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Smart Tech Foundation Launches $1 Million Competition For Safer Guns

Posted by Prof. Ed Conti on November 7, 2013 in Challenge, Deadline Mar 2014, Elementary School, High School, K-12, Middle School, Science, Technology |

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Silicon Valley likes to think of itself as the ultimate problem solver. Today, Ron Conway, a prolific angel investor (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Zappos), and serial entrepreneurs Jim Pitkow and Don Kendall are tackling one of the most urgent and complex problems in America: the epidemic of gun violence. As Pitkow told the audience this morning at Fast Company‘s Innovation Uncensored event in San Francisco, he and his colleagues want to entice a wave of inventors and entrepreneurs to help save lives. The carrot: a million dollars. At least. Read more…

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Turn your shout out into teacher rewards…

Posted by Prof. Ed Conti on November 7, 2013 in Deadline Jan 2014, Elementary School, High School, K-12, Library, Middle School |

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Give something back to a favorite teacher, advisor or coach, past or present. We’re awarding cash prizes to ten educators who receive the most votes in the voting period. Each will receive $5,000: that’s $2,500 to the individual and $2,500 to his or her school.

Entry Period: October 15, 2013 – January 31, 2014

Voting Period: February 1 – March 15, 2014  Details: CLICK HERE

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Our Store..at Amazon

Posted by Prof. Ed Conti on October 29, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Check out Our Store above on right…

Your support helps this site continue…Ed

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Science in Fiction video contest…2014

Posted by Prof. Ed Conti on October 28, 2013 in Deadline Mar 2014, High School, Middle School, Photography, Science, Technology, Video |

2014 Kavli Science Video Contest Science in Fiction

The USA Science & Engineering Festival, in association with the Kavli Foundation, is launching the Science in Fiction video contest on November 1st!

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Pin to Win Sweepstakes

Posted by Prof. Ed Conti on October 23, 2013 in Elementary School, High School, K-12, Middle School |

Creativity is about capturing a flash of inspiration. Experimenting and exploring, trial and error. It’s about giving students the power of self-expression. Which we believe is one of the most powerful forces on earth.

Educators and parents — We want to see creativity in action on your campus or in your classroom (or at your kids’ school). Show us how it’s happening, add pins to your board on Pinterest. If you win, you’ll get the ultimate digital creativity toolset: a MacBook Pro and a one-year Adobe Creative Cloud membership to help keep your ideas flowing.

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App Challenge 2014 – VERIZON

Posted by Prof. Ed Conti on October 21, 2013 in Deadline Dec 2013, Grant, High School, Middle School, Science, Technology, Writing |

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About the Challenge

The Verizon Innovative App Challenge provides the opportunity for middle school and high school students, working with a faculty advisor, to apply their STEM knowledge, ingenuity, and creativity to develop an original mobile app concept that incorporates STEM and addresses a need or problem in their school or community.

The goal of the Challenge is to increase student interest and knowledge in STEM subjects and mobile technology through an engaging and empowering learning experience.

Description and Purpose

The Verizon Innovative App Challenge is an exciting, creative and collaborative competition that offers Read more…

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Your school can win a share of $2,000,000* in technology & prizes

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Samsung is dedicated to helping people discover a world of possibilities.
This fall, Samsung is giving public schools nationwide the opportunity to discover the power of technology.

Samsung and its partners are asking teachers to participate in its annual contest to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, Read more…

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The Awesome Foundation Grant

Posted by Prof. Ed Conti on October 18, 2013 in Elementary School, Grant, High School, K-12, Middle School, Rolling Entry |

The Awesome Foundation Grant

Deadline: Submissions are reviewed monthly This foundation funds projects that bring communities together. Awesome ideas “spark an instant of joy and delight and inspire a long-term hope for a more awesome future.” Some chapters also routinely contact applicants for interviews before awarding the fellowships. Anyone can apply.
Prize: Grants of $1,000 are distributed monthly.

