

15:11 - Peggy George
twitter is sucha great place to ask questions!

15:16 - Jenny Jones 1
Jenn, I bet you'll be able to find a buddy today!

15:29 - Joan Howze
I love collaborating with my friends about project names, ideas for projects, and helping each other get funding! But, best of all, celebrating our successes! :-)

15:46 - Jamie Rickman 1
I'll be a buddy ! :)

15:50 - Joan Howze
Jenn McMaster - friend me on FB!!!

15:52 - Peggy George
have any of you held Google Hangouts to collaborate with others?

16:08 - Jamie Rickman 1
friend me too! Joan and I are buddies and we will help

16:12 - Peggy George
Thanks Joan and Jamie!!! Share your Twitter IDs here :-)

16:13 - Joan Howze
:-)

16:25 - Jamie Rickman 1
no Twitter for me...:(

16:28 - Joan Howze
We're on FB --- Joan Howze, Jamie Rickman

16:32 - Sara
How do you become a teacher volunteer?

16:44 - Jamie Rickman 1
yes, I've had Google Hangouts

16:54 - Peggy George
If any of you have resources to share about DonorsChoose please post your links in the chat and I'll add them to the Livebinder after the show today.

16:58 - Joan Howze
Sara - DC chooses teachers whohave had lots of projecs funded.

17:13 - Joan Howze
Thanks, Peggy!

17:14 - Sara
Thanks :)

17:16 - Jenn McMaster #2
I def will

17:40 - Peggy George
@Sara Laura and Francie shared info about becoming a teacher volunteer in last week's webinar. This it's based on your active participation in DonorsChoose.

18:02 - Peggy George
Hi Christina and Hamilton! Welcome :-)

18:07 - Sara
Thanks Peggy

18:16 - Peggy George
great tip about having a code word :-)

18:43 - Christina Purcell #2
Thank you

18:50 - Jenn McMaster #2
When u get to the end of the project and funded...do u write thank u letters to everyone

18:56 - Jenn McMaster #2
Or only somepeople

19:13 - Jennifer Maier
yes one thankyou goes to everyone

19:15 - Joan Howze
Jenn - we'll help you with everything. Not to worry!

19:25 - Jenn McMaster #2
Thanks...

19:30 - Jenn McMaster #2
I just got funded

19:41 - Jennifer Maier
a basic thank you so much and cant wait to get materilas.

19:53 - Peggy George
so exciting when you find your project is fully funded!!

19:55 - Jennifer Maier
very easy

20:04 - Jennifer Maier
greeat Jenn

20:07 - Jamie Rickman 1
Yay, Jenn! :)

20:14 - Peggy George
that communication with your donors is so important! makes them want to donate again :-)

20:15 - Joan Howze
Congrats, Jenn! :-)

20:18 - Jennifer Maier
It's so exciting each and everyitme

20:29 - Jenny Jones 1
I made sure to thank my donors on FB, Twitter, etc. as they donated.

20:38 - Jenny Jones 1
It also acted as publicity for our project!

20:45 - Jennifer Maier
very true'

21:15 - Peggy George
http://on.fb.me/1m5FdYi (Caring Classrooms Community Facebook page)

21:34 - Peggy George
Sunday Funday :-)

22:20 - Jamie Rickman 1
Cute! It is SO EXCITING when the boxes arrive!

22:24 - Peggy George
Laura is such a great supporter of DonorsChoose projects! She has over 40,000 followers and so lots of people learn about your projects :-)

22:35 - Peggy George
http://www.lauracandler.com/filecabinet/donorschoose.php (Laura Candler’ resources

22:47 - Peggy George
www.donorschoose.org/plnaugle (Paula’ DonorsChoose page)

22:55 - Sara
Getting Donor's Choose

22:58 - Peggy George
that is so exciting!!!

