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Congratulations Avatar Activist Winners!


For September, we asked you to make an avatar that shows who you are and what you stand for. We got a ton of avatars from all over the country showing all kinds of skills, interest and values! Thank you to everyone who submitted an avatar!

Our Grand Prize

AvatarEarning the MicroProject Winner Badge and a $60 gift card to Best Buy for their squad is QuietIsViolent from SCS Mouse Squad in Canton, Michigan. QuietIsViolent created this incredible avatar showcasing music and support for the LBGQT movement. We love how much writing there is about why this avatar was made, how much musical individuality is here and the fact that this avatar champions a cause. Congratulations to QuietIsViolent and SCS Mouse Squad!

Our First Runner Up

Our first runner up, receiving a Papertronics Lunar Module is Hyde Middle School Mouse Squad in California. They submitted over 30 projects from their squad, which is awesome! We love these avatars because they are original and creative and they say a lot about the personality of each squad member. Thanks for submitting so many great projects Hyde Middle School!
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Check out "THE Feeling robot", "My 3 favorite items, people and subject" here and "My Avatar"!

Our Second Runner Up

Our second Runner Up (also receiving a Papertronics Lunar Module) is Veramendig2018 from Crooms AoIT-Fisher-4th Pd in Florida. They made an awesome galaxy inspired avatar with a great color scheme that showed originality and a lot of great values and personality.

Check out "Avatar" here!

Honorable Mentions

There were so many great projects this month we wish we had more prizes to give away! We would like to share these honorable mentions:

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Shout out for Wins!

It's never too late to award Wins to your favorite MicroProject entries! Give wins for creativity, technical know-how or inspiration. This month we'd like to shout out AndyL for giving a great creativity win. AndyL, we think you are Winner with a capital W!

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When you see someone make a cool MicroProject submission, let them know that they did a great job by giving them a win! You can always go back and give wins to old projects.

Thank you to Coordinators and students who participated and submitted so many awesome avatars! Next month is time to use javascript to turn the images on any website into spooky halloween pictures Haunt the Internet!.

October MicroProject: Haunt the Internet


Have you ever gone to a boring website and thought “I wonder what this would look like if I could change the pictures to Halloween things?” This month you can!! All you need is Mozilla’s Thimble tool and some easy-to-learn code-hacking skills, which we’ll teach you. With these skills you can turn all the pictures on any website into ghosts, goblins and ghouls. Your challenge this month is to transform the web by remixing a JavaScript bookmarklet with Thimble!

Watch the video instruction, then read the step-by-step instructions below!

No SchoolTube video above? Try Vimeo or YouTube. Also take our poll!

Click here to get started!

Register now to attend Coordinator-Con on October 23rd!

WHEN: Friday, October 23 from 9am-4:30pm
WHERE: Teach For America's office,
25 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10004
WHO: Mouse Squad Coordinators from the greater NYC area! Multiple Coordinators from your site are welcome to attend.
WHAT ELSE? Mouse will be providing breakfast and lunch for all attendees.
REGISTER NOW Fill out the form below (or here).

AND JUST WHAT IS COORDINATOR-CON? If you're new to Mouse Squad or have never attended Coordinator-Con before, here are the basics: Coordinator-Con is a full day of professional development for Mouse Squad Coordinators from NYC and beyond. The day features hands-on workshops led by Mouse staff; opportunities to brainstorm, collaborate, and network with new and experienced Mouse Squad Coordinators; opportunities to get connected to exciting programming that will benefit you and your students for the entire year; and a catered lunch!


Coordinator-Con will feature workshops that give you an opportunity to experience Mouse's learning activities, first hand. Topics could include sustainable energy and technology, web literacy, game design, electronics, IT and more- Let us know your favorite in the form below. After you register, we will send information on the workshop sessions we will be offering this year so you can sign-up. As always, we will do our best to place you in your preferred workshops.


To guarantee your space at Coordinator-Con, you must renew your site's Mouse Squad membership no later than October 9th! To get all the details you need to renew, including an invoice, contact Jeremy: or 646-574-6446.

Registration for Coordinator Con 2015 is now closed. Please email to be put on the waitlist.

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