Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Enter the Intel Wired to Learn Contest to Win Tech for Your School

Disclosure: Intel is an advertiser on Free Technology for Teachers.

Through their Wired to Learn Contest, Intel is giving three lucky schools technology prize packages worth up to $25,000.

Entering the Wired to Learn Contest is fairly easy. First, you need to visit the Intel AppUp center to register and install the Intel AppUp Center on your computer. Then submit a story in 500 words or less explaining why your school should receive one of the prize packages. Optionally, you can also include pictures or videos with your entry. The recipients of the prize packages will be determined by public voting so once you’ve completed the entry steps tell your community to go and vote for your submission. Voting is open through December 4 so you still have a few weeks to share your story and get your community to vote.

What is the Intel AppUp Center?
The Intel AppUp Center provides a convenient way to find, install, and run a wide variety of education, entertainment, and productivity applications on your netbook or computer. The applications you select run in the Intel AppUp Center you install on your netbook or computer. Each application in the Intel AppUp Center is scanned for spyware and malware. Each app is also vetted for compatibility with your computer. Just like in other app stores, there is a mix of free and paid applications. Unlike in some app markets, you can try applications in the Intel AppUp Center before you buy them. Click here to view a nice selection of free and paid applications for education.

Applications for Education

With the holiday shopping season right around the corner there is sure to be a number of students acquiring inexpensive laptops and netbooks. The Intel AppUp Center could be a good place for students, parents, and teachers to find free applications to maximize the educational possibilities of their new machines.