23:22 - Peggy George
http://www.donorschoose.org/donor/2180554/?tab=PROJECTS_SUPPORTED (Jenny’ DonorsChoose projects)

23:22 - Sara
Boxes Is better than Christmas :)

23:27 - Peggy George
:-)

23:33 - wfryer
Super info Paula! Thanks

24:05 - Peggy George
http://help.donorschoose.org/ (DonorsChoose Help page)

24:12 - Joan Howze
My students are refugees and immigrants (I teach HS ESL). They are happy to get hand-me-down uniforms. Can you imagine the fun when we get a box from DC???!!!! It's better than Christmas! :-)

24:15 - Peggy George
http://www.donorschoose.org/communities (DonorsChoose Communities)

24:16 - Jennifer Maier
facebook is such a great forum for getting your projects out

24:33 - Peggy George
That's fantastic Joan!!

25:00 - @bcdtech Maureen
Hi Paula and Peggy... sorry- splitting my time in too many places today!

25:18 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Hi Maureen. Nice to see you here.

25:22 - Peggy George
http://www.donorschoose.org/donor/2180373/?tab=PROJECTS_SUPPORTED (Paula’ DonorsChoose projects)

25:30 - Jenn McMaster #2
So only if they want a thank u note then u only send a couple then

25:31 - Peggy George
oh no!!! lost projects??? so sad!

25:45 - Peggy George
love technology....when it works :-)

25:51 - Jennifer Maier
5 per donor

25:56 - Jennifer Maier
i believe

26:11 - @plnaugle (Paula)
But that was a good learning lesson for the rest of us who were sharing the Google Doc. :)

26:17 - Jenn McMaster #2
But when I clicked on e link it said only 1 person wanted a thank u note

26:26 - Jenn McMaster #2
But I had 10 donors

26:28 - Joan Howze
Feel free to check out my DC page for TY and photo ideas! http://www.donorschoose.org/jhowze

26:36 - Christina Purcell #2
Yes 5 per donor that requests them

26:47 - Jennifer Maier
only if a donor donated $50 or over can they request thank you

26:57 - Jenny Jones 1
Here's my project link...hopefully it works!

26:59 - Jenny Jones 1
http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/proposal.html?id=1159505&utm_source=dc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=colleague_notification&rf=page_siteshare_2014_03_teacherid_2180554

27:11 - Peggy George
I got a wonderful package of thank you drawings from a Kdg class I supported for Chromebooks. There were 5 drawings and a letter from the teacher. I think she made copies of them to be able to send them out to all donors. But they looked original :-)

27:12 - Jenny Jones 1
Yes, social media is a gift for teachers!

27:20 - Joan Howze
Donors can request personal TY notes from your kids IF they donate $50 or more. That's the only time that you have to do that.

27:22 - Peggy George
thanks Jenny!!! such great tips!

27:25 - @bcdtech Maureen
lost my audio- will go out and come back ./...

28:13 - Peggy George
sometimes there is a lag in the audio if you are having a bandwidth issue but it usually catches up.

28:23 - Jenny Jones 1
Oh yeah! Another good idea is to donate to your OWN project! It sets a good example to potential donors! :)

28:26 - Jenn McMaster #2
Can I do it online then? Like write thank u notes and post it on there

28:35 - Jennifer Maier
no

28:38 - Peggy George
if you have audio issues you should run audio setup wizard again and that often solves the problem

28:52 - Jenn McMaster #2
I mean for people who didn't request notes

28:52 - Peggy George
absolutely! donate to your own projects :-)

28:56 - Jenny Jones 1
You can write short thank you notes online to the donors but you need to send physical letters as well if people have requested them.

28:57 - Jennifer Maier
they want actual thank you from the kids to mail to the donors

29:14 - Peggy George
www.donorschoose.org/rbuckhoff (Rebecca’ DonorsChoose page)

29:14 - @bcdtech Maureen #2
Hi Paeggy- back- too many things open I think...

29:15 - Jenn McMaster #2
I only had 1 request according to her site

29:17 - @bcdtech Maureen #2
Peggy

29:18 - Jenny Jones 1
People who don't request letters should get a little thank you note on your project page.

29:33 - Peggy George
you feel so awesome when your donation gets matched by another group

29:57 - Jenny Jones 1
People can also buy gift cards to give to you as well. You can use it toward your project or save it for a future projet!

