3 Creative Ways to Fund New Technology in Your School

September 18, 2019

We work with educators every day who are excited to integrate STEM into their school and we understand the #1 challenge can be getting the budget. Unruly Splats can be found in schools in 45 states and counting, even states with modest budgets. If you want to get Splats or any other STEM tool in your school, but are concerned about budget, these Unruly strategies are proven to work best:

Educate Key Players

  1. Assemble an Unruly Advocate Team: The fastest and most effective way to get Splats in a school is to get a team of Unruly educators at your school who are excited about Splats. Splats are a school-wide resource and can be used by multiple classes in the same day by over 100+ students a day. There are no licenses or limits to accounts. The schools we’ve seen be most successful are the ones that are using it in multiple classes from STEM, PE, Special Ed, Gifted Learning, ELL, Technology, Libraries, After-School Programs, Social Studies, and SEL.

Watch how some of our customers are using Splats in their schools in this video:

  1. Create a plan: Whoever makes the buying decisions at your school will want to see a plan for how to implement Splats in your school. We are happy to provide any resources you might need, and here are some resources to get you started:

If you need anything else, please reach out to us at education@unruly-studios.com and we are happy to help put your plan together. 

  1. Pitch your plan: If you’d like us to be part of that conversation, we are happy to give an online demo (to schedule click here) and give examples of how other schools in your area are using Splats - join the movement! 
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Apply for a STEM Grant 

If you have exhausted options within your school and would like to seek external funding, grants are a great alternative. Although Unruly Studios does not offer grants directly, we’ve seen schools bring Splats to their school through federal, local, and private grants. One of our favorite grant resources is Stemfinity’s Grant Guide which shows federal and state-specific grants. Here are some items you may need to apply for a grant for Unruly Splats:

If you need any information from us to apply for a grant, please reach out. Most of our resources are found on our educators page.

Start a DonorsChoose.org Project 

We have had a number of our Unruly customers fund Splats through DonorsChoose.org, like this educator! Our 2-pack trial is listed as a product through Amazon Business and our 12-pack is coming soon, which means you can fund your project easily through DonorsChoose. All you have to do is follow these 5 easy steps:

  1. Register on DonorsChoose Teachers Page with your personal email
  2. Click “Amazon Business”
  3. Search “Unruly Splats” on Amazon and add it to your cart and submit for approval.
  4. Summarize Unruly Splats in under 30 words. You can use our description here: “Help me give my students Unruly Splats! Splats are programmable floor buttons that light up, make sounds, and can sense being pressed. Students can create their own games using a block coding language, and then play them.”
  5. Post your project and share with friends to get funded! 

Once funded, Donors Choose orders and ships everything to you! 

We understand that the cost of our school plan might be outside of your individual budget and we are committed to working with you to help get Splats in your school! To learn more about our school plans and see how Unruly Splats work, schedule a free demo with us below. We’d love to get to know your STEM goals and see how Unruly Splats can help you reach them.

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Unruly Studios makers of Unruly Splats, programmable, stompable floor tiles that help kids learn fundamental coding skills through recess-style play. Best for elementary and middle school students from PE to science or coding class, a great addition to the classroom for active STEM coding and play!

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Unruly Splats is the only coding for kids educational product that combines coding with physically active play! For coding for kids activities that mix PE and STEM, shop one of Unruly Splats membership plans. Each plan includes 12 Splats, STEM activities and lesson plans, and coding activities for kids grades K-8, as well as unlimited seats in the Splats app and warranty. Unruly School memberships have everything you need to get started with incorporating STEM activities in your school. Splats are great for incorporating coding for kids into any STEM or PE class and are meant to be shared across the school!  Use Splats in K-8 STEM classes, computer science classes, library, music, and PE! If you’re looking to take your STEM program to the next level and incorporate coding for kids and play across your school, Splats Memberships have everything you’ll need to get started.