WRITTEN BY: Philip Hensher
IN THE MISSING INK, PHILIP HENSHER ARGUES THAT HANDWRITING IS GOOD FOR US AND ONE OF THE DEFINING BEHAVIORS THAT MAKE US HUMAN. HERE IS HIS GUIDE TO HELP YOU RECLAIM THE WRITTEN WORD.
Calling All Teachers and Students!
Do you or one of your students have a genius idea for a science project that could help make the world cleaner and greener? Maybe it’s an original experiment to investigate water conservation or solar power or recycling. Whatever the planet-saving project, here’s your chance to share it with the world and win from our grant money prizes!
Popular Science has teamed up with Delta® Faucet to host a nationwide contest for the best original science projects in the category of sustainability. The competition is open to elementary, middle school, high school and college students. Judges will select one Grand Prize winner and runner-up winners in each of the four educational divisions. Prizes include cash awards, bragging rights and the chance to see your project in the pages of Popular Science magazine!
There will be one Grand Prize Winner and two Runner Ups for EACH Division: Read more…
Here’s a chance to win $100 and a GoPro camera, and see your video on OneWorldOneOcean.com
Make a one-minute video telling us what the ocean means to you. We want to hear from you why the ocean is important, and how it inspires you.
Think humorously, think musically, think outside the box.
Whether you live right next to the beach or 1000 miles away from the ocean, you are connected to it! Why do you think the ocean is vital to our lives?CLICK HERE
Do you have a program that’s aimed at improving literacy among young readers? If so, this might be the grant for you. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is providing grants of up to $4,000 for programs that address students who are below reading level or experiencing difficulty with reading and comprehension. The grants can be used to implement new programs, expand existing ones, or pay for new technology, books, or materials. Public schools, nonprofits, and public libraries in one of the 35 states in which Dollar General operates are eligible to apply. Deadline: May 23, 2013. Click Here
- ING, in partnership with the National Association for Sports and Physical Education, wants to help public schools get more students to exercise. To help in this initiative, ING is providing at least 50 grants of up to $2,500 to help schools implement a running program for K-8 students. Eligible programs should be offered before, during, or after school, and in total, should last at least eight weeks. Up to seven grants are available in each state, and schools in all U.S. states and territories are welcome to apply. Deadline: May 15, 2013. Click here
Samsung Digital Partners is asking high school students in the U.S. to write 300-word essays about technological advancements and how they will change the way we learn in the future. Five students will each receive a $1,000 scholarship for their winning writing projects, and essays will be judged on originality, relevance, and writing skill. Deadline: May 15, 2013. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
PICK AND TELL: KID PICKERS NATIONAL STUDENT CONTEST
HISTORY® invites students ages 7-13 to participate in the Kid Pickers Pick and Tell National Student Contest
Each week on American Pickers, viewers tune in to watch Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz search through flea markets, barns and other remote locales looking for interesting historical items. HISTORY® invites students ages 7 to 13 to search for and tell us about unique historical items, collectibles or pieces of memorabilia in their community. Students are asked to write short essays of 500 words or less describing an item they have picked and the history behind it.
Enter the Kid Pickers Pick and Tell contest for a chance to win up to $10,000 in scholarship prizing and a trip to Mike Wolfe’s Antique Archaeology store in Nashville, Tennessee!
Public or private schools can enter to win one of two grand prizes from CDW-G and Discovery Education. Interested school staff can submit one entry form per day online or via Twitter. There are also weekly giveaways, so the earlier and more often you enter, the more likely your school will win. CLICK HERE
is a cross-discipline honor that identifies and acknowledges the extraordinary work being done across the entire education field — from teachers, principals and superintendents, to school nurses, support staff, advocates, researchers, school custodians, early childhood specialists, education journalists, and parents. The nomination and public voting period closes on April 30, 2013. CLICK HERE
For educators who want to know how to use videos to enhance student learning, MindShift has created a resource with valuable tips, including video links for all kinds of subjects — history, math, science, language arts, and more — and ideas on how to inspire students to use videos as a conduit to ask questions and learn.
Nominate an educator who has helped make a difference in the lives of students and their communities. The award includes a $5,000 cash prize, as well as travel expenses to co-sponsor Turnaround Management Association’s annual conference in October. Details, click here
Super heroes like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman have super powers, like the ability to fly. They also have many human powers that make them heroic, like courage and imagination. Who is a super hero in your life? What makes that person special and what “super powers” does he or she have? Read more…
Teachers are encouraged to design and submit 100-word lesson plans that incorporate the SAMCAM 760, a type of digital projector, and show how the projector can make a difference in their classrooms. Twenty finalists will then submit videos of their lesson plans in action, and ten winners will be selected to receive a SAMCAM projector for their school. Click Here