29:59 - Jenn McMaster #2
So I can write ind. to all my donors...online..like

30:02 - Peggy George
so glad you're back Maureen! I can relate to that problem! closed about 93 tabs before the show today :-)

30:12 - Peggy George
http://www.donorschoose.org/we-teach/2183539/?supporters=true (Rebecca’ DonorsChoose projects)

30:20 - @bcdtech Maureen #2
@Peggy :-)

30:51 - Peggy George
http://pnaugle.blogspot.com/ (Paula’ classroom blog)

31:05 - Peggy George
https://sites.google.com/a/glenburnschool.us/ms-jones-grade-4/ (Jenny Jones’ebsite)

31:09 - @bcdtech Maureen #2
I wish I had done that- the kids were into it... but only being part time- did not work out

31:14 - Jenny Jones 1
Our classroom Twitter handle is @JonesGr4

31:19 - Peggy George
how funny! only 8 girls in her classroom :-)

31:27 - Jamie Rickman 1
Welcome Francie

31:47 - Sara
That's great!

31:58 - Francie Kugelman
Hi Everyone!

32:03 - Peggy George
if any of you have resources you would like to share in the chat for your DC projects please add the link and I'll add them to the Livebinder after the show :-)

32:06 - Francie Kugelman
DonorsChoose rocks!

32:08 - Sara
Hello

32:17 - Peggy George
Hi Francie!!! Were your ears burning??!!

32:34 - Peggy George
your name and Laura's name and resources have come up several times already :-)

32:36 - Joan Howze
Hi Francie!!! :-)

32:57 - Peggy George
http://bit.ly/1m5I6bN (Blog post - The Open Door Classroom: 8 Tips for Getting a Donors Choose Project Funded)

33:17 - Peggy George
Mrs. Buckhoff's Technology project at Chaparral Hills Elementary School in Moreno Valley, CA
http://www.donorschoose.org/project/chromebooks-for-coding-part-2/1167324/

33:37 - Peggy George
that was really fast!!! less than 2 weeks!!! how exciting for the kids!!

33:53 - Francie Kugelman
Someone had an interesting Facebook post today that her teacher friend was jealous that their project wasn't getting funded, but the FB poster had their projects funded.

34:16 - Joan Howze
Peggy, can you post the links to Francie & Laura's two webinars? I can't seem to locate them. TY

34:25 - Peggy George
would any of you like to take the mic to share your experiences or ideas about DonorsChoose during the Q/A??? :-)

34:49 - Peggy George
The links to their webinars are in our Livebinder for today. http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1261665

35:08 - Peggy George
You'll also see the tab for all of the links shared by Laura and Francie last week :-)

35:25 - Peggy George
http://live.classroom20.com/1/post/2014/03/donorschoose-tips-for-success.html (DonorsChoose Tips for Success webinar with Laura Candler & Francie Kugelman on Classroom 2.0 LIVE 3-8-14)

35:25 - Dotty
When I it funded, I looked at other funded projects.

35:35 - Joan Howze
TY ---- I don't want to take the mic, but I'd highly suggest that everyone watch both of their webinars and then join Caring Classrooms Community!

35:45 - Jennifer Maier
definately

35:55 - Peggy George
that's a great idea Dotty! can learn so much by looking at other projects that have been funded!

36:18 - Jennifer Maier
family and friends are more willing to donate knowing that there donation will be matched

36:18 - Peggy George
thanks Joan! I agree!!!

36:19 - Francie Kugelman
The FB poster detailed all the extra work she did to help her project get funded: "The teachers that have success are teachers that support other DC teachers, support DC giving pages, started with small projects, promoted their project, donated a small amount to their own project to show donors they are invested in supporting their students, put together thoughtful thank you notes, thank each donor after their donation, in turn donors will continue to support...don't post your DC projects after I have helped you with the process and sit back and do absolutely nothing to promote it and then bitch at me that I got another project funded and you don't have a signal donation...this will not get your project funded and it will turn me off from helping to promote your project. IEvery successful DC teacher started small."

36:22 - Joan Howze
I get project ideas by looking at the projects on the projects page! :-)

36:26 - Jenny Jones 1
DonorsChoose has a template letter/email that you can fill in to send out as well!

