Tag archives for Opportunities

  1. Our Turn to Hit a Homer!

    Okay, Texas, this is our chance to hit one out of the ballpark! We’ve been taking it easy and giving everyone a chance to steal a couple of bases - but now’s the time to step up to the plate! (cough, cough) – sorry for the really bad puns! Seriously, y’all, we need to get out there […]

  2. AFI Dallas Has Begun!

    In case you haven’t noticed, the American Film Institute Film Festival in Dallas has begun! I’ve looked at this year’s lineup and it looks like there are a lot of good movies to be seen this week. The Festival runs through April 6. If you’d like to see what this year’s festival has to offer, […]

  3. Got Blog?

    If you answered “No”, or “Why would I blog?”, then it’s time you start blogging! A classroom blog is an engaging way to keep students excited about what they are learning. Blogging is also a great way for educators to establish collaborative relationships with other educators. I have several blogs myself. Obviously, I maintain this blog […]

  4. Technology in Motion

    Sony and Intel, with the support of ISTE100 and Edutopia, are sponsoring a student film contest. Entitled “Technology in Motion: Vision of the Future”, this contest “encourages students to share their vision of how technology will shape the future.” According to the official website: Every school that submits a qualifying Call for Entries form will […]

  5. Hockey, Anyone?

    If you like a good game of hockey, you’ll like this deal. If you like to pay less for tickets, you’ll love it! The Dallas Stars are designating two upcoming games as teacher appreciation nights. What does that mean to you? It means half-price tickets! The games are February 28 (vs. Chicago) and March 5 (vs. Phoenix). […]

  6. More Free Stuff!

    Our friends at Tech4Learning have generously offered to give all interested STAR Discovery Educators a free copy of their very popular program, WebBlender. WebBlender is a great tool for combining all of the great content you find in Discovery Education streaming.  Web authoring, podcasting, digital storytelling and more!  From videos and images, to sound effects […]

  7. Start Planning Now for These Student Contests!

    TCEA is once again sponsoring student contests. These are a great way to get your students excited about technology and learning! Categories include: web design, digital graphics, multimedia, digital audio, desktop publishing, digital video, and animation. In addition, they are having a High School Programming Contest and a Robotics Contest. For deadlines and more details, […]

  8. We Can Always Use Free Stuff!

    Olympus has teamed up with Tool Factory to launch it technology registry site for teachers. Teachers can make their technology wishes public, so anyone can make a donation to their classroom carts. Grants will be awarded on the 28th of every month. Register to win! Just visit Digital Wish and get signed up!

  9. All of You Deserve This Award!

    Each year, the Texas Computer Educator’s Association (TCEA) chooses teachers and administrators from across Texas, based on their dedication to the integreation of technology into the classroom curriculum, and honors them at the annual convention in February. The TCEA scholarships are awarded every year to deserving teachers who desire to futher their knowledge of technology […]

  10. Wiki, anyone?

    Wikispaces is giving away 100,000 free wikis to K-12 teachers.  The spaces are being given away on a first-come-first-served basis.  So far, over 28,000 spaces have been claimed.  To get yours, visit Wikispaces for teachers and "start a Wiki in 30 seconds."

  11. Looking for Money?

    A colleague of mine made me aware of a website where teachers can go to submit small grant proposals for a variety of needs in their classroom.  At Donor’s Choose, you can type up your proposal and then donors can browse those proposals and choose which one(s) they wish to fund.  My colleague received $200 […]

  12. Get SMART!

    Linda Rush, events coordinator for the Texas DEN Leadership Council, and a SMART Exemplary Educator, sent me information about an opportunity our STAR DE’s might be interested in.  SMART sends out a monthly newsletter entitled SMART Technologies Education News in which the Texas consultants, Marci Walk and Heather Lamb, outline tips and tricks for using […]

  13. Win Technology for Your School!

    2007 Samsung’s Hope for Education is now open.  Winners of this contest earn technology for their school — the Grand Prize is valued at $200,000.  Hope for Education is an essay contest open to anyone (so you AND your students can enter).  Essays will be accepted through July 22, and should be ". . . […]

  14. The Countdown Has Begun!

    The deadline is quickly approaching to get your applications in for the DEN National Institutes this summer!  The Discovery crew are wanting to be sure that everyone who has applied has received confirmation of their application, so if you applied but did not receive confirmation, or if you just want more information, head over to […]