I am part of the second round of the giveaway promotion of the Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z. This promotion, administered by The Influential Network on behalf of Lenovo, has people in various jobs create a contest to support their area of expertise. Each giveaway is run for 5 days and, once it is closed, a single winner from each contest is chosen to receive a ThinkCentre M90z from those who participate in the contest.
There are a few of us in the educational technology field participating in the giveways, and, since one of the participants has his contest running first and had the same idea as I did, I am going to change my parameters. Richard Byrne will be gathering the information I was interested in and there is no reason to have it duplicated.
I posted a blog entry about my initial impression of the Thinkcentre M90z here a few months ago. You might want to read it and read up on this great new machine!
My contest runs from April 18, 2011 at 6am (UTC -4:00) until April 22, 2011 at 7pm (UTC -4:00). The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this site at 8pm (UTC -4:00). My contest will be open to anyone in education (whether practicing teachers, undergrad or graduate education students, or educational consultants) and will ask participants to contribute an online resource that works well (and is pedagogically-sound) using the touchscreen of the Lenovo.
Our students are very "into" touchscreens with the influx of tablets into schools and their own personal lives. I have seen young children try to use a desktop computer's screen as a touchscreen, and, of course, it does not work!
However, this model of the Lenovo Thinkcentre M90z DOES have a touchscreen, so I will be asking you to find some good resources to take advantage of that capability.
The link to my contest page is here. Below, you will also find links to all of the others who are participating in this giveaway and the dates of their contests (and you will find some really cool new blogs to follow, too!)
Update April 18, 2011: Link to my contest page!
Lenovo M90z Giveaway Participants
|Free Tech 4 Teachers||Apr 14||Apr 18|
|Ilja Coolen \ ICSS||Apr 15||Apr 19|
|Physician Mom||Apr 16||Apr 20|
|Scrubd In||Apr 17||Apr 21|
|Kathy Schrock's Kaffeeklatsch||Apr 18||Apr 22|
|Apr 19||Apr 23|
|Box of Tricks||Apr 21||Apr 25|
|Clinton Fitch.com||Apr 22||Apr 26|
|Around the Corner||Apr 23||Apr 27|
|Tech Savvy Ed||Apr 25||Apr 29|
|Small Biz Technology||Apr 26||Apr 30|
|Ablet Factory||Apr 27||May 1|
|Click Newz||Apr 28||May 2|
|Geekazine||Apr 29||May 3|
|21st Century Education Technology||Apr 30||May 4|
|A GeekyMomma's Blog||May 1||May 5|
|Marsha Collier's Musings||May 2||May 6|
|VA Networking||May 3||May 7|
|Your Virtual Assistant||May 4||May 8|
|Jake Ludington's Media Blab||May 5||May 9|
|Mobile PC World||May 6||May 10|
|Dangerously Irrelevant||May 7||May 11|
|Bud the Teacher||May 8||May 12|
|Kikolani||May 9||May 13|
|Geeks To Go||May 10||May 14|
|Chad Lehman.com||May 11||May 15|