36:31 - @bcdtech Maureen #2
Yea Colleen!

36:33 - Peggy George
http://on.fb.me/1m5FdYi (Caring Classrooms Community Facebook page)

37:03 - Peggy George
yes Colleen King has done a couple of fantastic webinars for us on all of her Math Playground resources! all free and online and now she has apps too!

37:17 - Peggy George
http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/viewChallenge.html?id=26831&home=true (Math Playground’ DC giving page)

37:24 - Peggy George
https://www.facebook.com/MathPlayground (Math Playground’ FB page)

37:34 - Joan Howze
Great info Francie! TY

38:20 - Peggy George
Francie would you like to take the mic to share your tip? People may watch the recording later and not see what you typed in the chat. :-)

38:37 - Peggy George
http://bit.ly/1m5GRct (Current DC offer from Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive)

38:43 - Peggy George
gift cards are fantastic :-)

38:56 - colleen #2
Thanks Peggy, Maureen, and Paula! Nice to be here today.

39:04 - Francie Kugelman
Resources you might want: Leapfrog readers, gardening tools, hoses (Disney grant still available), toner, projector, document camera, class set of books, I love class sets of read alouds so we can all dig in and see the illustrations too, rug

39:18 - Joan Howze
Anyone who would like to friend me on FB, I'd love to chat and will help as much as I can with any questions you may have. :-)

39:23 - Jenn McMaster #2
What kind of hoses

39:35 - Jenny Jones 1
I've seen teachers ask for playground materials, exercise balls, bean bag chairs, classroom library materials, etc.

39:43 - Peggy George
that slidedeck with link to the recording from Francie and Laura in 2011 is excellent--in the Livebinder :-)

39:58 - Peggy George
yes!!! please raise your hand if you'd like to take the mic!

40:05 - Francie Kugelman
A lot of times the iPad proposals do not get funded, so think of more creative resources to ask for.

40:25 - Peggy George
http://bit.ly/1m5F0o8 (Francie Kugelman’ slidedeck on DonorsChoose)

40:40 - Francie Kugelman
Lately, no one wants a thank you letter! That makes it so easy for me. But always write a meaningful thank you reply.

41:12 - wfryer
What different policies do districts have about teachers using Donors Choose? Any advice about working these projects in large districts?

41:19 - Peggy George
http://www.lauracandler.com/filecabinet/donorschoose.php (Laura Candler’ resources)

41:22 - Francie Kugelman
I have to go. Good luck everyone! Join us by liking the Caring Classrooms Facebook page. Post your questions on the wall, and Laura Candler and I will respond.

41:50 - Jenny Jones 1
Lorie, could I share about the thank yous as well

41:51 - Jenny Jones 1
?

41:55 - Sara
I teach high school art and have a limited budget. I asked my students "what is one material or tool you have always wanted to use?" I made a list and have been writing projects based on what they would like to use. I have had six funded so far.

42:10 - Peggy George
can you share your experience with whether teachers get to keep what they purchase from DonorsChoose grants if they change schools?

42:29 - Peggy George
feel free to raise your hand if you'd like to take the mic

42:33 - Francie Kugelman
Remember - the projects that get funded are small, and have many donors. Donate to your friend's project and have them donate to your project! Have your husband, mom, grandma donate to your project - even if it is $1 - because then you have lots of donors!

42:52 - Peggy George
2nd icon right below your name under participants

42:54 - Jenn McMaster #2
Can u mail one to everyone then

43:03 - Joan Howze
Sara - great idea! Get the kids involved! Then, send a note to parents explaining DC and post the URL to your giving page. And, don't forget to ask your parents to share the info with family and friends! :-)

43:09 - Peggy George
3rd icon :-) oops! shows in the slide right now

43:21 - Eileen
Yes, need to know about this .

43:27 - Jenny Jones 1
You mail your thank you letters to DC and they mail them for you. You get a free mailing label to send your letters to DC.

