CDW-G and Discovery Education recently announced that Central Middle School in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Fischer Mitchell Elementary School in Bath, Maine, are the grand prize winners of the 2006 “Win a Wireless Lab” sweepstakes. CDW-G and Discovery Education sponsor the annual sweepstakes to encourage teachers to expand their use of technology in the classroom. Bill King, a technology teacher at Central Middle School in Murfreesboro, Tenn., won a wireless lab with 20 Lenovo tablet computers, a PolyVision Lightning RM Easiteach calibration-free interactive white board, an InFocus LCD projector and an HP LaserJet printer. Kitty O’Neil, a speech and language teacher at Fisher Mitchell Elementary School in Bath, Maine, won a wireless lab with 20 HP tablet computers, a PolyVision Lightning RM Easiteach calibration-free interactive white board, an HP LCD projector and an HP LaserJet printer. CDW-G and Discovery Education will provide installation and training, as well as oversee the launch at both schools in the fall. The wireless labs are installed on a Bretford wireless cart with three NETGEAR access points enabling educators to easily transport the tablet PCs, projector and printer from one classroom to another. In addition, an APC back-up power protection unit, 20 Corel software licenses and a networked collection of Discovery School life, earth and physical science CD-ROMs are included with both grand prize packages. Each grand prize is valued at more than $40,000. The 2006 “Win a Wireless Lab” sweepstakes awarded 40 educators from 22 states prizes totaling nearly $100,000.

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