With the new school year now in full swing, local schools are looking for ways to incorporate the latest technology into the classroom. Let’s face it technology in class rooms is paltry at best and is need of a significant upgrade. In an effort to support teachers and students who have a passion for technology and education, Best Buy created its Best in Class program to inspire teachers and students to develop compelling educational projects that will advance learning through the integration of technology in the classroom.
Best Buy will be awarding $200,000 in technology to ten Canadian schools and will send the Geek Squad to each of the winning schools to provide expert guidance on how to maximize the new technology. Students and teachers in Grades 7-12 are asked to develop their proposals, which must include a video and a written proposal that outline how they would like to integrate various consumer electronic technologies in the classroom and how it will provide an educational benefit.
Schools may submit their video and written proposals from September 13th through October 24th online at www.BestBuy.ca/BestinClass.