Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lenovo Thinkcentre M90z Contest (April 18-22)

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

Site Start End Date
Free Tech 4 TeachersApr 14 Apr 18
Ilja Coolen \ ICSSApr 15 Apr 19
Physician MomApr 16 Apr 20
Scrubd InApr 17 Apr 21
Kathy Schrock's KaffeeklatschApr 18 Apr 22
Steve Harg
Apr 19 Apr 23
Box of TricksApr 21 Apr 25
Clinton Fitch.comApr 22 Apr 26
Around the CornerApr 23 Apr 27
Tech Savvy EdApr 25 Apr 29
Small Biz TechnologyApr 26 Apr 30
Ablet FactoryApr 27 May 1
Click NewzApr 28 May 2
Geekazine Apr 29 May 3
21st Century Education TechnologyApr 30 May 4
A GeekyMomma's BlogMay 1 May 5
Marsha Collier's MusingsMay 2 May 6
VA NetworkingMay 3 May 7
Your Virtual AssistantMay 4 May 8
Jake Ludington's Media BlabMay 5 May 9
Mobile PC WorldMay 6 May 10
Dangerously IrrelevantMay 7 May 11
Bud the TeacherMay 8 May 12
KikolaniMay 9 May 13
Geeks To GoMay 10 May 14
Chad Lehman.comMay 11 May 15