Interwrite Learning, in partnership with TeacherTube, has announced the company’s first video contest to recognize teachers and students for their creativity and use of technology in the classroom. Participants of the contest are asked to create a short music video parodying the song of their choice. The video should demonstrate how different kinds of technology are being used in the classroom.
The contest is not limited to users of Interwrite Learning’s products or members of TeacherTube. It is open to all teachers and students in the U.S., New Zealand, and Australia who can creatively show how they are using technology in the classroom.
All participants will submit their videos on the Interwrite Learning Web site at www.interwritelearning.com/contest. Submissions open on September 11, 2007, and close at 11:59 EDT on October 21, 2007. Winners of the Interwrite Makeover will be announced on Tuesday, November 27, 2007.
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, the newest member of the Interwrite assessment family. Cricket is a clicker for students of all ages. Cricket "clickers" use radio-frequency technology that makes real-time student assessment practical for any classroom setting, according to the announcement.
Mitsubishi XD206 DLP projector that integrates with the Interwrite Boards and Pads with an RS–232c port for 3rd party control.
FrontRow Pro Digital, a sound system shown to improve attention, test scores, and teacher vocal health.
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.
The complete interactive makeover is valued at approximately $15,000. In addition, winners will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a celebration party for the entire school. The contest will name one winner from the following three grade level segments: Kindergarten through fifth; sixth through eighth; and ninth through 12th.
For information on rules and guidelines for participating in the video contest, visit http://www.interwritelearning.com/contest.
Source: Interwrite Learning, www.interwritelearning.com