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Student/Teacher Video Competition Finalists Named

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Fifteen finalists have been named in Interwrite Learning's first "Classroom Makeover" contest, a competition that will award winners in three grade categories technology makeovers for their classrooms, valued at abut $15,000 each. The finalists were chosen from more than 220 entries from the United States, New Zealand, and Australia.

For the competition, one winner in each of three grade groups (K-5, 6-8, 9-12) will receive the makeover based on video submissions received by teachers and students. In the K-5 category, finalists include Canandaigua Primary School, Canandaigua, NY; Hildebran Elementary School, Hildebran, NC; Pt England School, New Zealand; Melissa Ridge Elementary, Melissa, TX; and Fairfield Elementary, Fairfield, TX.

Finalists in the Grade 6-8 category include: Lourdes Central Catholic, Nebraska City, NE; Red Bank Middle School, Red Bank, NJ; Ilminster Intermediate, Gisborne, New Zealand; Valley View Middle School, Edina, MN; and The Franklin Academy, Wake Forest, NC.

Finalists in the Grade 9-12 category include J.M. Tate High School, Cantonment, FL; Byron Center High School, Byron Center, MI; Hubbard High School, Hubbard, OH; Elsik 9th Grade Center, Houston, TX; and Highland Central High School, Highland, NY.

The winner will be announced Nov. 27. Further information, including videos from the entrants and a list of honorable mentions, can be found at the links below.

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About the author: David Nagel is the executive editor for 1105 Media's online education technology publications, including THE Journal and Campus Technology. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com.

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Executive Producer David Nagel heads up the editorial department for 1105 Media's education publications — which include two daily sites, a variety of newsletters and two monthly digital magazines covering technology in both K-12 and higher education.

A 21-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

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