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Monthly Archives: November 2013

So…why did I become a teacher?

Guest Blogger: Ms. Kelly Pate Blog: ThirstyFirsties Standardized testing, evaluations, more testing…these are the reasons many choose to teach. Right? Wrong! In an ever-changing and stressful profession, sometimes we have to slow down and remember why we chose to do what we do. For myself, I have always wanted to be a teacher. As a…

99Papers.org team wins AWS Hackathon!

Over 8,000 people gathered in Las Vegas, Nevada this week to attend the Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent Conference. AWS hosted it’s first ever Hackathon where data enthusiasts were challenged to help solve the problems of 4 non-profits: United Way, NASA/ JPL, Cancer Research UK, and 99Papers.org. We challenged hackers to create an interface that…

MakerBot Announces a Mission

Updated 11/22/2013: That was fast!  In just a few hours 239 projects were funded, and most of the funds from the MakerBot Almost Home offer have been used. For now, the offer is only still available in Connecticut.  If you have an eligible project (and were not fully funded) you may have noticed the offer…

Give a Teacher a Shout Out

While we’re all about helping teachers and students with the supplies they need in their classrooms, we also know that teachers value affirmation from their former students and community.  Herff Jones, the company you may remember from your days ordering school rings and yearbooks, know that, too. Now you can visit the Herff Jones website…

Happy, Healthy and Ready to Learn

First 5 LA is committed to ensuring that children in Los Angeles County, age birth to five, are healthy, happy and ready to learn.  For the third year in a row, First 5 LA has partnered with 99Papers.org through a Double Your Impact campaign to support Pre-K and Transitional-Kindergarten teachers in Los Angeles County, California. …