Tis the Season to Give Away an M90z Computer: Enter Now!

The first boot is always the longestImage by teach42 via Flickrm90z Giveaway Promotion

This season is about giving. So, you have five days to enter to win the Lenovo m90z touch screen computer. (Pictured with Steve Dembo's son here on the right.)

My thoughts on the m90z

This amazingly cool HUGE touchscreen computer is great for classrooms and homes. If you love your interactive whiteboard, you can play the IWB games on this computer and let the children use their finger on the touch screen. Instead of having one big IWB in the room, with this device you could have many devices.

This has become our main family computer set up for studying by my third grader who needs a lot of hands on technology facilitated learning and studying helps. He uses spelling city for spelling and lots of different math activities from across the web!

HOW YOU CAN WIN!

INDIVIDUAL WINNER Contest Rules (Contest #1)
This contest is designed to promote GIVING. So, you – (any individual of any kind) may enter one of two ways.


1 – Give Help – Help others by selecting a tough problem or question and share your answer in the medium of your choice. (Video, blog, multimedia, glog, audio).

2 – Give Thanks – Thank someone who deserves it in the medium of your choice.  (Pick someone who may not get thanked a lot!)


How to Enter
You may enter three ways per entry (so, give help x3 and give thanks x 3 = 6 entries)  by sharing a link to what you’ve created.


You may enter three ways:

1 – Twitter – Tweet your response @coolcatteacher and include the hyperlink. Make sure you follow me on Twitter so I may dm you if you win!

2 – Facebook – Fan the Cool Cat teacher fan page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cool-Cat-Teacher/143588425657314  and leave a message with the link to what you have done.

3 – This blog – Leave a comment here with a hyperlink about what you have done!

A winner will be randomly selected from one of these three locations. 

FOR SCHOOLS, NONPROFITS, ETC.

Win a Set of Five M90z’s For Your School, NonProfit, or Medical Institution (Contest #2)

Lenovo has also asked that we find schools or medical institutions that are good case studies for the Lenovo and they’ve assembled three packages of five (5) M90z units. Here is what Lenovo has said:

“Target winners would be a worthy medical or educational institution such as a clinic, hospital, school, community center, adult education facility, etc. located in the US or Canada.”

We need names of institutions. I will submit them to Ivy Worldwide, the coordinator of the give away.   

Criteria:

1) Organization located in US or Canada
2) Medical. education or similar community focus
3) Preference given to non-profits or organizations dedicated to social good
4) Must have a  concrete use for 5 touch-enabled m90z’s.

To Enter:
Please include the name of the organization, a hyperlink to their website, and a contact name in the comments below. You may also email these to vicki [at] coolcatteacher dot com.

Good luck!



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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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12 comments

Cheryl Arnett December 13, 2010 - 1:37 pm

Please enter Sunset Elementary School in the Moffat County School District, Craig, Colorado, USA. Contact Marlene Knez at: http://www.moffatsd.org/
Thanks!

Subola December 13, 2010 - 2:43 pm

Please enter Farnsworth Middle School! http://www.guilderlandschools.org/farnsworth/index.cfm

VickieB December 15, 2010 - 2:22 pm
Amanda D. December 17, 2010 - 2:36 pm

Contest #2: I’m a teacher at Lake Cormorant High in Lake Cormorant, Mississippi (Desoto County Schools). We could really use these computers in our school library. Here is the link to our school:

http://www.desotocountyschools.org/lchs/

You can contact me, Amanda Davis, at amanda.davis@desotocountyschools.org.

Thanks!

Amanda D. December 17, 2010 - 2:39 pm

Contest #1: I would like to thank my husband for mentoring me as a new teacher. He has been a teacher for 8 years, has an EDS in administration, and is working on his national board certification. This is my second year of teaching on an alternate route license, and he has been so important to my growth as a new teacher.

amandadavis at bellsouth dot net

Yayyatishine December 17, 2010 - 2:41 pm
Yayyatishine December 17, 2010 - 2:41 pm
Yayyatishine December 17, 2010 - 2:46 pm

question entry: Does video class on any subject helps.I found khan acadamy few months back and using this to educate my child but not sure how much it helps?
tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Yayyatishine/status/15779345364688896

coolcatteacher December 18, 2010 - 3:01 pm

I sent these in to Intel already but will see if I can get yours in late. Not sure.

Shari Smith December 18, 2010 - 4:55 pm

East Marshall High School, http://www.e-marshall.k12.ia.us
Shari Smith (ssmith@e-marshall.k12.ia.us) or Rex Kozak (rkozak@e-marshall.k12.ia.us)
Le Grand, IA

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity! We have some IWBs in the building and are looking for more interaction with the students. We have a virtual reality department as well and are hoping to see if this may work in that venue also!

Shari

coolcatteacher January 28, 2011 - 11:45 pm

You have won the 5 lenovos! Please email me as soon as possible at vicki at coolcatteacher dot com. I need your information!!!

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