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BY REBECCAH HAINES I can’t really imagine a teacher not using technology in his or her classroom, especially a reader of Instructify.  And, we all could use a little more money to purchase more of that technology, couldn’t we?  So please take some time to look at and apply for the Vernier & NSTA Technology […]

BY BILL FERRIS This is a friendly reminder that you can still sign up for the free LEARN NC 2009 Interactive Conference, to be held on Thursday, October 1. The morning face-to-face session is full, but we’ve got plenty of room in the afternoon from 1-5 p.m. And tune in at 3 p.m. to see […]

BY REBECCAH HAINES I think North Carolina’s Electric Cooperative’s Bright Ideas grant program may be one of the best-kept secrets in the state.  I’ve been very successful at receiving these grants when I’ve applied.  The maximum amount varies by the actual electric cooperative that serves that county.  However, they seem to range between $1,000 and […]

BY BILL FERRIS Win a trip to Antarctica. Yes, that’s supposed to be an incentive. PolarTREC will send 36 teachers to the Arctic or Antarctic to work with polar research teams. They’ll take a mittens-on approach to learning about atmospheric chemistry, biology, history and culture in the coldest places on earth.

BY BILL FERRIS Last year it was gas prices. This year, that darned economy is the culprit for killing school field trips. Even during hard times, your class doesn’t have to be confined to quarters. Target is again offering field trip grants worth up to $800 to 5,000 teachers this year.

BY BILL FERRIS Check out these upcoming educational grants, as listed on Grant Wrangler. Last minute: Gladys Marinelli Coccia Awards — Deadline August 1 This award recognizes young (14 to 17-year-old) female social entrepreneurs who start enterprises for the common good. The winner receives $2,000 for the enterprise, travel, and access to social enterprise resources […]

BY BILL FERRIS For many teachers, summer vacation is the Super Bowl of job perks. You’ve worked hard at a demanding job, and now get some well-earned time to relax. This year, though, the economy has become the fingernail in teachers’ bowls of soup. A lot of educators have lost their jobs, and many worry […]

BY BILL FERRIS Students have gotten used to doing things electronically. Your classroom doesn’t have to be an exception thanks to LectureTools, a learning management thingy from the University of Michigan. Developers designed LectureTools with huge, impersonal college lecture courses in mind. However, there’s a lot here that K-12 teachers can use, too (though some […]

With May comes commencement, and with commencement comes new teachers. Armed with crisp diplomas, a government-issued teaching certificate, and big plans for September, it’s always good to have some resources for that first job. Scholastic’s New Teacher Zone should be bookmarked by newly minted teachers as well as veterans.

Check out these upcoming educational grants, as listed on Grant Wrangler. Samsung Focus on Learning Grant Program — Deadline: June 15 Need a Samsung 850DX document camera? Samsung is giving away 50 of them to educators who can demonstrate a need for them. Universe Adventure Student Video Contest — Deadline: June 15 The Berkley Center […]