Students, Teachers Challenged To Define Role of Technology in Education


Ed tech developer eInstruction this week launched its new Content Meets Technology contest, which challenges educators and students to share their "vision of the role of technology in education." Winners of the competition will receive an interactive classroom makeover.

Those wishing to enter must submit their thoughts on the role of technology in education using no more than 250 characters--that's characters, not words. Entries will be posted on a Google Map mashup on eInstruction's Web site.

Prizes will be awarded in three grade categories: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12, one for each group. Prize packages will include:

  • Interwrite Board;
  • Interwrite Pad;
  • Interwrite Workspace with ExamView reader;
  • 32-Pad CPS RF Clicker System;
  • Epson PowerLite 400W projector;
  • Epson short-throw projector wall mount;
  • One year subscription to ExamView Learning Series; and
  • Installation and online training.

The sweepstakes is open to all schools and is open until May 13. Winners will be announced May 19. Further information can be found here.

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