Friday, March 26, 2010

Graduate Student Scholarships

Graduate Student Scholarships for attending ISTE 2010 are available from SIGTE!
Deadline to apply is April 30th, 2010

SIGTE is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships in the amount of up to $500 for graduate students to participate at the ISTE 2010 conference June 27-30 in Denver, CO. By providing this scholarship, we hope that more graduate students will have the opportunity to network with others in the field, gain new perspectives on the use of educational technologies in teaching and learning environments, and grow as a scholar or practitioner.

All teacher education graduate students are encouraged to apply.
The brief application is available at:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dGstUnJuZGt4amhiS09abFpnY2xud0E6MA

Special consideration will be given to applications where the applicant is first author on a presentation. Please also note that the name and contact information of a faculty sponsor are required. The complete evaluation rubric can be found at http://docs.google.com/View?id=dcmn9wkb_2dtx4w9fn

Award recipients will be recognized at the SIGTE Business Meeting held at ISTE 2010 on Monday, 6/28/2010, 4:45pm-6:15pm. Recipients must attend the business meeting.

Deadline! The complete application form must be submitted on or before April 30th, 2010 to be considered. No late applications will be accepted.
Award recipients will be notified by mid-May.

Questions? Contact Mia Kim Williams, SIGTE Graduate Scholarship Chair, mia.williams@unco.edu


This information is also available via the SIGTE wiki at http://sigte.iste.wikispaces.net/Graduate+Student+Scholarships

Monday, March 8, 2010

GREAT Discovery Education Tools


http://siemens.discoveryeducation.com/ - The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education and the National Science Teachers Association invite you to join the only Challenge of its kind that empowers students to create solutions to environmental problems in their own backyards, and to share their results with students nationwide. They'll learn. They'll take action. And their ideas may well end up changing the world.


http://its21justpass.discoveryeducation.com/ - The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, the National Football League Players Association and Discovery Education are fighting underage drinking with, It's 21. Just Pass. This program challenges you and your school to learn the risks of underage drinking, test your knowledge and win amazing prizes.

http://web2010.discoveryeducation.com/web20tools.cfm Web 2.0 is about revolutionary new ways of creating, collaborating, editing and sharing user-generated content online. It's also about ease of use. There's no need to download, and teachers and students can master many of these tools in minutes. Technology has never been easier or more accessible to all.

http://web2010.discoveryeducation.com/media_literacy.cfm - Media literacy is vital to 21st century learning. Not just in order to keep up-but to take advantage of the exploding array of learning opportunities unlocked by Web 2.0.

Today's students need to adapt to new media forms and learn them quickly. Just as important, they need to develop the critical thinking skills to digest, select and aggregate content—whether uploaded or downloaded—from a dizzying choice of sources.

http://web2010.discoveryeducation.com/internet_safety.cfm - With Web 2.0 tools bringing more students online, it's a good time to review your Internet Safety guidelines. Thankfully, there are many social media tools designed specifically for teacher and students—providing private, protected communities for sharing and collaboration in safe online environments. In the Community Tools section you'll find ideas like wikis that let you to manage communities—e.g., public wikis shared by the whole school and private wikis just for teachers or individual classes.


http://web2010.discoveryeducation.com/enter_sweepstakes.cfm - Five lucky winners will receive TECH TUNE-UP prize packs!


http://stem.discoveryeducation.com/ and http://stem.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?event=showResourceLanding&c=37 - A premier online community designed exclusively to foster achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through the collaboration of STEM educators, and sharing of "best practices".


http://discoverystudentadventures.com/ - On a Discovery Student Adventure, curiosity is all you really need. Because traveling with Discovery is not about sightseeing (although you’ll certainly see the sites.) It’s about experiencing the world through the eyes of Discovery. It's about doing. Getting involved. Sure you’ll learn new facts along the way. Fascinating stuff. Things you couldn’t possibly have imagined. But more importantly, a Discovery Student Adventure will empower you to make the most of every single second. To enjoy this rich experience in ways you never thought possible - as an explorer, scientist, adventurer. And by the time you get home, you’ll have changed. It’s the reason a Discovery Student Adventure is like no other. And precisely why they last forever.


http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/ - Choose a type of puzzle
from the list below and make your own puzzle online for classroom or home use.


http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/ - Free lesson plans written by teachers for teachers. Like you. Classroom Resources has hundreds of original lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high school students. Borrow them as-is or use them to spark your own lesson plans.

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