MindShare Learning Announces Canada’s 4th Annual 21st Century Classroom Video Contest Winners

News Release                                                    For Immediate Release


Robert Martellacci

President& Publisher

Mindshare Learning Report

Cell: 416-569-2106


TORONTO, ONTARIO: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 The MindShare Learning Report – Canada’s Leading, Learning & Technology eMagazine is pleased to announce the winners of the 4th Annual MindShare Learning 21st Century Classroom Video Challenge.    Our contest is a testament to the digital learning revolution that is happening across the Canadian education landscape and beyond.  This year we had a record number of submissions.  As well, it was the most competitive to date.  The quality was outstanding and the judge’s panel was extremely challenged in arriving at three national winners.

The winners from West, Central, and Eastern Canada recognized for their outstanding video entries emerged as Canada’s leading, tech savvy educators who embrace 21st century learning on a daily basis are the following:

Western Canada – Shelley Wright, Cornerstone School, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBgAmeTNMtY

“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! My students and I are incredibly excited to have our work recognized in this way. It’s shown them that being globally connected really does matter!” says Shelley Wright, Western Canada Winner

Central Canada – Heidi Siwak, Dundas Central Public School, Dundas, Ontario

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVf3o3Z3kjs

“I’m so so excited…thank you very much, it is a great honour ….when I looked at the other video submissions, I didn’t think we were going to win with such a competitive field,” says Heidi Siwak, Central Canada Winner

Eastern Canada – Seth Richardson, Sir James Dunn Academy, St. Stephen, New Brunswick

Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FR5w_JgLnQ

At SJDA technology education is at the forefront of our 21st century learning initiative. We are committed to inspiring our future leaders to question, innovate and collaborate, using the skills necessary to succeed. On behalf of our school and community, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to MindShare Learning for recognizing our efforts and helping to further support our students,” says Seth Richardson, 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 and win a total of over $50,000 in technology prizes.

This year’s slate of winners have raised the bar once again for all educators across Canada to embrace the notion of 21st century learning.  To ignore it is no longer an option if we are to effectively prepare our future leaders to succeed in the global knowledge-based economy,” says Robert Martellacci, president and publisher of the MindShare Learning Report.

The three contest winners will each be awarded over $15,000 in classroom technology prize packages totalling over $50,000:

Prize Package

Sponsor Prize
Advanced Education Two half day complimentary Smart Professional   Development workshops (Ontario only)Ten complimentary Online SMARTboard Training Courses   (All regions)
Discovery Education Discovery Education Science OR Discovery Education   Streaming Plus for one-year
EPSON Grand prize: EPSON BrightLink 450wi Interactive   Projector with RM Easiteach SoftwareRunner up prize: EPSON BrightLink Solo with RM   Easiteach Software
Dell Each winner will receive Dell Latitude 2120 Netbook   computer
FrontRow The Lasso amplification system  (professionally installed with teacher   training included)
ISTE Conference 2012 (San Diego, CA) Conference Registration including up to 5 nights accommodation
Pearson Pearson Professional print and digital resource   package
MindShare Learning Flip Mino HD Camcorder
TakingITGlobal TIGed individual membership and free e-course
SMART Technologies 880i5 Interactive Whiteboard SystemsOR SMART Response interactive response systems   (Winners choose)
GlobalScholar Performance Series Subscription
iEARN Annual membership for winner and each teacher in   their school

About The MindShare Learning Repor

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


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