San Diego, CA--Hitachi Software Engineering America has extended the deadline for the StarBoard Summer School Contest, a program designed to encourage lesson sharing among K-12 educators via the Hitachi Software online Educators Resource Center. A strong supporter of open educator resources, Hitachi Software will offer prizes to the 10 most interactive and educational lesson plans, as determined by a third-party panel of judges.
The Summer School Content Contest began in July and will now close on October 31. Open to any United States K-12 teacher 21 years or older, there is no purchase necessary to win. Teachers simply visit the Educators Resource Center at www.hitachi-soft.com and upload their lesson plan designed to optimize the use of an interactive whiteboard and/or LCD projector.
Lesson plans will be judged on five criteria: interactivity, educational quality, presentation, creativity, and multiple lessons submitted. At the end of the entry period, a third-party panel of judges will choose 10 prizewinners. One lucky first place winner will receive a Hitachi 50-inch plasma TV. One second place winner will receive a Hitachi 42-inch plasma TV. Three third place winners will receive a Hitachi Hybrid 8GB camcorder. Five fourth place winners will receive a Hitachi Software StarBoard BT-2G wireless freedom tablet.