Discovery, CDW-G Award 5 Wireless Labs to Schools
Discovery Education and CDW Government (CDW-G) this week announced the winners in their 2007 Win a Wireless Lab sweepstakes. Each grand prize was valued at approximately $50,000. In total, some $300,000 in prizes was awarded to 45 educators from 22 states.
The Win a Wireless Lab sweepstakes, in its fifth year, is designed to provide schools with "state of the art" technology and to encourage teachers to integrate technology in the classroom.
- Ballard High School, Seattle;
- Canutillo Elementary School, Texas;
- Central Manor Elementary School, Pennsylvania;
- John Simatovich Elementary School, Indiana; and
- Spalding Public School, Nebraska.
There were 170,500 entries for this year's sweepstakes, a record number of entries.
Grand prize winners received equipment ranging from computers to Discovery software, including:
- 20 notebook computers or Tablet PCs from HP, Lenovo or Toshiba;
- Three wireless access points from D-Link or NETGEAR;
- One Bretford mobile cart;
- Computrace security software;
- One video projector from Epson, Mitsubishi or NEC Solutions;
- One laser jet printer from Epson, HP or Lexmark;
- One APC power supply; and
- One networked collection of Discovery School CD-ROMs.
CDW-G and Discovery Education will provide installation and professional development services for the winning schools.
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