Tag archives for Contests

  1. Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge Expands to High School

    Hey, high school teachers! The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) are partnering again this year to educate, empower and engage students and teachers nationwide to become “Agents of Change” in improving their communities through the  Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge .  This year the Challenge expands to high […]

  2. Are you teaching America’s next Top Young Scientist??

    The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is now open for entries for 2010.  The challenge is the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5 through 8.  Ten finalists will be selected to receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to compete in the final challenge in October. The winner will […]

  3. Propel Montour to host DEN SCIcon 2010

     What a great place to hold an event for Discovery Education…a school.  No room fees, no charge for Internet, and we even get to sit in those little chairs.  I was pretty pumped up when I found out that Propel Montour would be hosting this very unique virtual conference on January 9th. Even though it is […]

  4. The DEN Can Change the World

    We have a lot of programs that teachers and their students can participate in for free.  One of my personal favorites is the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge. The Challenge is designed to help your students work together to solve an environmental problem in their… Classroom (K-2) School (3-5) Community (6-8) Participating is […]

  5. Vote for the Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership

    We would greatly appreciate your vote to help make Discovery Channel and Chevron the winners of the U.S. Chamber Business Civic Leadership Center 2009 Partnership Award. Click here to vote. An alliance that began in 2002 in Angola to build educational capacity destroyed by a 27-year-long civil war is today motivating teachers and students and improving […]

  6. I am what I Learn

    Apparently, that’s what the Department of Education thinks and would like to hear students’ thinking on that in a 2 minute video. And by student they mean “an active middle, secondary or college student 13 years or older.” I’m sure they set 13 as the starting point because of YouTube’s terms of service. If sharing […]

  7. Get Shortie 2009

    Most of us think of June 6th as D-Day, the Normandy Invasion. Well my neighbors and their teacher, Tricia Fuglestad, down at the Dryden school here in Arlington Heights, IL added their own “D” this year on June 6th as they won two first place awards at the Shortie Awards festival in D.C. I had […]

  8. ISTE Story Winners

    The latest round of winners have been announced in ISTE‘s 30th anniversary, tell your technology story. But don’t dismay – you still have until June 15th to upload your story to be in the running for a trip to NECC Denver in 2010. Check out all the videos celebrating our journey incorporating technology into the […]

  9. Your Story, ISTE’s 30th

    Since NECC is just four weeks away and the deadline to get your impact of technology story celebrating ISTE‘s 30th anniversary in, in time for this month’s drawing (an HP mini notebook or iPod touch, Flip video camera, and the ISTE book, Visual Arts Units for All Levels) deadline is May 31st, I thought it […]

  10. Last Chance! 8 Days

    The clock is winding down on this year’s Discovery Education and 3M Young Scientist Challenge. To add just a little more impetus to your students joining in or simply using digital storytelling to share what they know or care about in science, last year’s Young Scientist of the Year, Melissa Rey, will be doing a […]

  11. 2008’s Young Scientist

    The deadline for your 5th-8th science students to get their video application in for the Discovery/3M Young Scientist Challenge is exactly 2 weeks away. In addition to the little pep talk from Will Smith on their main page, we’ve scheduled a webinar with ’08’s Young Scientist of the Year, Melissa Rey. You can get one […]

  12. T Minus 16

    Just 16 days and counting til the deadline for the Discovery Education & 3M Young Scientist Challenge 5th-8th grade video applications are due. The YSC site has a list of helpful links to presentations that Hall and I did specifically for this nation wide search. I haven’t seen any of this year’s entries yet but […]

  13. A Busy Weekend

    The last Friday in April has been a dilemma for me the last few years because both the Chicagoland Television Educators Video Festival and Tech&Learning magazine’s TechForum Midwest always fall on that same day. I feel a bit cheated because I only get a half day at each learning event. Add to it the DEN […]

  14. Lights, Camera, Publish! ‘09

    Here are the links to the student video sites I mentioned during Tuesday’s webinar and a SlideShare version of the PowerPoint I used. Discovery Education and 3M’s Young Scientist Challenge: Air Pressure. The Flat Classroom Project’s Mobile Citizen Journalist. Brainy Flix’s ACT/SAT video vocabulary builders: Cadence. Great Minds Foundation Anti-smoking PSA. The Net Generation Video […]

  15. Dear Mr. President

    Our friends at Tech4Learning are sponsoring a timely contest–Dear Mr. President. With today’s struggling economies and natural resource questions, the government needs your help. President Obama has named you as his chief student adviser. What issue would you like him to address in the near future? Why? What should he consider? Create a 21st-century position […]

  16. YSC Countdown

    There are just about six weeks left to get your 5th to 8th grade students’ video entries in to qualify for this year’s Discovery/3M Young Scientist Challenge. Even though the contest states that “Videos do NOT need to be ‘produced’ or have high production value,” Hall Davidson and I have posted a number of resources […]

  17. A Word is Worth…

    …a thousand pictures in the form of a good video illustrating what it means. Though I’m sorry if you might find yourself in a rather impecunious state or feel that your students are obstreperous and loquacious having just come back from spring break with only the end of the school year on their minds, I […]

  18. Last Chance!

    No, not for your taxes – there are still over two weeks for that. Last chance to contribute a video to the Net Gen Education Challenge. “A crisis is emerging in our schools and universities. The Internet is a new medium for human communications, knowledge sharing and learning and a new generation of youth who […]

  19. Screen Test Student Fest ‘09

    A couple of years ago a young high school student in a nearby suburb wrote his village to say that a town like theirs should have a student film festival. The Village of Schaumburg agreed and Screen Test Student Fest was born. It has been a real pleasure to watch both the festival and the […]