2X Match on projects inspired by the winners of the Early Childhood Technology Innovation Challenge, thanks to Omidyar Network

This summer, pre-k projects that requested technology were eligible for a 2X Match offer, and after considering all entries, DonorsChoose.org early childhood educators  chose 5 winners based on their projects’ innovativeness, impact on our youngest learners, and replicability in classrooms across the country.  Omidyar Network is excited to offer doubled donations to teachers who create projects requesting the same technology products as the winners of this Challenge, as listed below.

Here’s how to qualify:

  • You teach Pre-K (only pre-k teachers are eligible for this funding opportunity)
  • Select one of the 5 projects below that you think will be most impactful in your own classroom.
  • Request the specific resource identified below.  You can also request other items that would complement the resources below, but you must request at least one resource below, which should be the focus of your project.
  • Keep your total project goal under $1400, including taxes, shipping, and the suggested donation to support DonorsChoose.org.  (Learning Alive has a different total project goal, listed below.)

Project title and description

Specific resource to request

Think and Learn the Pre-K Way

These exciting pieces of technology provide our students with developmentally appropriate activities for learning letters, shapes, and numbers through creative hands on manipulatives.

Code-a-pillar (item number 145701 at Kaplan)

Robots, Droids, & Machine with a Purpose

My students need an actual robot that helps people to inspire them to build their own robots that will serve a purpose.

Roomba (item number BB20699974 at Best Buy Education)

Let’s Put a Little “Tech” in Technology

I not only want students to listen to books on cd but I want to record them "reading" or reciting stories of their own or one they have memorized. To do this I will use a recorder and the listening center!

Listening center supplies, available at CDW-G, Kaplan, Lakeshore Learning, and other vendors

PreKinder Programmers

My students need a Cubetto robot to learn the basics of coding, teamwork, and problem solving.

Cubetto (item number 146084 at Kaplan)

Make Learning Come Alive

My students need the Learning Alive Suite in order to help them learn beginning math and alphabet skills.

Learning Alive (item number 87828 at Kaplan)

Note: if you request Learning Alive, your total project goal may not exceed $1750


Create your project

If your project meets the criteria above, you should see the match offer applied to your project as soon as it’s approved and live on the site (however, it won’t appear during Friends and Family Pre-funding). New donations will be matched one-to-one as long as funding remains.