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."