Follow the links below to read the winning essays in the 2009 THE Journal/PC Mall Green Light Essay Contest.
Grade 9-12 Winner: Helen Unger
Grade 5-8 Winner: Julia Mearsheimer
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As evidence continues to demonstrate the considerable benefits of 1:1 student-to-device ratios, blended learning, and technology-fostered collaboration, instructors are increasingly turning to digital content to enhance their lessons. Ranging from virtual labs and games to digital textbooks and online curriculum, many of the diverse types of digital content rely on video. For decades, research has revealed the benefits of using video in the classroom, and with faster Internet connections and affordable technology the use of digital video content has skyrocketed.