BirdBrain Technologies' 2019-2020 Finch Robot Loan Program
Thank you for your interest in the Finch Robot loan program. We are excited to read your application! If you have any questions please email loanprogram@birdbraintechnologies.com.
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Contact Person Organization Email: *
This email must be issued by your organization.
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Contact Person Personal Email:
We highly recommend you also give us a personal email. This will allow you to still receive info about the loan program if you change organizations or if your organization sends our email to spam!
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School or Organization Name: *
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School District Name:
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Organization City: *
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Organization State: *
2 letter abbreviation please!
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Total number of students you expect to use the Finch robots during the loan: *
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What is the largest class size with which you will use the Finches? *
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Will you use the Finches with more than one class SIMULTANEOUSLY? *
How many Finches are you requesting? *
Loan Finches should be used in pair programming, so 2 students working together with 1 robot - e.g. if you are using the Finches with a group of 30 students at a time you will need to borrow 15 Finches. You will also need 1 desktop, laptop, or Chromebook per Finch. Finches do not currently work with tablets.
What percent of students are on free/reduced lunch at your organization? *
If your organization does not have this data please provide relevant details about your population.
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With what grades will you use the Finch Robots (choose all that apply)? *
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When would the Finches be useful to you (choose all that apply)? *
Please only choose months where you can use the robots for several weeks (e.g. if school starts August 23rd, don't choose August!)
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Are there any specific times when the Finches would be especially useful to your organization?
For example, during the summer for a summer reading initiative, or for a particular event. Please make sure you chose these months as options above for when the Finches would be useful!
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Are there any specific times when the Finch robots would be especially unhelpful to your organization?
For example, your school is closed for religious holidays, or you have standardized testing filling up certain months. Please make sure you didn't choose these months as options above for when the Finches would be useful!
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Our standard loan is 2 months (with shipping, usually 6-7 weeks of instructional time). If you would like to borrow the Finches for longer than 2 months please explain here:
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If you are a school, when is the first day you will be at school?
Not the first day of classes, the first day teachers are in school - which is when you'd want the robots to arrive!
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If you are a school, when is your last day of school?
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If you are a school, when is your last day in school in December?
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If you are a school, when is your first day in school in January?
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If you are a school, please list any other week-long (or longer) breaks you have during the school year:
Please give the dates you are off (i.e. don't just say spring break, say March 25-29)
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Please tell us how you are planning to use the Finches in your organization: *
This is the most important question on this application! The more specific your plan is for using the Finches, the more successful your loan application is likely to be!
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Please tell us about the population that will be affected by the Finch robot loan program: *
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Please tell us about the staff that will be running the Finch robot programming: *
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What would be a successful outcome for this program at your organization? *
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Please let us know if you have any enhancements planned for the program: *
For example, participation in conferences, professional development opportunities, community demonstrations, press coverage.
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Will you charge for any classes/programs that you will offer with the Finches? *
If yes, please tell us about your non-profit status, whether you offer scholarships, outreach to underrepresented groups, or any other factors we should consider:
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Are you a previous Finch robot loan program participant? *
If yes, have you acquired any Finches since the program, and/or applied for any grants to purchase Finches?
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How did you hear about the Finch Robot Loan Program? *
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Anything else you would like to share with us about your application?
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By applying you agree that you: 1. Can officially represent your organization 2. Have read and understood the loan program requirements 3. Will be added to the BirdBrain Technologies mailing list (we have easy unsubscribe and will never share or sell your information). *
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