High school teachers educating those on technology have chance to be recognized

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Updated: 10/30/2012 12:29 pm
WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- TechisGood.org is giving teachers who are educating through the use of technology a chance to be recognized.

Tech is Good, a local non-profit, is launching the Tech.Inspired Teacher of the Year recognition program for the first time in Washoe County.

Now through Nov. 15, the public can vote on Facebook for their favorite Tech Inspired high school teacher to win $3,000 to use in their classroom.

One teacher was selected from each of nine participating public high schools by their principal for being a leader in integrating technology in their classroom and beyond. Teachers were selected for inspiring students through innovative use of technology in their classroom and promoting “education in action,” such as using Facebook, online forums, creating applications, special projects or competitions. Teachers were chosen from Spanish, English, math, science, history, business and technology classes.

All nominees will receive prize packages and two runners up will each receive $1,000 for their classroom. Each nominated teacher has a video and bio available on www.techisgood.org. Voting takes place on Facebook. Tech is Good is utilizing a local Reno based company, Shortstack for integrating a voting based app in their Facebook page. Sponsorship support of the Tech Inspired Teacher of the Year recognition was donated by the Northern Nevada region of DaVita, Inc., which utilizes technology everyday for education and support of patients receiving kidney care and dialysis.

Public online voting will take place through Nov. 15. Votes will be tallied throughout the entire competition, with each IP address limited to one vote per day. The winner will be awarded based on who garnered the most votes and will be notified in December. The winning teacher will be recognized and awarded in January 2013

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