SMART Technologies Inc., the industry pioneer and global education market segment leader in easy-to-use interactive whiteboards and other group collaboration tools, has invited entries for SMART’s World Teachers’ Day Video Contest from teachers across the Middle East. Educators have been requested to submit videos that demonstrate how SMART Board interactive whiteboards are improving student learning outcomes. Seventy-five winners, selected from five global regions, will be eligible to win iPods, SMART Board interactive whiteboards and the grand prize, an all-inclusive trip to the BETT 2007 education technology trade show in London, England. The grand-prize winning video will be posted on SMART’s website.
Started by UNESCO to recognise teacher contributions around the globe, and celebrated on October 5 in over 100 countries, World Teachers’ Day aims to raise awareness of and appreciation for the vital contributions that teachers make to education. SMART’s World Teachers’ Day Video Contest aims to showcase teachers and highlight what they do for the personal growth of their students. As the global market segment leader in education technology products, SMART continues to support initiatives that inspire classroom best practices and have a positive impact on whole-class learning. SMART offers continuous training and support for teachers using technology.
“World Teachers’ Day reminds all of us to express our thanks and give recognition to teachers around the world who devote themselves to mentoring and educating the next generation,” says Nancy Knowlton, SMART’s president and co-CEO. “Teachers ignite the imaginations of students and inspire them to learn through the effective use of our technology, and we look forward to the video entries showcasing just how they do that.”
“SMART’s commitment to incorporating innovative technology into teaching has enabled teachers to increase engagement, retention and motivation among today’s technology-savvy students. As SMART’s sole authorized distributor for the region, Intmark is committed to offer specialized, hands-on consultation and service to our customers that will promote academic excellence and competition at all levels,” says Maher Husseini, Director, Intmark Distribution.