You and a team of 5–10 middle or high school students could win your school $10,000! Plus each winning team member gets a free Samsung Galaxy Tab! So gather a team and submit an idea for the @VerizonGiving Innovative App Challenge.
As an advisor, you help students develop an original concept for a mobile app that incorporates STEM and addresses a real need or problem in their school or community. While designing their apps, student teams will consider marketplace need, usefulness, audience and viability. Each team will submit design concepts online with a visual presentation accompanied by an essay. Join the Designing Mobile Apps group in the Thinkfinity Community to access tips and resources. It's all due January 18, so you still have a week to submit your team’s work.
Find other timely classroom activities and ReadWriteThink calendar entries below.
- Complete our survey on a new look for ReadWriteThink.org. Let us know what you’d like to see on a mobile-friendly version of the website.
- Watch the archived webinar Using Formative Reading Assessment to Enhance Content Area Learning presented by Scott Filkins and Cara Gutzmer.
- Looking for mobile apps? Check out our Word Mover and the Trading Cards Mobile App.
- Have you made plans to attend the IRA Convention in San Antonio? Join us there!
- Ready for Common Core? Prepare your students for the future with resources from IRA and NCTE.
From the Calendar
- January 15: In 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on this day. Students study Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream” speech and work in groups to create a mural that depicts Dr. King’s vision of peace. (For grades 7–12)
- January 17: Today is Benjamin Franklin’s birthday. Students discuss Benjamin Franklin’s contributions to postal history, investigate the roles of the Postmaster General, and write letters to their classmates using the Letter Generator. (For grades 1–6)
- January 19: Poet and author Pat Mora was born on this day in 1942. Students study and write extended metaphors through the use of Pat Mora’s book. (For grades 7–12)
- In January, find lesson plans and activities on Robert Burns, Jackie Robinson, Poe’s “The Raven,” the California Gold Rush, and more!
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