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Technology continues to shape every part of our society and economy. Computer skills are an increasingly important requirement for careers in everything from sales, marketing and journalism to medicine, law and engineering.
In order for students to succeed in school and beyond, it’s especially important for them to learn computer skills and programs. Now more than ever, computer science plays a large role in helping students achieve their goals.
Write an essay or create a short video that explains an Internet-connected technology that you or your students utilize in the classroom. It can be anything from a keyboarding program to software that teaches students to code. Entries are judged on completion of all directions, creativity, opportunity for student enrichment and opportunities for student participation.
Essays must be:Written in English.
Video must be:1-2 minute video
Have all spoken words be in English.
Be hosted on Youtube.com or Vimeo.com.
All essays and videos must be submitted online using the submission form above.
All applicants must be employed full-time as (1) a professor at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or in an accredited graduate school program or (2) a Kindergarten-12th grade teacher at an elementary school, middle school, or high school in the United States. A participating elementary school, middle school, or high school must appear in the National Center for Education Statistics database (available at https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/). Applicants must also intend to continue teaching full-time throughout the 2016-2017 school year. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States.
Description of funds
One (1) winning applicant (the “Recipient”) will receive a one-time $1000 grant in the form of a Visa Reward Card to be applied toward a new technology for their classroom. Funds are provided by Internet Service Providers, LLC which operates the website ATTInternetService.com (the “Company”). The funds will be addressed to the Recipient and mailed to the school designated by the Recipient on his/her submission form.
Recipient selection and announcement
To be considered, an applicant must complete the online form and submit his/her essay or video online no later than February 3rd, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EST (the “Deadline”). After the Deadline, the Recipient will be selected by a team of judges following review of all entries received prior to the Deadline. Entries are judged on completion of all directions, creativity, opportunity for student enrichment and opportunities for student participation . The Recipient will be announced on or about March 6, 2017, on ATTInternetService.com and notified directly by the Company by email at the email address provided by the Recipient upon submission of his/her entry. Judges will include the Company’s writers and editors. If a Recipient is disqualified or fails to contact Company within 72 hours of being notified of the results, Company reserves the right to determine an alternate Recipient or not to award a grant, in its sole discretion.
Responsibilities of applicants/Recipient
By participating in this program, each applicant expressly: (A) releases the Company and its employees and agents from any liability or claim of any kind or nature for any loss, claim, damages, or injury of any kind associated with participation in the program and acceptance, possession or use of any grant; (B) accepts and agrees to be bound by these rules and Company’s decisions relating to participation in the program, selection of Recipients, and awarding of grants, all such decisions being final; and (C) agrees that South Carolina law governs this program without regard to conflicts of law principles, and consents to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state, and local courts of Lancaster County, South Carolina, for the resolution of all disputes pertaining to or arising from this program. Each Recipient must complete a declaration of eligibility and release on forms to be provided by the Company. Each Recipient must be actively teaching full time at an (1) accredited two-year or four-year college or university or in an accredited graduate school program, or (2) elementary, middle school, or high school that appear in the National Center for Education Statistics database (available at https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/) during the entire 2016-17 academic year without interruption, barring illness, emergency or military service. It is each Recipient’s responsibility to verify receipt of funds with his/her designated institution and notify the Company should the Visa Reward Card not arrive on or about 30 days from the issue date. By entering, each applicant represents that his/her submission is a work of the applicant’s own original authorship, and agrees that the Company will have a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide right and license to use the submission in any manner. The Company reserves the right to disqualify any entry for any reason, including without limitation: materials not suitable for general public viewing; obscene, lewd or offensive materials; the use of third-party content or other materials not authored by the applicant; and materials previously published or entered into any other competition. The Company is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, or illegible submissions, faulty transmissions, or submissions containing any virus or other system malfunction. Judges’ decisions are final. Any taxes are Recipient’s responsibility. The Company reserves the right to alter, discontinue or cancel this program at any time without notice for any reason, including in the event of fewer than 20 applicants. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Grant void where prohibited.
How To Enter:
Write or Create
Write a 300-450 word essay or create a 1-2 minute video that explains how you or your students use internet-connected technology in the classroom.
Fill out the submission form below and upload your essay or video online no later than February 3rd, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EST (the “Deadline”). Entries submitted after the Deadline will not be considered.
See if you win!
A team of ATTinternetservice.com editors and writers will evaluate each submission and select 1 winner to receive $1,000 in the form of Visa Reward Cards to be spent on new classroom technology. The winner will be notified by email on or after March 6, 2017.