Bright Ideas Grants — Still time to apply in some counties!

September 21, 2009

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 … Continued

Hit the road and apply for a Target Field Trip Grant

September 14, 2009

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 … Continued

Grant watch: Apply for these upcoming educational grants

July 22, 2009

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 … Continued

Manage your class online with LectureTools

June 3, 2009

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 … Continued

New teacher? The New Teacher Zone is for you.

May 29, 2009

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 … Continued

Apply for these upcoming educational grants

May 27, 2009

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 … Continued