Take a Break From Test Prep—Scoop Up Freebies and Prizes!

Testing season has arrived. Give your students—and yourself—a little break from test prep with the fun freebies, cool offers, and neat websites listed here. Plus tell us which of these items are your favorites by submitting a comment to our blog by midnight EDT on Monday, May 14, 2012, and you’ll be entered to win a prize that’s truly inspiring: The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our Kids Unstuck, by acclaimed educator and bestseller Ron Clark. This book features 101 ideas to help kids love learning. Send your comment today! (Update: congratulations to Michelle, who was this week’s winner!)

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Looking for a new way to aid your English language learners (and all your young readers!)? Check out WhisperPhone Duet. This unique tool helps students clearly hear words and their sounds as they read aloud. Twelve lucky teachers will each win a WhisperPhone Duet! To enter this contest, click here. Hurry, the contest ends May 17, 2012! To learn more about WhisperPhone, click here or visit whisperphone.com.

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Add a dose of reading inspiration to your classroom walls with a free poster from Accelerated Reader! The poster features Green Bay Packer Jermichael Finley reading to his son, Kaydon. Click here to request your free poster right now!

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Make sure creativity takes center stage in your classroom with free professional development resources from Crayola. Champion Creatively Alive Children helps you implement arts-infused education in your classroom and school. The free materials include videos, flyers, handouts, and much more. Click here to download now!

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Create your school supply lists in a new way with TeacherLists.com. This site allows you to store and update your list and then share it with parents. Check it out!

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Finish out your school year with a free field trip from Field Trip Factory! These learning adventures are held in your community and help students learn about the environment, health and nutrition, the arts, animal welfare, and more. Get all the details at learning-trips.com or click here.

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Here’s another contest ending soon: enter to win a set of four children’s books from Macmillan! Teach math, science, and more with titles like Zero the Hero and Bird Talk. Enter now; this contest ends May 17, 2012. Click here!

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Revitalize yourself and refresh your teaching practice with education programs from Indiana Wesleyan University. Complete programs in 12-23 months and choose from online or in-person options. Get all the details; click here!

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Submit your comment right now to be entered into our prize drawing. Good luck!


14 thoughts on “Take a Break From Test Prep—Scoop Up Freebies and Prizes!

  1. I have a whisper phone and just love it. Very useful for lots of things. I love to use it with the kids.
    i will be checking out the crayola site and I love the field trip factory.

  2. I am going to look into the field trips. There is one that is activity based that we can do on or near campus and is web based.

  3. I would love to win the whisper phones! They would be great for my ELL’s to help them hear the sounds of the letters!

  4. This is a perfect time of year to give our A.R. program a boost out of testing doldrums! The poster is great item for that purpose, and to jump start next year’s!

  5. Crayola website is great. Can’t wait for some free time during summer break to watch and learn the 4 c’s materials.

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