Most teachers aren’t swimming in money when it comes to classroom supplies. There’s picking and choosing, evaluating value, and prioritizing needs since buying ALL of the things you want, need, or just want to try out isn’t possible. Budget is a dirty, but everyday word. Many teachers are spending their own money to buy supplies since their school’s budget doesn’t cut it for what they need. And while many teachers are willing to spend some cash on things like pens and pencils (around $485 per year per teacher, according to some past polls), pens and pencils are cheap. iPads and Smartboards are not – I doubt any teachers out there are buying expensive technology for their classrooms – it just simply isn’t feasible.
If you want technology that you can’t afford, maybe you could get what you’re looking for by a different means. Luckily, we have a way for you to do that! Starting on the 19th of September, you can enter to win one of three “Classroom Refresh” prizes from Compass Learning.
To enter, you’ll need to submit a music video expressing how edtech will enhance the learning experience in the classroom.
You can submit entries until 11:59:59 AM EDT on October 24. On November 3, five finalists from each grade category (K-5, 6-8, and 9-12) will be announced and the public will be invited to vote for the best submissions through December 1. One grand prize winner will be announced for each grade category on or around December 10, 2014.
The winner in each category will receive a classroom technology makeover with engaging tools and resources, including:
Prize package values vary according to grade category and range from $57,000 to $70,000.
Learn more by visiting www.ClassroomRefreshContest.com. What will your video look like? Share it with the edtech community on Twitter with the hashtag #edtechmusicvideo