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Win $5,000 in Milk Carton Construction Contest

Fun! A Milk Carton Construction Contest! This is something you can do with all students (and win $5,000 in the process.) This is a fun one to share with elementary teachers.

Evergreen Packaging is challenging school age children to become more eco-friendly with their nationwide Made By Milk Carton Construction Contest. For the past 3 semesters, students have been using their creativity to build art creations from recycled school milk cartons based on specific themes. Schools have the chance to win up to $5,000 for their creations.

The Spring 2014 contest theme is “Stories,” and entries are being accepted now until April 16, 2014.

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The Mystery Skype Caller is a concept where students are skyping with a mystery caller and must collaboratively problem solve to determine the person’s location. This is from Mrs. Yollis’ Classroom blog and their experiences. This is a great concept which also uses Alan November’s concept of the “Digital Learning Farm” (we call it the jigsaw in some deployments of the concept.) Great idea for elementary teachers.

(via Mrs. Yollis’ Classroom Blog: Langwitches’ Video of the Mystery Skype Call)

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