HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A FREE DIGITAL CAMERA! Keep Reading...
A week ago, Spunky ran a contest on her site that ended yesterday. Academic Superstore contacted both of us to run a contest giving away prizes to spread awareness of their online warehouse of educational technology products. Spunky's contest was "Capture the Educational Moment", and mine is "Share Your Favorite Lesson Plan". It's not entirely that different; and certainly will be just as easy to win. I would suggest that you read through my rules before you start blogging away, though. There may be a few changes to the requirements and prizes that you might want to take note of.
Here's what Academic Superstore is wanting:
This contest asks participants to submit their favorite Lesson Plan. This can come from Teachers, Parents, Home Schoolers or even Students who enjoyed a particular lesson plan designed by their favorite teacher or professor (or curriculum, but please give credit to the original author of the lesson!). The submissions can be very general - A basic description would be sufficient. With this contest, Academic Superstore simply wants to start a discourse about education and raise awareness about the Academic Superstore website.
So, with rules that simple... how can you go wrong? A new digital camera is only a blog post or forum/group email away!
AGE LIMITS/PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Like Spunky's contest: "This contest is open to ALL public and private teachers, parents, home schoolers and students (18 and older). Entries outside the United States are also welcome."
...But... I'm giving the prizes to TWO different people (to increase the number of winners).
FIRST and SECOND PRIZE:
First Prize: Canon PowerShot SD600
Second Prize: Timbuk2 Messenger Bag
HOW TO ENTER:
Write about your favorite lesson plan, the memories of a special day when you learned or taught (or both) that lesson plan, and post it as a blog entry. If you aren't a blogger, send the entry to someone who IS and you can qualify to win, too! If you don't know a blogger, you can email me (and a valid homeschool forum or email group) your contest entry story (click my CONTACT link above to find out how).
PHOTOS AND WRITING IDEAS:
You don't have to have photos, but they are welcome. There is no length requirement for the post. The lesson plan does not have to be traditional text-book style. Tell us about any kind of lesson - be it horseback riding, reading, star-gazing, painting, finger-spelling, lapbooking, taking a field trip or learning how to multiply. Any kind of learning will do!
The two First and Second Prize winners will be chosen by my family at random (we will all vote on our favorites so that it is fair). I may allow another few homeschooling moms and even public school teachers (I have a few in my family) to help if we have a hard time choosing.
LINKS AND POSTING RULES:
Just like Spunky's contest, the POSTED entry (on your blog/friend's blog) must also inlcude a LINK to both THIS POST and ACADEMIC SUPERSTORE. Here's what the links should look like:
This post is my entry to win a camera in the "Share Your Favorite Lesson Plan" Contest sponsored by Sprittibee and Academic Superstore.
Note: Please make sure that Sprittibee and Academic Superstore are hyperlinked or "clickable".
Then, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post's comment section and link to your story so we can all read it.
The deadline for entering is next Friday, September 29, 2006 at Midnight (Central - US). No late entries, please. The winner will be announced Monday, October 2, 2006!
I can't wait to read all your lesson plan entries!
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