The MindShare Learning Report Launches Canada's 21st Century Back-to-School Interactive Classroom Contest

    - K-12 Public School Educators Can Qualify to Win over $10,000 in
    Classroom Technology -

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - The MindShare Learning Report today
announces the official launch of the HP MindShare Learning Report(TM) 21st
Century Interactive Classroom contest. This inaugural event aims to create
greater awareness around 21st century learning skills and the need to prepare
students for the global knowledge-based economy.
    Through a video submission, K-12 educators from publicly funded schools
across Canada are challenged to share their interactive classroom technology
success stories or vision of the 21st century classroom. Qualified entrants
will be eligible to win one of three classroom technology prize packages, each
valued at more than $10,000, from leading classroom technology providers. The
first deadline for submission is Friday, October 17, 2008, at midnight.
    "We're pushing the 21st century learning envelope to inspire change and
celebrate Canadian education innovation in K-12 classrooms," says
Robert Martellacci, president and publisher, The MindShare Learning Report
-Canada's Premier Educational Technology eMagazine.
    "Teachers love the support technology provides in the classroom. It makes
a good teacher better and enriches his or her practice. In order for teachers
to provide children with the optimum learning opportunities, they need to have
access to 21st century tools," said Cheryl Paige, national award-winning
principal, Joyce Public School, Toronto District School Board and member of
the judging panel for the HP MindShare Learning Report 21st Century
Interactive Classroom contest.
    "At HP, we are committed to offering high-quality technology designed
with the needs of the education community in mind," said Derek Merilees,
national marketing manager, Education, HP Canada. "HP provides tools that
enable teachers to develop the ideas, capabilities and skills needed to enrich
the learning experience, integrate technology into the curriculum and prepare
themselves and students for the 21st century classroom. That's why we have
chosen to sponsor MindShare Learning Report's 21st Century Interactive
Classroom contest."
    The HP MindShare Learning Report Interactive Classroom has attracted
premier sponsors who have offered generous prizes to support 21st Century
Classroom innovation. HP is the contest's title sponsor; prize sponsors
include FrontRow, EPSON, Microsoft, netTrekker, Pearson, SMART Technologies
and Texthelp.

    Classroom Technology Prize Packs listed by sponsor - Three (3) classroom
technology prize packs will be awarded, one per month (October, November and
December). The prize packs are each valued at more than $10,000 and include:

    Sponsor            Product
    FrontRow           FrontRow Pro Digital Classroom amplification system
    EPSON              PowerLite Projector
    HP                 HP 2133Mini Note PC
    Microsoft          8GB Black MS Zune
                       MS Office Ultimate
    netTrekker         One-year school subscription - Education Search engine
    Pearson            eBook  software
     Technologies      SMART Board 680 interactive whiteboard
                       Senteo interactive response system
                       SMART Document Camera
                       Read&Write GOLD MOBILE, including 1 (one) year
    Texthelp Systems   Software Maintenance Services

    How to enter for a chance to Win!

    Teachers from publicly funded K-12 Canadian schools can go to: for more contest

    About The MindShare Learning Report(TM) - Canada's Premier Educational
Technology eMagazine. 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. Other elements of
the MSL Report eMagazine include: successful practices, ask an educator, ask a
professor, research & tech tools, GreenIT and career listings, to support
educators and educational technology providers in maintaining a pulse for
emerging trends in Canada.

    About MindShare Learning(TM) - MindShare Learning is a privately held
company based in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada. Its hallmark is providing
strategic marketing solutions to learning & technology solution providers in
the K-12, HED and corporate learning markets to support new market expansion
and revenue growth. MindShare Learning's partial client list includes: Adobe
(Macromedia), Blackboard Inc., EPSON, RM PLC UK, Softease Ltd. UK, THINKronize
(netTrekker), IMSI (, CERC (Canadian Education Resources Council),
NECTAR Foundation and ERDI Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Robert Martellacci, President & Publisher,
MindShare Learning Report, Tel: (905) 814-0900, Mobile: (416) 569-2106,

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