Earth Science Photography Contest

To celebrate Earth Science Week, October 14-20, 2018, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is sponsoring a photography contest. The photography theme for this year is “Inspired by Earth.” The contest is open to interested persons of any age, who are residents of the United States. Entries must be original, authentic, unpublished photographs that capture evidence of ways people are inspired by Earth in their art, whether through dance, sculpture, or some other art form. A panel of geoscientists will judge the photographs on creativity, as well as on relevance to and incorporation of the topic. The winner will receive a prize of $300 and a copy of AGI’s The Geoscience Handbook. In addition, the winner’s name and photograph, and the names of the finalists will be posted on the Earth Science Week website.

Deadline: October 19, 2018, 5 p.m. (ET), for entries

STEAM Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Samsung ContestDesigned to boost interest and proficiency in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest challenges public school teachers and students in grades 6–12 to create solutions using STEAM skills that can be applied to help improve their community. All you have to do now is start thinking about a local or relevant issue that impacts your school. Once the next school year begins, Samsung will remind you to brainstorm a solution with your students for a chance to win a share of $2 million in Samsung technology for your school. Sign up now to receive Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest emails and updates to be the first to know when the contest officially starts.

How Will You Use ClassDojo This Year?

To celebrate the start of a fantastic new school year together, ClassDojo is sending iPad minis and Nexus 7 tablets to teachers who win their back-to-school contest.

Just answer the following question via Twitter, or a public Facebook post, and include the #ClassDojoLove hashtag, by Friday August 23rd:

What learning habits, behaviors, or skills do you want to build with your students this year?

We’re sending an iPad mini or Nexus 7 tablet to our favorites! Feel free to send in more than one – just make sure you include the #ClassDojoLove hashtag! See the following example.

This year I’m using @ClassDojo to manage my class, develop positive character strengths, and share progress with parents #ClassDojoLove
— Mojo (@ClassDojoMojo) August 5, 2013