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Interwrite Learning Announces Winners in Interactive Makeover Video Contest

Posted Dec 3, 2007
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Interwrite Learning has announced the three winners of the company’s first video contest that recognizes teachers and students for their creativity and use of technology in the classroom. Participants of the contest were asked to create a short music video parodying the song of their choice. The winners’ videos did a superior job of demonstrating creativity, collaboration, and technology in the classroom.

The winners from each grade segment (K-5, 6-8 and 9-12) are as follows:

Grades K-5 winner:

Mr. Richard Colosi’s class at Canandaigua Primary School in Canandaigua, N.Y.

Grades 6-8 winner:

Mr. Jason Coogan’s class at Ilminster Intermediate in Gisborne, New Zealand
Grades 9-12 winner:
Mr. Jonathon Blackburn's class at J.M. Tate High School in contonment, Fla.
The winners were selected from more than 220 submissions from across the U.S., New Zealand, and Australia. The online consumer votes constituted 30 percent and the panel of judges determined 70 percent of the entrant’s final score.

All contest participants will receive a fifty dollar off coupon for purchase of the Interwrite Pad, as well as a certificate of participation. All contest finalists will also receive a certificate of participation and a free limited edition, lime green Interwrite Pad that is not available for resale.

Winners will be awarded with a complete Interwrite Makeover consisting of:

Interwrite Board , an interactive whiteboard that features the Interwrite Workspace software.
Interwrite Pad , a wireless pad that gives teachers the ability to teach interactive lessons from anywhere in the classroom.
Interwrite Cricket , a clicker for students that combines radio-frequency technology with a friendly look and feel to make real-time student assessment practical for any classroom setting.
Mitsubishi XD206 DLP projector that integrates seamlessly with the Interwrite Boards and Pads with an RS–232c port for 3rd party control.
FrontRow Pro Digital  sound system.
SP Controls, Inc.’s Pixie wall mounted modular control system.
Brewer Technology and Learning will provide one full day (up to six hours) of professional development to each of the winning schools in order to help teachers learn to use the Interwrite Makeover equipment as tools to enhance and accelerate the learning process.

In addition to receiving the $15,000 interactive classroom makeover, each winner will be given a celebration party for the entire school and a $1,000 cash prize.

For more information on Interwrite Learning’s interactive learning solutions and to see the winner’s videos, visit

Source: Interwrite Learning,

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