My Techsmith #Screenchamp Thank You’s

Dec 19, 2013 by

Last month I was selected as a finalist for Techsmith’s Screenchamp video contest. Alright, so my video was selected, I just had to stump for it…a lot. While each category within the contest had a winner chosen by a secretive group of videophiles and Techsmith staff, all of the finalists were all in the running for a hefty “People’s Choice” award. The finalist’s video that received the most “likes” on Youtube was crowned the people’s choice winner, and given a whole bunch of awesome tech. Sadly, I didn’t receive enough likes to achieve people’s choice. The competition was fierce, and eventually a great video from Francis Joseph Seriña introducing the “5 Love Languages” won the top prize. It was well deserved, as both the production and polish were well above my efforts. The good news is, despite not winning people’s choice, I was selected as a category winner (yay!),...

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And the Lenovo ThinkCentre m90z Winner Is…

Apr 30, 2011 by

Janet Robles is the winner! Congratulations Janet, your poem was selected at random from the 79 entries received this last week! Using Random.org‘s true random number generator, Janet’s poem was the 20th response to the original contest entry, and thus the winner of a brand new Lenovo ThinkCentre m90z. Janet’s poem is a modified diamante, with 5 lines rather than the traditional 7, and it’s a nice little poem about the topic of the contest, a Lenovo: Lenovo Sleek computing Touchscreen fast connection Power to my students Thinkcentre There were LOTS of fantastic poems, and as the last day of April, and National Poetry Month, I would encourage you to go back and read through all of the thoughtful, humorous, and reflective poems about technology. Feel free to use the poems with your students, in a presentation, or perhaps as a consolation prize if you weren’t chosen. It’s not everyday...

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Write a Poem, Win a Lenovo m90z ThinkCentre!

Apr 25, 2011 by

The special day has finally arrived! Today, April 25th, marks the start of my giveaway contest for a brand new Lenovo m90z ThinkCentre desktop computer. It’s big, it’s shiny, and if you’re the lucky winner you’ll be able to smudge the screen to your hearts’ desire because this thing has touch input! At 23 inches, and a full multi-touch experience, this computer would be great in an elementary classroom as a touch-powered, interactive digital learning center, useful for students with fine motor control problems preventing keyboard and mouse interaction, or as a learning kiosk in a public place within your school building. There are many more uses, but I’ll let the winner decide how they’re going to use it! “How do you enter to Win?!” Since it’s National Poetry Month, I thought it would be fitting for everyone to dust off their inner poet, and write a poem about...

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I’m Giving Away a Computer!

Apr 15, 2011 by

I try to reserve Fridays for more thoughtful and reflective posts, something to mull around in my head to keep the brain from going to mush over the weekend (it rarely works). However, on the occasional Friday I also love to give away FREE brand new computers! Alright, so I’ve never actually given away any computers before, but I will be soon! Lenovo, makers of the popular ThinkPad laptops, recently teamed up with with a promotional partner to put the really cool touch-screen powered Lenovo m90z ThinkCentre in the hands of some prominent education bloggers. I’ve been putting the machine through it’s paces, and there are a lot of really engaging reasons to have a machine like this in your classroom; huge screen, responsive touch, and it makes for a really cool interactive learning center! And guess what? Lenovo is giving me another brand new one to give away! Huzzah!  ...

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