Homework for YOU: Check Out These Contests for Teachers!

Homework for the teacher? Yep! Your assignment: check out these contests and share your thoughts. Submit a comment to our blog by midnight EST on Monday, December 20. (Update: Congratulations to Hannah, who is our winner!) You’ll be entered in a random drawing to win the Children’s Illustrated Encyclopedia from DK. This BIG book is packed with the latest information on science, nature, history, and much more. Plus it includes more than 1,000 links to homework-friendly sites. You’ll use this book again and again! Click here now to learn more about it.


Get ready for an adventure! One lucky teacher will win an all-expense-paid trip to Costa Rica with Discovery Student Adventures and a New Teacher Survival Prize Pack with a Samsung N150 Netbook, an Elmer’s Classroom Prize Pack, and a DVD collection from Discovery Education. The sweepstakes ends Friday, December 17, so enter today! Click here now or visit www.discoveryeducation.com/survival/index.cfm. The contest is open to teachers in grades K-12.


It’s your turn to write an essay! The Cameras for Classrooms contest encourages teachers to write about why their classrooms should win a motion-activated or time-lapse camera from Wingscapes. The BirdCam takes close-up photos of birds at a bird feeder, allowing students to see every bird that visits. The PlantCam allows students to see the entire growth cycle of a plant in just a minute or two. Essays must be 500-750 words; entries are due January 31, 2011. For details, visit www.camerasforclassrooms.com. Up to 50 classrooms will win!


Do you have an idea for a design for a teacher shirt? Submit your ideas and you could win a $250 shopping spree! Designs can be grade-specific or subject-specific, or they can be about teaching in general. There’s no limit on the number of winners; enter anytime before March 31, 2011. Visit http://www.teachershirts.com or click here now!


I’ll be checking to see whether you’ve done your homework! Have fun!


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7 thoughts on “Homework for YOU: Check Out These Contests for Teachers!

  1. I love the teacher T shirt site. I have to get creative now. Also have to show my hubby a couple I would like for Christmas. Thanks Karen.

  2. Karen, I can’t keep up with you! I submitted an entry for Nat Geo “Find Your Footprint,” and I’m still working on the “Magic Treehouse” contest from last month! Love it, though!

  3. I can’t keep enough informative books in my first grade classroom! I have a bunch of little scientists in my room and they gobble up every non-fiction book I bring in!

  4. Thank you for all of your work! I really enjoy using the worksheets and forms… THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH! You’re such a help. 🙂

  5. Karen,
    I love DK! The “Children’s Illustrated Encyclopedia” will be in high demand for my students who have limited experience, mostly from reading, videos, and narratives.

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