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Help Your School Win a Technology Makeover Valued at $50,000!

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I went to a meeting at my kids’ school the other night and the teacher was talking about how the hum from the old computers in the school computer lab is so loud,  it literally gives you a headache! Ouch. Not good for the teachers, not good for the students. But like so many school districts, funds are tight so some say you take an aspirin and move on. Or do you?

I was very excited to learn that SchoolFamily.com is partnering with Lenovo for their Dream to Do Contest! By entering this contest your school can win a technology makeover valued at $50,000. I can’t think of any schools that could not use that!  Not only is the prize amazing, but Lenovo is demonstrating their commitment to education by providing teachers with some terrific tools to enhance learning.  They have created a “What will you do when you grow up” career lesson kit for grades kindergarten through 8.  As a parent of a senior in high school, I for one think it’s never too early for teachers to start exposing kids to career options. 

Here’s how you can enter your school into the Dream to Do Contest:

  • Grab some crayons or markers and get your kids drawing. K-8 students can submit a drawing of what they want to DO when they grow up, accompanied by a sentence.
  • Vote once per day on drawing submissions from your school – and tell friends and family to vote too!

And oh, by registering you’re automatically entered to win a THINKPAD X130e. Visit http://www.lenovodreamtodo.com/technologymakeover for all the details.  Get those kids thinking about what they want to do when they grow up and grab the markers. Best of luck.

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