Students from all over the nation, including Milwaukee Public Schools, have the opportunity to win cutting-edge technology for their school by creating a music video conveying why they deserve it.
The eInstruction Classroom Makeover is valued at approximately $30,000. Select participants will be able to vote for their favorite video and then one winner will be chosen from each grade category: kindergarten through fifth grade; sixth grade through eighth grade; and ninth grade through 12th grade.
Videos will be judged based on effective use of technology, portrayal of teachers and students
working together and overall creativity and spirit.
With district budget cuts at an all-time high, new technology such as this would be a huge benefit to students and staff. Many teachers struggle to find enough paper for worksheets; finding funds for expensive equipment would seem like a small miracle.
Some of the technology received by the winners will include: a first-of-its-kind mobile interactive whiteboard; Dell Netbooks, which enable teachers to monitor network activity and identify students who might be focusing on something other than the assignment at hand; computer software that promotes reading and math or project skills, a super close projection system and an online program designed specifically to help students master state standards.
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 deadline for submission is 11 a.m. Central time on November 10. The winners from each category will be announced December 18.
eInstruction is 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.
For more information on contest details, official rules, or to enter the contest, visit www.eimakeover.com