Funding Your Interactive Technology Needs

Give Your Students and Teachers an Advantage

Multiple funding sources exist to help you provide an interactive and engaging classroom environment that will improve student outcomes. The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER Fund) is a resource established as part of the Education Stabilization Fund in the CARES Act, to address the impact of COVID-19 on elementary and secondary schools across the Nation. 

How Districts Can Use ESSER Funds

Two of the four primary focus areas for ESSER funding include:

  1. Providing Educational Technology that enriches regular and substantive education (ESSER I, II, III)
  2. Addressing learning loss among students (including but not limited to tracking student attendance and improving engagement in remote education) (ESSER II, III)

Districts have some flexibility to use ESSER funds on any "activity authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.” Additionally, ESSER II and III legislation specifies that funds can be used to address learning loss. ESSER funds can be used for:

  • Assessments
  • Identifying and addressing unfinished learning
  • Instructional materials
  • After school/extended day
  • Summer learning
  • Professional development
  • Software, hardware, connectivity

Additional Funding Sources to Support Interactive Technologies

In addition to ESSER funding, all of these sources can be used either alone or in combinations to "fill up the bucket" in support of your efforts to improve student outcomes using classroom technologies.

District General Funds: Prioritize school improvement efforts using student response technology

  • Title I: Focus on school improvement and accountability – school-wide or targeted
    • IDEA: Ensure access for students in pull-out programs/inclusion classes
  • Title II: Support teacher training related to effective technology implementation and implement systems to collect, manage, and analyze data
  • Title III: Support interventions and learning outcomes for English Language Learners
  • Title IV: Build technological capacity and infrastructure

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Turning provides interactive and engaging technologies

Turning has the tools and technology needed to help support your teachers and students as they continue to cope with the challenges of COVID-19 and regain lost ground as a result of the pandemic’s impact. Turning can:

  • Support your efforts to improve student outcomes and address learning loss
  • Integrate with existing LMS and utilize existing content – maximizing return on investment
  • Provide teachers with tools to connect with students…virtually, in-person or hybrid
  • Meet your needs to produce and track formative and summative student data

If you’re ready to elevate your hybrid or online learning solution, contact turning's funding specialist John Wilson at

If you’re ready to elevate your hybrid or online learning solution, turning is here to help.

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