MindShare Learning

February 10, 2011 15:06 ET

MindShare Learning Announces Canada's Digital Classroom Contest Winners

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 10, 2011) -

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The MindShare Learning Report - Canada's Leading, Learning & Technology eMagazine is pleased to announce the winners of the 3rd Annual MindShare Learning 21st Century National Digital Classroom Video Challenge.

Three national winners (West, Central, East) were recognized for their outstanding video entries and emerged as Canada's leading educators who embrace 21st century learning: 

Western Canada - Barry Janzen, Mt Douglas Secondary School, Saanich, British Columbia


"My students and I are thrilled to have won this contest. It is very gratifying to know that we were successful in putting together a video that represents our use of technology to enhance learning, and create meaning in our 21st century classroom," said Barry Janzen, Western Canada contest winner.

Central Canada - Mrs. Devon Caldwell, Oak Lake Community School, Oak Lake, Manitoba


"My students, their parents, and I couldn't be more excited about winning the video challenge! Technology infusion and teaching kindergarten are two of my passions, and blending them together into a developmentally-appropriate educational experience has been very rewarding. Technology has been invaluable in my quest to teach my students all they need to know in kindergarten," says Devon Caldwell, Central Canada contest winner.

Eastern Canada - Jonathan Crossland, Katrina McDonnell, Carrie Beaumaster, Park Street Elementary School, Fredericton, New Brunswick


"Park Street is very pleased to have been selected as a winner for this contest. Our staff and students are very proud of the many ways we integrate technology into our school on a daily basis, and are always looking for new ways to aid students in reaching their dreams and pursuing their passions. Our project was a representation of the first class staff and students we have in our school," says Jonathan Crossland, Eastern Canada contest winner.

The annual contest challenges teachers and their students from across Canada to share their successful classroom practices using digital technology. Teachers from publicly funded schools put their creative videography skills to use to qualify to win a total over $15,000 in technology prize packages for three (3) lucky Canadian schools. 

"Our national contest winners are a testament to those educators who go beyond the call of duty to embracing the notion of 21st Century learning to support student success. We're proud and humbled by the excellence they shared through their video submissions. While we're on the cusp of a digital revolution in education, our challenge remains to get beyond the pockets of excellence we see across Canada," says Robert Martellacci, president and publisher of the MindShare Learning Report. 

The three contest winners will each be awarded the following classroom technology prize packages totalling over $50,000:

Sponsor Prize
Advanced Education (Ontario only) Smart Classroom Professional Development Workshops (Ontario)
Blossom Learning 5 SMART Board courses per school
Discovery Education Each school will receive a one year subscription to Discovery Education Science or
Discovery Education streaming Plus Canada
EPSON Epson BrightLink 450wi Interactive Projector
Dell Dell Latitude 2100 Netbook computer
frontrow The Lasso amplification system (professionally installed with teacher training included)
ISTE Conference 2011
(Philadelphia, PA)
One Teacher per Prize All Expenses paid trip
(Includes conf. Regn., hotel & $500 travel voucher)
MindShare Learning Report Flip Video - MinoHD Camcorder
netTrekker Nelson Education will provide a one-year netTrekker Canada subscription
Pearson K12 Canada Pearson Professional print and digital resource package
SMART Technologies SMART Board 685ix interactive whiteboard system
SMART Response interactive response system

About The MindShare Learning Report

Our mission is to transform education by sharing knowledge of 21st Century innovative best practices and success stories in the Canadian education market space and beyond. We harness the power of Web 2.0 technologies to feature engaging vodcasts, podcasts, polling, Canadian educational technology news headlines & upcoming strategic industry events in the K-12, Higher Ed and corporate eLearning market segments. http://www.mindsharelearning.com/report.

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