Tech Thursday | 12 April 2017
1. Working with students from a different culture motivates students.
2. Connecting globally sparks curiosity and independent learning.
3. It’s easy to incorporate core curriculum lessons into global collaborations.
4. It encourages problem solving.
5. Students become more worldly.
App of the Week
Hangouts in a nutshell...
Google Hangouts is Google's free video-conferencing tool that is available for educators to use as part of G Suite for Education. It's a great way to connect your classroom with other classrooms and professionals anywhere in the world.
$100,000 for Students | $50,000 for Teachers
WHAT IS THE PARADIGM CHALLENGE?
The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition that inspires youth to use STEM skills plus kindness, creativity, and collaboration to make a difference. The 2016-17 Challenge aims to generate new ideas to reduce waste in homes, schools, communities, and around the world.
WHO CAN JOIN THE CHALLENGE?
Youth aged 4 to 18 (as of May 1, 2017) compete in three age divisions: Ages 4 to 8 ● Ages 9 to 13 ● Ages 14 to 18
WHAT TYPES OF ENTRIES ARE ACCEPTED?
We welcome all ideas, including posters, videos, inventions, public messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help reduce waste.
HOW WILL WINNERS BE SELECTED?
A blue-ribbon panel of judges will evaluate entries based on effectiveness, feasibility, originality, presentation, and collaboration. In addition to the prize money, Project Paradigm intends to provide further support to help turn winning ideas into real-world solutions.