SANDY — The Canyons Education Foundation has awarded 10 teachers grants totaling more than $72,000.

The foundation, the fundraising arm of Canyons School District, recently told 10 district teachers who submitted project proposals that they were receiving the 2012 Innovation Grants, which ranged in size from $2,900 to $10,000.

The grant winners — who were picked by a selection committee made up of faculty, foundation board members and Canyons administrators — are given immediate access to the funds. The grants this year will pay for new iPads, iPods and equipment to help students build advanced robots and study the intricacies of nanotechnology.

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The teachers who received grants and their projects include: Jonathan Miller, Hillcrest High School, $2,900, “Nanotechnology — The Science of Quantum Dots”; Kami Anderson, Mount Jordan Middle School, $9,679, “A School of the Future — Incorporating Mini iPads into the Classroom”; Chelsi Nelson, Albion Middle School, $9,909, “Multi-Media Projects — Project-Based Learning through Multi-Media Projects”; Clief Castleton, Hillcrest High School, $9,909.92, “Robotics Automation Hardware and Software”; Sarah Carlson, Brighton High School, $9,999.52, “Flipped Fizzix! Using iPads and Software to Add Enhanced-Learning Opportunities for Student-Specific Goals Inspired From the National Education Technology Plan”; Patricia Fenton and Kimberlee Gunderson, Midvale Elementary School, $10,000, “iPads for All — Integrating Technology Into All Core Subjects For All Students”; LeeAnne Walker, Granite Elementary School, $2,293.73, “Digital Storytelling — Technology Meets the Pen”; Kristina Kimball, Bell View Elementary School, $7,773.28, “iPods for Accountability and Responses”; and Sarah Smith, Oak Hollow Elementary, $10,000, “Inspiring Personalized Achievement Digitally for Students.”