eInstruction announced today the grand prize winners of its third annual Classroom Makeover Video Contest. The winners, representing the top video submissions from hundreds of entries from around the United States and Canada, were selected by a guest judging panel and through votes submitted by the general public on the contest website, www.eimakeover.com.
The recipients of more than $30,000 in classroom technology from eInstruction, Dell, 3M, Texas Instruments and other educational technology companies are:
Grades K-5 Winner: Ms. Karen Rose’s class from Harry McKillop Elementary School in Melissa, Texas. Their video, “We Use Technology,” can be viewed at http://eimakeover09.shycast.com/p/1.
Grades 6–8 Winner: Ms. Joy Schott’s 6th grade Technology and Computer Sciences Class at Burwell Elementary School in Burwell, Nebraska. Their video, “It’s All Technology,” can be viewed at http://eimakeover09.shycast.com/p/1.
Grades 9-12 Winner: Ms. Molly Rice’s Theater Arts Class at Saint Stephens High School in Hickory, North Carolina. Their video, “The Tractor Shed Zone,” can be viewed at http://eimakeover09.shycast.com/p/1.
As a token of appreciation for the time and hard work invested by all entrants, eInstruction is presenting each participating class with a free copy of INTERWRITE Workspace® LE. Each runner-up will also receive a copy of INTERWRITE Workspace® LE, a set of CPS™ IR clickers, and an INTERWRITE Mobi®.
Contest judge Dr. Don Knezek, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) said, “ To see students thinking creatively and collaborating with peers, teachers and others to communicate using digital-age, media rich strategies is particularly reassuring.”
Christine Weiser, Managing Editor of Technology & Learning magazine, said, “I was very impressed with the obvious hard work that teachers and students put into the videos for the contest. Their passion for technology and quality education was evident. Congratulations should go to all of the participating schools for their efforts.”
Other judges included Jackie Nespral, anchor of NBC News in Miami and Pat Harvey, anchor of CBS Prime 9 News in Los Angeles.
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.