Microsoft ran a special sweepstake designed for ISTE 2014 attendees this week. In that, Allyson Hensley from Farmington R-7 School District Farmington R-7 Public Schools (“Go Knights!”) in Farmington, Missouri won the sweepstakes. They will receive 200 Dell Venue 11 tablets, 200 Pearson Online Learning Exchange (OLE) Licenses, and 2 Ergotron Charging carts which is approximately worth $126,000 USD.
Microsoft believes that this sweepstake package will help the teachers and students in Farmington use the power of mobile technology to inspire creativity, curiosity, and collaboration within the classroom and beyond.
In this second decade of the 21st century, the power of technology to connect, collaborate, and create is undeniable. Nowhere was that more apparent than at the annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference this weekend. In this era of anytime, anywhere access, the power of presence and in-person conversations are still of utmost importance.
We showcased our devices and cloud services like Office 365, highlighted new apps like TestPolicy and new programs like Office Mix, but more importantly, we taught hundreds of teachers how to use these tools to propel their teaching. We know, as schools make this digital transition to technology in the classroom, the success of those initiatives depend on the teacher and meaningful professional development.
Read more about it here.