Tech Thursday | 9 February 2017
$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.
Deadline: May 1, 2017
With just their fingers and voices, students can begin creating dynamic videos showing their teachers the new concepts they've mastered, and teachers can quickly assess understanding and provide valuable feedback.
Ready 1:1 Teacher of the Week
What is your favorite iPad app to use with students and why?
Google Classroom - It is the life blood of my class, I can distribute information, collect and grade assignments, direct students where I want them to go, and keep students posted about what is going on when they are absent. Nearpod is a close second. It keeps students engaged through what would be a boring slideshow and students can work at their own pace.
What do you like to do in your leisure time?
When I am not lesson planing or grading, I like to exercise, play board games, and read.