Jefferson Elementary 3rd Grade Class Finalists for Technology Award

By: Erin Myers Email
By: Erin Myers Email

Classrooms across the United States and Canada submitted their own music videos in hopes of winning a $20,000 technology award from educational tech company, eInstruction.

"We have technology in the building but more is always needed," said Jeanna Fiala.

Fiala is the principal at Jefferson Elementary in Grand Island. She says more resources are always needed.

"We share, we check out, we return... so having the opportunity to win that is amazing," said Fiala.

3rd grade teacher, Ashley Collins, saw the competition online and decided the contest was the right fit for her class.

"They wanted you to make a music video parody of a song showing how you use technology in the classroom, and we use technology all the time," said Collins.

The whole class participated in making the video and students say the new technology would help them learn in different and fun ways.
Jaxon Rojewski is a student in Miss Collin's class. He says, with the new technology,"I can draw it out, and then with other people, I can look at others and realize what I did wrong."

The top five finalists have been selected and Jefferson Elementary made the list. Principal Fiala says it's a great opportunity for their school to represent our region.

"We are the only Nebraska school in the running that's in the top five," said Fiala.

And determining a final winner is left up to voters...

"We teach our kids about goal setting and they set the goal to the best they could and now its up to the community to vote for their video," said Fiala.

Voting is open to the general public through tomorrow.
The grand prize winners will be announced on December 11th.

If you would like to vote... click on the 'related links' below.


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