eInstruction today announced details of its third annual Classroom Makeover Video Contest. The competition, open to primary and secondary students and teachers in the United States and Canada, invites entrants to submit short, creative music videos demonstrating how they would use advanced technology to enhance their learning experience in the classroom. The 2008 video contest drew nearly 300 entries from around the world and more than one million people logged on to review submissions and vote for their favorite videos.
The contest opens noon Eastern time on September 29 and closes at noon Eastern time on November 10.
Videos will be judged based on effective use of technology, portrayal of teachers and students working together and overall creativity and spirit. Videos must be submitted by teachers and placed in the appropriate grade categories. eInstruction must be mentioned once within the lyrics of the song and each video must direct viewers to www.eimakeover.com to vote.
On November 17, five finalists in each grade category (Kindergarten through fifth grade; sixth grade through eighth grade; and ninth grade through 12th grade) will be selected and users will be welcomed to vote for the best submissions through noon Eastern time on December 4. One grand prize winner will be announced for each grade category on or around December 18.
Each winner will receive a complete interactive classroom makeover with advanced interactive technology. The complete eInstruction Classroom Makeover is valued at approximately $30,000. In addition to the classroom technology, winners will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a celebratory party for the entire school.