Teachers: Judi Poole, Katie Quinney, Sarah Lewis, Julia Dobbelsteyn, Jillian Masson
School: Grade 4 French Immersion, École Edwards Elementary School, Rocky View School Division,
Location: Airdrie, AB




Teacher: Teachers at Joyce Public School 
School: Joyce Public School
Location: Toronto, Ontario



Teacher: Ian Fogarty, Enriched Chemistry and Physics Teacher
School: Riverview High School
Location: Riverview, New Brunswick



"We are really excited to have the chance to access such amazing 21st century learning tools as a result of winning this year’s prize!  We are proud to be recognized for the collaborative spirit of our teaching team as well as our learners"
Jillian Masson, one of the winning teachers at École Edwards Elementary School



MindShare Learning’s 5th Annual 21st Century Classroom Video Challenge celebrates innovative thinking and new possibilities through the power of education technology.

Here are Canada’s most tech-savvy teachers, our 2011/12 winners of the Video Challenge! The three regional winners from Western, Central, and Eastern Canada have each won a classroom technology package valued at over $15,000! 


How to Enter

It’s simple: record a video that demonstrates how your 21st century teaching practices, using technology, have played a vital role in engaging and motivating your students in the classroom. Keep the video 2 to 4 minutes in length, upload it to YouTube or Vimeo, and send us the link!

Submissions must incorporate the use of technology, i.e. classroom computers, podcasting, interactive whiteboards, sound amplification, video, Web 2.0 tools, robotics, etc.



Qualify to WIN one of three (3) classroom technology packages worth over $15,000. Three Canadian regional winners to be selected: Western, Central and Eastern Canada.

Contest launch date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Contest Entry deadline: Friday, December 14, 2012

Three (3) Classroom Technology Prize Packs to be awarded.



The MindShare Learning Report Representative (1), MindShare Learning Board member (1), last year’s contest winners (3). Judging Criteria — Rubrics based on ISTE NETS standards as last year. We’ll also be looking for teachers to demonstrate an impact on student achievement that will yield bonus points.

Rubrics based on the following new ISTE Educational Technology Standards for Teachers:

1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity. 

Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments.


  • Promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness.
  • Engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources.
  • Promote student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students' conceptual understanding and thinking, planning, and creative processes.
  • Model collaborative knowledge construction by engaging in learning with students, colleagues, and others in face-to-face and virtual environments.
  • Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments. 

Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessment incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the NETS•S.


a. Design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity.

b. Develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable all students to pursue their individual curiosities and become active participants in setting their own educational goals, managing their own learning, and assessing their own progress.

c. Customize and personalize learning activities to address students' diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilities using digital tools and resources.

d. Provide students with multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards and use resulting data to inform learning and teaching.

2. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning 

Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society.


a. Demonstrate fluency in technology systems and the transfer of current knowledge to new technologies and situations.

b. Collaborate with students, peers, parents, and community members using digital tools and resources to support student success and innovation.

c. Communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to students, parents, and peers using a variety of digital-age media and formats.

d. Model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use information resources to support research and learning.

3. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility 

Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices.


a. Advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources.

b. Address the diverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategies providing equitable access to appropriate digital tools and resources.

c. Promote and model digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information.

d. Develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with colleagues and students of other cultures using digital-age communication and collaboration tools.

Source: ISTE’s Educational Technology Standards for Teachers 2008  

How will prizes be awarded?

Winners will be contacted by telephone and email prior to the end of the January. Winners will be announced in the January/February Issue of the MindShare Learning Report eMagazine on the first Wednesday of the month following the submission deadline.

Sponsors will ship prize packages directly to the winning schools. Prizes are intended for utilization at the respective winning schools and not considered the teacher’s personal winnings, with the exception of the ISTE Conference 2012/13 prize package.  

Additional Rules and Regulations

Open to full-time K-12 educators working in a publicly funded Canadian School and holding a valid teaching certificate.

Teachers must seek approval from their school principal to participate.

Group submissions (teachers and students) by a school are permitted and encouraged. 

Submissions must be in video format and uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo.

The Submission can be no more than five (5) minutes in length and contain no copyrighted material. 

Please seek appropriate approvals from video participants in the event your submission is successful and we wish to showcase your video. 

Prizes must be accepted as awarded. There is no cash value. 

Winners must be prepared to participate in award ceremonies and agree to their photo being published.          

*For further information please contact us at  


Advanced Education

Blossom learning online training courses
Two half day Smart Professional development workshops

Dell 2120 Netbooks

Discovery Education Canada 3x one year complimentary subscription to Discovery Education Canada - Streaming PLUS service

EPSON EPSON PowerLite 96W + BrightLink Solo bundles

ISTE Conference registration to ISTE 2013 in San Antonio, Texas
Plus hotel accommodations for up to 5 nights for each winner

Pearson Pearson Professional print and digital resource package

MindShare Learning HD Camcorder

SMART Technologies SMART Response interactive response systems (winners can select between XE, PE or LE)


Global Encounters project registration, Campus Connect registration and the facilitation of one
Expert Online Session - CGE will facilitate a one-on-one session with a world leading researcher

C21 Canada Participation in webinar on developing 21st Century skills and practical applications of C21 Canada's
Shifting Minds document

National Film Board (NFB)3 downloads of NFB New Releases on
Participation in one virtual classroom event in 2013-2014 or ½ day media production Workshop for up to 30
students if located in Toronto/Montreal
Individual CAMPUS subscription (for educators not already subscribed – not valid in territories who have
already subscribed to CAMPUS)

TakingITGlobal Individual registration for 1 of 3 graduate level, accredited professional development e-courses