Amazing Learning Moments Contest Wrap Up
By Carolyn Evans
Marketing Manager, SMART Technologies
Once you start using SMART Notebook 11 collaborative learning software in your lessons, you instantly see how much more creative power and flexibility you have than ever before to build fun and interesting activities that help create those amazing learning moments. From the new Activity Builder that helps you easily construct labeling and sorting activities with on-the-spot feedback for students, to the Crayon Pen that has students feeling like they can draw with a rainbow of real crayons in SMART Notebook software, version 11 is better than ever. It works even better with SMART Response interactive response system too.
The Amazing Learning Moments Contest that we featured on the SMART Classrooms Facebook page celebrated the arrival of SMART Notebook 11 this past spring. We shared six weekly YouTube videos created by different SMART Exemplary Educators that explained one of their amazing learning moments using SMART Notebook software and SMART Response interactive response system. Each of the six weeks brought a new chance to win a collaborative learning prize from SMART. We gave away nearly US$10,000 in prizes! Thank you to everyone who entered and for sharing the contest with your friends, families and colleagues.
And the weekly winners are…!
Five winners won either 3D Tools for SMART Notebook software, SMART Response VE interactive response system software, or a combination of both. The lucky winners are:
- Peter Foley of Lincoln Park Elementary School in Lincoln Park, New Jersey, USA
- Alison Rumball of Doncrest Public School in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
- Marissa Knauf of École Baker Elementary School in Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada
- Ronald Fisher of Century Elementary School in Bear City, Utah, USA
- Betty Troyer of Turkeyfoot Elementary School in Akron, Ohio, USA
And the grand prize winner is…!
The grand prize winner is Brooke LeVecchi of Glenkirk Elementary School in Gainsville, Virgina, USA. On behalf of Glenkirk Elementary, Brook won a collaborative learning prize including a SMART Document Camera with Mixed Reality Cube, SMART Response XE interactive response system (24 pack), SMART Notebook Math Tools software and three licenses of 3D Tools for SMART Notebook software, valued at US$4,999.
Six Amazing You Tube Videos
Learn about the experiences of SMART Exemplary Educators and their amazing learning moments in their self-created YouTube videos.
First Amazing Learning Moment – SMART Success with SMART Response interactive response system
Shannon Jakeman, Instructional Coach at William Perry Elementary in Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Watch a student explain how using SMART products helped transform him from someone who was struggling in classes and disliking school into an honor-roll student who is excited to learn.
Tom Scherschel, Teacher on Special Assignment at Chavez Elementary School in Norwalk, California, USA
See students create interactive activities about angles using an iPad and the Activity Builder in SMART Notebook 11 collaborative learning software. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T73HTfg662I
Third Amazing Learning Moment – Revolutionizing with SMART Response interactive response system!
Michelle Kedzierski, Teacher at Memorial Junior High in Lansing, Illonios, USA
Discover how the SMART Response interactive response system helps teachers create a positive learning environment that motivates students to learn and strive for success.
Fourth Amazing Learning Moment – SMART Summaries in 140 Characters or Less
Rafranz Davis, Teacher at Ennis High School in Ennis, Texas, USA
Learn how math students text their learning and engage in mathematical dialogue using the SMART Response XE interactive response system.
Fifth Amazing Learning Moment – The SMART Way to Crack the Code with SMART Notebook 11 collaborative learning software
Watch how students in a multisensory dyslexia program use SMART Notebook collaborative learning software to participate in tactile learning, resulting in increased collaboration, engagement and improved reading, spelling and handwriting skills.
Sixth Amazing Learning Moment – Working SMARTer with SMART Notebook 11 collaborative learning software
Mary T McCullagh, Social Studies Educator at Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, Florida
Watch students at Christopher Columbus High School review course content with SMART Notebook 11 collaborative learning software. They use the software’s newest interactive features, including the shake gesture to group objects, the embedded web browser and the activity builder.