Popular Classroom Makeover Contest Goes Global as Students from Calgary to Cape Town Compete for More Than $160,000 in Cutting-Edge Technology

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Winners of 4th Annual Video Contest to Receive Interactive Classroom Products from eInstruction, Dell, Panasonic, Scholastic and Other Education Technology Companies. Details at http://www.2010ClassroomMakeover.com

Winners will receive eInstruction Mobi mobile interactive white board and CPS Pulse student response system.

"I will finally have the tools I need to truly reach my students and foster 21st century learning skills. This visionary award will make a lasting contribution to the educational lives of my students - present and future." - 2009 Contest Winner

eInstruction, a leading education technology company, today announced details of its fourth annual Classroom Makeover Video Contest. Classes in the U.S., Canada (excluding Quebec), South Africa, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Puerto Rico are invited to submit short, creative music videos demonstrating how they would use technology to enhance their learning experience in the classroom. The 2009 video contest drew more than 15,000 people voting for their favorite videos online.    

Entries for the 2010 Classroom Makeover Contest may be submitted via the official contest website, beginning August 23. Videos will be judged based on effective use of technology, portrayal of teachers and students working together, and overall creativity and spirit.

The contest closes at 11:59 EDT on November 2. On November 9, five finalists in each grade category (Kindergarten through fifth grade; sixth grade through eighth grade; and ninth grade through twelfth grade) will be selected and users will be welcomed to vote for the best submissions through November 29.

One grand prize winner will be announced for each grade category on or around December 9, 2010.

The winner in each category will receive a complete interactive classroom makeover with advanced interactive technology, including:

Mobi™ System
A mobile version of the popular interactive whiteboard, Mobi is the industry’s first and only multi-user, mobile interactive whiteboard system that enables both teacher and students to concurrently interact with and contribute to the same digital content from anywhere in the classroom. Also a first, Mobi’s built-in color LCD display reports student responses instantly, making it easy for teachers to identify students who need special attention or topics that require re-teaching.

CPS Pulse™
The most advanced version of the market-leading student response system used by millions of students and teachers around the world.

ExamView® Assessment Suite
Featuring Test Generator, Test Manager and Test Player, making it easy for teachers to create, administer and manage both formative and summative assessments.

ExamView® Learning Series
A collection of more than 12,000 unique, high-quality, grade-appropriate questions specifically aligned to state standards and core curriculum topics in language arts, math, reading, science and social studies. The Learning Series works together with the Assessment Suite to help teachers review, reinforce and supplement standards-based instruction.

Additional prizes from co-sponsors include:

  •     Reading Plus - Reading Plus Concurrent License and Professional Development
  •     Reading Plus - Reading Plus® online Starter packages and professional development
  •     Nectar Foundation - Math and Language Treks Site License
  •     American Education Corporation - A+ Classroom Site License
  •     Knowledge Adventure - Jump Start Learning Software
  •     Incredible Kid - Write On Classroom Edition
  •     Calypso Systems - eZ Room 5300 classroom + microphone/base
  •     Panasonic - Laptop and Web Camera
  •     Evan-Moor - TeacherFileBox.com Site License & e-books
  •     Math Forum @ Drexel - Problems of the Week Annual License
  •     netTrekker Search - One year netTrekker Annual License
  •     Dell -Interactive Projectors
  •     Daydream Education - Full Site License
  •     Scholastic - Read 180 X-tra and Read 180 Real Jobs Library
  •     Monarch Teaching Technologies - VizZle Teacher License
  •     StarrMatica - StarrMatica Classroom License
  •     FableVision - Words and Their Stories Site License
  •     School Specialty - ugo365™ Student Planner
  •     Nasco - Gift Certificate
  •     Inspiration - Kidspiration "Software license"

Prizes will vary based on the grade level of the winning classrooms. The complete eInstruction Classroom Makeover is valued at approximately $163,000. In addition to the classroom technology, eInstruction will provide funds for a celebratory party for each of the winning schools.

For complete rules and guidelines for participating in the eInstruction Classroom Makeover Video Contest, visit http://www.2010classroommakeover.com.

You can also follow the 2010 Classroom Makeover contest on Facebook and Twitter.

About eInstruction™
eInstruction is a leading education technology company dedicated to providing interactive teaching and learning technology and services that help educators drive academic progress every day, and give administrators the ability to monitor, aggregate, and analyze student performance data. The company offers educators and administrators a family of software, student response systems, interactive whiteboards, wireless interactive tablets, and powerful enterprise-based administrator tools.

eInstruction’s research-based solutions have been shown to increase student engagement and achievement while providing real-time feedback and performance data to educators and administrators.
Millions of students, teachers, and professors use eInstruction® technology in 500,000 K-12 classrooms and more than 1,000 higher education institutions around the world. Available in more than 40 languages, eInstruction® technology is enhancing education in over 90 countries worldwide.

eInstruction has offices in Denton, TX; Columbia, MD; Scottsdale, AZ; Cincinnati, OH; and Paris, France.

To learn more about eInstruction, please visit http://www.einstruction.com. For media inquiries, please contact Julie McKinney at Stanton Communications at (410) 727-6855 or jmckinney(at)stantoncomm(dot)com.


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