Classroom Innovation Awards Launch Today

November 9, 2010 // 2:25 p.m.

ASUS and The Guardian Classroom Innovation hub open new competition with the chance to win £7,500 of computing equipment for your school



From the day that the doors opened in May this year, The Guardian’s Classroom Innovation hub in association with ASUS has prompted comment and opened up a new platform for the discussion and exploration of ICT in the classroom.



Staying on the forefront of ICT in the academic landscape this month has seen the introduction of the Classroom Innovation Awards that offer teachers the chance to show and share their innovative and most compelling ideas about using technology in or outside the classroom at their school.



With the first entry going live at guardian.co.uk/classroom-innovation today, this is your chance to not only share ideas but also to be in the running to win £7,500 worth of ASUS computing kit for your school.



To enter the Classroom Innovation Awards all you have to do is produce a short, three minute video of your idea demonstrating innovative use of technology at school in teaching and learning, and upload it to the Classroom Innovation hub before the 11th December 2010.



There are two prizes of £7,500 worth of ASUS computing kit available – one for primary schools and the other for secondary. What’s more, as an additional incentive to enter, every school that sends in an entry will receive an ASUS thank you pack containing three computer cleaning kits, 10 memory sticks and 40 Classroom innovation awards badges.



Readers will be asked to vote online for the most innovative and thought provoking idea between 11 Dec 2010 – 07 Jan 2011. A shortlist of 6 schools will then be published and their entries will be showcased on the ASUS stand at BETT 2011, the international technology in education show held at London Olympia from 12-15 January 2011, where all of the 6 finalists will also be invited to come along and present their compelling use of technology to BETT Show visitors, who will vote to select the final winners from each category.



For more information on how to enter, and to view the first innovative entry showing how a school is using dance to teach spreadsheets, please visit: www.guardian.co.uk/classroom-innovation



Full terms and conditions can be found at:

www.guardian.co.uk/classroom-innovation/terms-and-conditions.





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ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, displays, desktop PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia, wireless solutions, networking devices and mobile phones.

Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,268 awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand people and a world-class R&D team of 3,000 engineers, the company's revenue for 2009 was US$7.5 billion.





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