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As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, the Civil War Trust and History are sponsoring a series of essay contests for students in grades 4–12. The essay theme is 1864–65: Bringing the War to a Close: The final days of the Civil War were filled with human drama. Old ways were dying and new horizons were imminent. Essays should incorporate ideas such as these with the importance of preservation and the study of history. Deadline: May 1, 2015
The 2015 Google Science Fair is now open. This annual event asks 13- to 18-year-old students to carry out a test or experiment on a subject they’re passionate about and submit their projects online. This year submissions will be accepted in 14 languages from students all over the world. To help students develop project ideas, the Google Science Fair website provides anidea springboard, which asks students to complete the phrases “I love …,” “I’m good at …,” and “I want to explore ...” From students’ responses to these questions, the idea springboard generates a collection of videos and websites that may spark project ideas in their minds. Twenty finalists will be selected to go to Google’s headquarters to show their projects to the judges. Deadline: May 18, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. (PT), for submissions
Free Webinar: Educators can help students become more actively engaged in projects by making technology tools a seamless part of the learning process. On April 23, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (ET), the Amazing Resources for Educators community onedWeb.net will host a free webinar titled “Differentiating Instruction with Technology: A Framework for Success.” In this webinar, sponsored by Quill.com, the presenter will describe ways to differentiate instruction in the K–12 classroom using technology.
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