1. Just Like Magisto

Go a little overboard filming your last field trip? Magisto.com compiles your footage into fun, sharable clips. Select videos to upload, add a title and soundtrack, and post on your classroom blog! magisto.com
 

2. Teach Fire Safety

Observe Fire Prevention Week October 9–15 by teaching lessons put together by the National Fire Protection Association and Scholastic. The kit features familiar fairy tales (and Sparky the Fire Dog!) and includes a poster, lessons, and fun, interactive games. scholastic.com/firesafety
 

3. Recycle-Bowl Competition

Rev up your recycling program with Keep America Beautiful’s Recycle-Bowl competition. Schools collect the most recyclables per capita, with a chance at becoming the nation’s top recycling school. Winning schools receive cash prizes and other rewards. Deadline: November 12, 2011  recycle-bowl.org
 

4. Paint Portraits

Harness the power of art in your classroom with three new lesson plans on the theme of self-portraits, from Michaels and Scholastic. Students (grades 6–12) will closely evaluate the styles and influences of Warhol, Matisse, and Picasso. Plus, get 15 percent off your purchase at Michaels, every day! scholastic.com/michaels
 

5. Solve for Tomorrow, Win Tech Today

To promote STEM classes in schools, Solve for Tomorrow is hosting a video contest in which teachers and students show how science, tech, engineering, and math have a positive impact on the planet; the winning school will receive $1 million in technology, including Samsung electronics, Microsoft and Adobe software, and DirecTV educational programming. Deadline: October 31, 2011. samsung.com/solvefortomorrow
 

6. Get Spooked

Can you beat this?! Last fall, Brit David Finkle, a gardener by trade, set the world record for fastest time to carve a face on a pumpkin: 20.1 seconds. For pumpkin goodness and more Halloween activities, like cyber-hunts, spooky story suggestions, and online games, visit Scholastic’s robust online collection. scholastic.com/halloween
 

7. Dream Machine Recycle Rally

Raise eco-awareness and compete for prizes, including the $50,000 Dream Green School Makeover. The program supports post-9/11 disabled veterans. Deadline: April 30, 2012. dreammachinerecyclerally.com
 

8. Tech Made Simple

Learning Resources is giving teachers a chance to win powerful and affordable tech tools from their Simple Technology line, designed to document student learning and boost 21st-century skills. Enter to win through their monthly drawing, and check out their weekly giveaway for a $25 Learning Resources gift card! learningresources.com
 

9. Free Hardbounds for Young Authors

Your students can become authors and your school can get up to $2,000 worth of free hardbound books! Studentreasures Publishing will help guide your students through the writing process, and help them create top-quality hardbound books. scholastic.com/studentreasures
 

10. Chiquita Banana Smart Sweeps

The Chiquita Banana Smart Sweeps program features an interactive website with games, videos, recipes, lesson plans on healthy eating, and a chance to win up to $5,000 in prizes. Deadline: October 16, 2011. chiquita.com/bananabrain
 

11. Teacher Wish List

Fall is the perfect time to take inventory of what you have — and need — in your classroom. With TeacherWishList.com, you can create and share a classroom supply wish list with the parents at your school. Watch as the support rolls in. TeacherWishList.com
 

12. Teach Students About Farming

Farmers Insurance’s free library educates K–12 students on agriculture. Materials are aligned with state standards within social studies, geography, the arts, and more. gofarmersed.com
 

13. Vouch for Volunteerism

Teach students how to make a difference in the world through voluntary service. This Halloween, UNICEF is offering educators resources to motivate students and inspire them to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. Register for colorful wall posters, collection boxes, printable fundraising how-to handbooks, community fliers, a 30-day activity calendar, and more. trickortreatforunicef.org
 

14. See the World in HD

Take a geography lesson to the next level. National Geographic’s app World Atlas HD features a 3D globe, flags and country facts, super-sharp images, and quick zoom and scan capabilities. itunes.apple.com
 

15. Celebrate Veterans

“Take a Veteran to School Day” is a national program developed by History.com to connect veterans with students. Register your event (November 11, 2011) and you’ll also get 30 free wristbands. history.com/topics/take-a-vet