Acer Announces 10 Finalists in its Extreme Technology Makeover Program to Further 21st Century Learning

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Acer offers schools in the U.S. the chance to transform their classrooms with immersive tablet technology and explore more

The Acer Extreme Classroom Technology Makeover was created to help teachers make learning as relevant as possible with leading technology that supports real world scenarios and applications

Acer America announced the 10 finalists in its Acer Extreme Classroom Technology Makeover program, which provides K-12 schools in the U.S. the opportunity to transform a classroom with immersive tablet technology. Tablets enhance the learning experience by making it more hands-on, interactive and engaging as well as encouraging collaboration to explore more.

The contest winner will be determined by public voting and announced on May 19, 2014. This winner will receive a classroom set of 30 Acer Iconia W Series tablets with an approximate retail value of $15,000. Acer selected the 10 finalists, which include:

  •     A.B. Davis Middle School, Mt. Vernon, NY
  •     Altruria Elementary, Bartlett, TN
  •     Barton Elementary School, Patchogue, NY
  •     James Moran Middle School, Wallingford, CT
  •     James R. Watson Elementary, Auburn, IN
  •     Leicester Memorial School, Leicester, MA
  •     Lincoln Park Middle School, Lincoln Park, NJ
  •     Lytle High School, Lytle, Texas
  •     MacMillan International Academy for Humanities and Technology, Montgomery, AL
  •     Wyland Elementary School, St. Louis, MO

To view the finalist’s entries and select a winner, click on the following link:

“The Acer Extreme Classroom Technology Makeover was created to help teachers make learning as relevant as possible with leading technology that supports real world scenarios and applications,” said Rich Black, Acer America director of marketing. “We hope the contest encouraged and enabled collaboration within the schools as they created their entries and we urge the public to choose the school they believe deserves the classroom makeover and will benefit most from it.”

The contest was open to all educators for K-12 students in the United States with one entry permissible per school. Educators were invited to submit a summary using video, images or text describing why their classroom deserves a makeover and encouraged to collaborate with their students. The summary was to demonstrate how they would use tablets to enhance the learning experience in their classroom and help students explore more.

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Established in 1976, Acer is an information and communication technology company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's green supply chain delivers environmentally friendly PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Acer employs 7,400 people and ranks No. 4 for total PCs globally.* Estimated revenues for 2013 reached US$12.03 billion. Please visit for more information.

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