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NASA Exploration Design Challenge 2014

Posted by Prof. Ed Conti on October 18, 2013 in Deadline Mar 2014, Elementary School, High School, K-12, Middle School, Science, Technology |

 

NASA Exploration Design Challenge

Deadline: March 14, 2014 NASA would like your help! K-12 students are asked to research and design ways to protect astronauts from space radiation. NASA and Lockheed Martin are developing the Orion spacecraft that will carry astronauts beyond low Earth orbit and on to an asteroid or Mars. Protecting astronauts from radiation on these distant travels is an important — and very real — problem that needs solving. Read more…

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Mrs. P’s Be-A-Famous-Writer Contest

Posted by Prof. Ed Conti on October 17, 2013 in Elementary School, Reading, Writing |

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Mrs. P’s Be-A-Famous-Writer Contest

 Tap into student creativity with the fifth annual Mrs. P’s writing contest. K-4 classrooms in the U.S. submit one story, whether a group effort or a top-ranked student story, and the theme this year is “magic.” Both fiction and nonfiction entries are eligible. Read more…

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Do Something Seed Grants

Posted by Prof. Ed Conti on October 17, 2013 in Elementary School, Grant, High School, K-12, Middle School, Rolling Entry |

Do Something Seed Grants

Deadline: Rolling This is the perfect project for the student activists in your classroom. Do Something is offering seed grants for community action projects that focus on a variety of issues, from the environment and education to bullying and mental health. The grants can be used to get project ideas off the ground or help expand existing programs. Read more…

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VFW Smart/Maher National Citizenship Education Teacher Award

Posted by Prof. Ed Conti on October 16, 2013 in ContestForTeachers, Elementary School, Grant, High School, K-12, Middle School, Social Studies |

 

 

 

Deadline: November 1, 2013 Do you know a classroom teacher who promotes civic education? Well, you might consider nominating him or her for the VFW Smart/Maher National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. Each year, local VFW posts accept nominations for K-12 teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette, and patriotism, and the top nominees are passed on to national VFW posts. To nominate an educator, submit a short 350-word bio, as well as an application form by Nov. 1 to your local VFW chapter.
Prize: A $1,000 professional development grants, as well as $1,000 for the winner’s school,

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School Garden Grants from the Whole Kids Foundation, 2013

Posted by Prof. Ed Conti on October 16, 2013 in ContestForTeachers, Elementary School, Grant, High School, K-12, Middle School |

Fuel Up to Play 360 is extending a wealth of grants to schools for projects that focus on increasing physical activity and healthy eating. This year, promoting healthy choices at breakfast is a major focus, which is important to consider when applying. Schools select strategies from the organization’s “playbook,” i.e. promoting healthy eating or increasing physical activity, and then submit proposals to incorporate those “plays” into their schools. Read more…

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment GRANT – Teachers

Posted by Prof. Ed Conti on October 16, 2013 in ContestForTeachers, Elementary School, Environment, Grant, High School, K-12, Middle School, Science |

Educator Environmental Excellence Award

Deadline: November 1, 2013 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is sponsoring an award for the top environmental educator in the country. Nominations are now open, and anyone can nominate an educator who they think has inspired young people to promote conservation and environmental stewardship. To support an educator — whether a classroom teacher or a community program leader — submit a short video explaining why your nominee deserves the award. Read more…

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International Reading Association-2013

Posted by Prof. Ed Conti on October 16, 2013 in Elementary School, Grant, K-6, Reading, Writing |

 

NEW! IRA Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Grant

 Elementary educators, are you dedicated to improving students’ reading and writing skills? If that sounds like you, consider applying for a Regie Routman-sponsored teacher recognition grant from the . Educators can submit grant proposals for reading/writing proposals they’d like to incorporate into the classroom. The project is open to K-6 educators at schools with 60 percent of students eligible for free or reduced lunch. Read more…

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