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Tool Factory Announces New Olympus Grant Deadlines and Winners
Posted by at 12:05:34 PM Thu 04/02/2009

“Sunset on the Sahara” by Rockie, Age 18

Tool Factory reveals the winners of its January contests and encourages educators and students to enter before the next deadline in May.

Sunderland, VT, April 2, 2009 - Tool Factory, Inc., a leader in educational technology products, congratulates the three grand prize winners of their January 2009 Olympus Podcasting Lesson Plan Contest: Jennifer LaGarde from Myrtle Grove Middle School for It's All Greek to Us!; Rebekah Smith from Astec Charter Middle School for ASTEC's Mission to Mars: Space Diaries; and Donna Jones from Bonne Ecole Elementary for Giving a Voice to Literature. As a result of their fun and original podcasting lesson plans, the three educators will each receive a Tool Factory Podcasting Site License, 2 Olympus Digital Voice Recorders, 2 Noise Reducing Microphones, and a host of other resources to get their students podcasting!

Tool Factory uncovered some big talent in their January 2009 Student Photography Contest. Congratulations to Kirsten, Age 16, from Delmar, MD and Rockie, Age 18, from Lubbock, TX. Each won an 8.0 megapixel Olympus digital SLR camera with accessories, a Tool Factory program of their choice, and a copy of Digital Camera Basics.

The next round of Tool Factory/Olympus contests have already begun - don't miss your chance to win! Educators are encouraged to enter their creative podcasting lesson plans into the May Podcasting Lesson Plan Contest, and students can enter their best photos into the May Student Photography Contest in either the photography or artistic photo manipulation categories. Entries should be received by May 15, 2009. Contest details can be found at http://www.toolfactory.com/olympus_contest/.

"These contests are a great way for us to recognize and honor teachers and students committed to 21st Century Learning," said Gordon Woodrow, Tool Factory's Director of Operations. "These are teachers who are finding innovative ways to inspire students, and students who are sharing their world views in interesting and creative ways."

About Tool Factory
Tool Factory is a leader in innovative educational technology and staff development solutions. Tool Factory's mission is to improve US education by providing superior educational software, hardware, staff development options, and an impressive lineup of special education products. The extensive online catalog offers a host of resources to reinvigorate any learning environment. Teachers, students, and parents join the Tool Factory staff in testing products to ensure that they are easy to navigate, fun to use, and beneficial to the learning process. For more information go to http://www.toolfactory.com.

Media Contact: Amanda Stevens
Tool Factory Inc., 3336 Sunderland Hill Road, Sunderland, VT 05250
Telephone: (800) 220-8386 Ext. 211 Fax: (802) 375-6860
Email Address: astevens@toolfactory.com
Orders: orders@toolfactory.com
Website: http://www.toolfactory.com

“Show Your True Colors!” by Kirsten, Age 16

Tags: grants, podcasting, photography