43:48 - Jennifer Maier
at parent conferences and meet the teacher night I show my parents the page and I will send out an email to my parents when I post a new project

43:59 - Jenn McMaster #2
Joan I Facebooked u...Jamie Rickman I couldn't find u

44:09 - Peggy George
Tons of great DonorsChoose resources in our Livebinder, both for today's show and last week's show :-) http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1261665

44:11 - Jenny Jones 1
@Jenn, you don't have to mail them yourself. You collect the thank you materials and send them to DonorsChoose. DC will email you a free mailing label as well!

44:30 - Joan Howze
The materials you recieve belong to the classroom, not to the school or to the teacher. If you move to another school, you can take your materials with you, IF you get written permission from your principal. --- per DC

44:31 - Sara
I haven't sent anything home to parents. Do you get a good response?

44:32 - Jennifer Maier
I have gottten quite a few projects fully funded because of my students parents

44:36 - colleen #2
Speaking from a donor's prerspective, a thoughtful thank you on the project page after receiving a contribution is greatly appreciated. I've donated twice just on the strength of the teacher's response!

44:42 - colleen #2
perspective

44:51 - Peggy George
many parents are on Facebook and can share with their friends!!

44:53 - Joan Howze
Jenn McMaster - you can find Jamie through my friends list on FB

45:14 - Peggy George
I love getting those personalized thank you's :-)

45:24 - Jenn McMaster #2
Can u write thankful note individual to each person

45:53 - Jennifer Maier
yes after they donate you write a short thank you to each donor

46:01 - colleen #2
Jenn, you can do that directly on your project page.

46:08 - Peggy George
last week Francie told us you should have some draft projects prepared and ready to go for posting

46:18 - Jennifer Maier
yes you should

46:26 - Jenny Jones 1
@Jenn, when you write the letters, they'll be addressed to the donors who asked for the letters. You can write individual notes on your project page as well.

46:38 - Sara
That's why I haven't sent anything home - same reason high poverty reason

46:42 - Peggy George
even if the parent doesn't donate they can tell their online friends and relatives :-)

47:02 - Eileen
I feel my principal would be hesitant for me to ask parents for support. But we have such a limited budget we just have to buy things ourselves.

47:03 - Sara
I've sent the DC release form home but haven't asked for parents to donate

47:15 - Peggy George
think of it as providing them information and encouraging your parents to help spread the word because it benefits their kids :-)

47:16 - Jennifer Maier
yes one parent I had last week spread the word and I got an additional 11 new donors

47:17 - Jenn McMaster #2
I wanted to do individual ones on the site

47:26 - Peggy George
I think Francie dropped out

47:34 - Peggy George
she may have lost her connection :-(

48:06 - Jenn McMaster #2
What r small projects for preschools that have a good chance to get funded

48:22 - Jennifer Maier
make sure to put your donorschoose link on your email signature

48:34 - Peggy George
did answer the question about whether teachers can keep what they earn if they leave the school?

49:00 - Lorie Moffat
yes, Peggy, that's in chat

49:04 - Sara
I've seen a lot of preschools request rugs it snacks

49:05 - Peggy George
can you answer the question about being a DonorsChoose volunteer?

49:20 - Peggy George
please say it on the mic Lorie for people who won't see the chat :-)

49:21 - Jenn McMaster #2
I have thought of one....but not sure yet... I want to do for science items or writing center

49:24 - Sara
Sorry it = or

49:29 - Lorie Moffat
that was also answered - teachers with many projects

49:44 - Joan Howze
Project ideas: Check out my D/C page and look at all of my projects (active and archived). You'll get ideas for projects, pictures, thank you's etc. http://www.donorschoose.org/jhowze

50:03 - Jenny Jones 1
One thing DC says is that you're not supposed to ask for things to use toward fundraising.

50:13 - Joan Howze
I also look at projects on the DC projects page (the ones that are almost funded).

50:17 - Peggy George
great tip Jenny

50:25 - Sean Cotter
I do projects in my math class that need devices and my school it is hard to get one or two devices for use in class. Like an I Touch or tablet. Is this something that could be funded?

50:39 - Peggy George
I do that too Joan :-) when classrooms are so close one donation can make the difference!

50:52 - Jennifer Maier
me too

50:56 - colleen #2
Sean, yes I've seen a lot of project requests like that.

