Consider Donors Choose as an option for writing grants to accrue funds for your classroom. You could discuss your experience during this module and request several iPods and digital voice recorders for your class.
The organization matches teachers with donors. In return your must include pictures of your students using the items you received and your students must send thank you notes to the donor. Clark County teachers are encouraged to participate in the current Clark County Teachers Unite Challenge on Donors Choose.
Another option is Digital Wish.
Clark County Education Association also awards small grants (up to $500) to classroom teachers in Clark County. You do not need your principal to sign off with any of these three groups.