VSTE partners with Big Deal Media to bring you the best in online resources, grant and competition opportunities and more. In this edition, you can Spark Imagination, Inspire Self-Expression, Encourage Inquiry & More.
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Share Creative Approaches to Learning
Next Vista works to help students and teachers share creative approaches to learning, and as part of that effort, Next Vista invites educators and students to take part in the Creative Storm educational video contest. To enter, simply put a little creativity into a video teaching any concept one might encounter in elementary, middle, or high school, and keep it to 90 seconds or less. Deadline: December 18, 2015
Learn the Fundamentals of Digital Driving
Just as motorists take driver’s education to learn how to recognize and react to road situations, digital-age students need a course in how to navigate precarious situations online, such as cyberbullying and copyright infringement. That’s what led ISTE to develop the Digital Driver’s License (DDL) project, a free and easy-to-navigate resource that schools or individuals can use to teach and measure digital citizenship proficiency.
Send a Spacecraft into Orbit
Rocket Science 101 is an iPad app offered by NASA to help students understand how rockets work. The app also helps students understand the differences between the four types of rockets most frequently used by NASA. In Rocket Science 101, students can build all four rockets in a jigsaw-like activity and then virtually launch their rockets.
Big Deal Book, November 16, 2015