51:14 - Sean Cotter
Thank you.

51:26 - Sara
I haven't had luck getting the match offers - any tips?

51:32 - Peggy George
Be sure to check our Laura's Caring Classroom Community! http://on.fb.me/1m5FdYi (Caring Classrooms Community Facebook page)

51:46 - Sara
I've gotten one out of the 4 I've tried

51:47 - Jamie Rickman 1
what state are you in Sara?

51:48 - Peggy George
She does a fantastic job of promoting your projects :-)

51:50 - Sara
Ohio

52:17 - Jamie Rickman 1
I'm in FL and have found it easy to get the Publix match

52:45 - Joan Howze
Sara - join us on FB --- we'll help you! :-)

52:50 - Peggy George
that's really important!!! break it up into parts and it's much more likely to get funded! big grants scare people away because they don't think they will get fully funded

53:05 - Peggy George
thanks Jamie! great tip!

53:05 - Sara
Just tried submitting for the UPS offer and produce for kids. I thought I followed the guidelines but they didn't offer it.

53:10 - Joan Howze
Peggy - that's true. I learned that the hard way.

53:26 - Jenny Jones 1
Know your donors, too! Pitch your project to people who can sympathize/understand your needs. For example, people you know who love tech gadgets might contribute to a project asking for an iPad or tablet.

53:27 - Jenn McMaster #2
What is ups offer

53:28 - Peggy George
I've seen that happen so often Joan :-(

53:34 - Sara
@ Joan thanks! what is the FB group?

53:35 - Joan Howze
Now, I make sure that my projects are below $500!!!

53:36 - Sean Cotter
Thank you

53:50 - Joan Howze
It's me personally, Sara. Joan Howze

53:54 - Peggy George
Fantastic presentation Paula and Jenny!!! Thank you so much!!!!

54:11 - Peggy George
Erin Klein is a fantastic teacher! That webinar will be excellent!

54:16 - Jamie Rickman 1
Thanks!

54:24 - Sara
Oh okay thanks www.donorschoose.org/Sara.dittfeld

54:26 - Jenny Jones 1
Thanks for having me today!

54:36 - Peggy George
lots of great presenters coming up! LucidChart is being presented by one of the creators :-)

54:36 - Patti R
Great information Paula and Jenny; lots of ideas swirling in my head

54:45 - Peggy George
http://learningrevolution.com

54:48 - Sara
Thanks to all!

55:07 - Sara
UPS offer is a connection to the Environment

55:08 - colleen #2
Thanks Paula and Jenny. Good luck to all the teachers!

55:08 - Peggy George
Get Steve's newsletters from Learning Revolution to learn about tons of free webinars and virtual conferences

55:20 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@Sara what is the lnk to your DC page?

55:26 - Sean Cotter
Teachers Teaching Teachers is that a live webinar?

55:27 - Peggy George
http://tinyurl.com/CR20LIVEFeaturedTeacherNominat

55:45 - Sara
www.donorschoose.org/Sara.dittfeld

55:59 - Peggy George
http://tinyurl.com/cr20livesurvey

56:31 - Sara
Thanks again for the good info!

56:38 - Peggy George
click on the tab for Classroom 2.0 LIVE Resources in every Livebinder if you want to request a PD certificate for a recording you watch

56:47 - Joan Howze
Thanks everyone! :-)

56:59 - Peggy George
http://tinyurl.com/cr20liveitunesu

57:23 - Peggy George
we've been having tech issues with our iTunesU videos but Apple is working on it

57:37 - Peggy George
once they get it fixed all of the video recordings will appear on iTunesU

57:57 - Peggy George
Archives for all recordings:
http://live.classroom20.com/archive-and-resources.html

57:58 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@Sara I just donated $5 and used the INSPIRE code so it was bumped up to $10. Yeah!!!

58:10 - Sara
Yay thanks!

58:14 - Peggy George
The recording, chat log, Livebinder links will all be posted later today :-)

58:19 - Jennifer Maier
thank you so much

58:27 - Peggy George
Thank you all for joining us today!!!

58:29 - Sean Cotter
Thank you

58:33 - Sara
Love the inspire code!