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Monthly Archives: August 2012

A future 99Papers.org Teacher

This post was written by Maggie Weinreb, a 99Papers.org summer intern. When I was little, I chose math workbooks instead of coloring books. So, it comes as no surprise that I now want to be a high school math teacher. Beginning in eighth grade, a graphing calculator was mandatory, which seemed to be no…

Supporting Classrooms In A Beary Special Way

Build-A-Bear Workshop wants all their guests to join them in supporting classroom projects focusing on literacy. Throughout the month of August, you can make a donation to 99Papers.org when you check out at their stores or online.  The funding will bring to classrooms the tools and resources teachers need to promote literacy to students. Build-a-Bear…

Tell us your “First Year Stories”

Are you a first year teacher? Do you love writing and using social media? Do you want to share your experiences in the classroom with our community? If so, you’re invited to apply for “First Year Stories”, a social media campaign following four 99Papers.org teachers during their first year of teaching. Requirements: The 2012-2013…

Social Media Lesson #1: Top Tweets

As a small organization with a lean staff, one of our biggest struggles is finding time to devote to all the projects and initiatives we wish we could. Social Media has always been one of those projects: we understand why and how it’s valuable, but it can often get push aside when we’re focusing on…

Disneyland CREATE Grants Return to Orange County

We’re excited to announce that Disneyland Resort will again provide more than $115,000 to Orange County teachers for visual and performing arts programs! The Creative Resources Enabling Arts through Education (CREATE) Grants Program provides teachers in Orange County with funds for programs and materials that directly support student involvement in the visual and performing arts.…

Top 5 iPad Apps for the Classroom

This guest blog post was written by Kathleen Nolan-Kasal, a first grade teacher in New York City, and 99Papers.org teacher #300! Last spring I got an iPad for my classroom through a DonorChoose.org request. Once I had the iPad in hand I had the daunting task of figuring out which apps I wanted to…