My Inbox Is Overflowing!

It’s been a busy week! I’ve received more info about freebies, fun offers, contests, and worthwhile websites than I can possibly get onto the blog. Here are a few of my favorites, just for starters. More to come!

If you teach grades 5-8, be sure to check out the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Ten finalists receive a trip to New York City, and one winner receives $50,000 in US savings bonds! To get all the details, visit Entries are due May 27, 2010. Get started today!


PBS has introduced a new awards program especially for teachers. The PBS Teachers Innovation Awards program showcases teachers who use innovative teaching techniques to engage their students. Teachers of PreK through grade 12, including classroom teachers and library media specialists, are invited to enter by submitting a 200-word essay and a video or photo showing how they inspire students. Ten winners will receive a trip to the PBS Showcase in Austin, Texas; 40 finalists will receive a prize pack of PBS gifts. To enter, visit Entries are due March 12, 2010.


Media literacy skills are more important than ever! Visit for information on media literacy and games for young readers. Plus there’s a special section just for educators; it features tips and links to even more teaching ideas. The site is courtesy of Orca Book Publishers, creator of the Graphic Guide Adventure series. Click here now to learn more!

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More goodies to come!


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