Looking to start up to intensify your school’s computer education program? Microsoft is helping out with $75 million. No, you can’t have it all, but the company will use its YouthSpark nonprofit to seed schools with the gear and expertise needed to make computing rank among reading, writing and arithmetic. The money will be distributed through TEALS, Technology Education and Literacy in Schools.
Vernier is now taking applications for its 2016 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. Of those who apply, one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator will receive $1,000 plus $3,000 worth of the company’s STEM products and up to $1,500 in expenses to get to the Vernier conference next March in Nashville. All you have to do is tell about your school’s innovative use of data-collection technology in the science classroom. It doesn’t matter if it is with a PC, tablet or something else. The contest is sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association and the deadline is November 30.