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 Cross Social Boundaries, Create Safe Schools, "Feel" the Past & More.
Here are a few of our favorites from this edition...be sure to check the full Big Deal Book for more great resources!
SaveOnEnergy Teacher Grants
SaveOnEnergy.com is offering its second annual $500 teacher grant opportunity to help students learn about energy in science and society. Teachers are invited to submit their best original lesson plans for teaching K–8 students about energy or sustainability. Deadline: October 21, 2016
National History Day Contest
Around the world, middle school and high school students are taking their learning beyond the textbook with the annual National History Day Contest. This project-based contest provides students an opportunity to demonstrate their historical research skills through one of five categories: documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, and website. Guided by an annual theme, students are encouraged to choose a topic that matches their personal interests. The 2017 theme is Taking a Stand in History.
Twitter Activities on Current Issues
Every Friday on its Do Now website, KQED Education posts a weekly activity for students to engage in and respond to current issues using social media tools, such as Twitter. The activity includes a brief introduction to the topic and a media resource that can be played directly on the site.
Interested in more information? Check out the complete Big Deal Book for October 3, 2016:
Not everything in the Book is time sensitive so be sure to check out the archives.