Samsung Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are offering schools a chance to win up to $200,000 in Samsung and Microsoft technology. The contest encourages students to write a 100-word essay describing “How will the growing use of technology in the classroom benefit students in the future?” Essays should focus on the specific educational benefits of new technology, how advances in entertainment technology can be used to benefit education, and the positive long-term impacts of technology in the classroom. One grand-prize winning essayist will receive $200,000 worth of Samsung electronics and Microsoft education, productivity, and entertainment software for his or her school. An additional 100 schools each will receive $20,000 worth of Samsung electronics and Microsoft software. Plus, authors of all 101 winning essays will receive a Samsung MP3 player.

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