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Classroom Refresh Contest Finalists Named

Compass Learning has selected the finalists in the Compass Learning Classroom Refresh Contest that will "refresh" three classrooms with $185,000 worth of technology.

Earlier in the fall, the company asked classes in grades K-12 to create music videos that demonstrate the value of educational technology. More than 120 entries were submitted and the top 15 finalists have been identified.

The finalists will be narrowed down to grand-prize winners in three grade categories by a panel of guest judges and through votes submitted by the public on the contest site,, through December 1.

Winning classrooms will receive an entire technology makeover that will include:

  • Compass Learning's learning acceleration software, along with the necessary professional development services;
  • Education elements that include Launchpad and virtual Launchpad training;
  • Smartboards and projectors; and
  • All the necessary licenses and subscriptions for one year.

"These videos indicate how passionate educators are about the use of technology to meet the individual needs of each student in their classrooms," said Compass Learning Vice President Eileen Shihadeh.

Grand prizes in each grade category will be announced sometime around December 10.

The public, including classes that have submitted videos, can follow the contest on Facebook and Twitter at @compasslearning and #ClassroomRefresh.

The Compass Learning Classroom Refresh Contest finalists are:

Kindergarten - 5th grade:

6th – 8th grade:

9th – 12th grade:

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Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.

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