eSchool News is celebrating 25 years in 2023, and during a March contest, 25 winners took home Amazon gift cards, with one additional grand prize winner receiving an Apple iPad.
Winners in the Celebrate 25! contest included curriculum coordinators, school office managers, classroom teachers, principals, technology directors, and school library professionals.
From being among the first new outlets to bring awareness to edtech initiatives such as one-to-one device programs in K-12 schools, to covering the myriad ways the COVID-19 pandemic has changed what education looks like, eSchool News continues to bring new developments, ideas, and innovations to its audience of K-12 decision makers, IT leaders, and classroom educators.
Here’s what some of our winners had to say:
Grand prize Apple iPad winner Talita Pilart, the office manager at William Logan Stephens Middle School, said: “eSchool News is an essential resource for educators, providing valuable digital content on integrating tech in education to maximize instruction and transform learning experiences.”
From Almira PK-8 Academy, curriculum coordinator Janee Moss: “I enjoy all of the resources I am made aware of through eSchool News. Since the pandemic, school has changed and every educator is trying to get a grasp of the new normal. Trying to incorporate technology into in-person education in a way that enhances educational experiences without totally removing the human element is tricky. Getting everyone on the same page comfortably is the challenge. eSchool News provides articles that help bridge the gap between what we have always done and what we can possibly do. I share the articles with educators to help them embrace and make sense of the different ways to augment, modify, and redesign tasks, activities, and projects done in class.”
“I love the articles! I share them with our teachers all the time! Thank you so much for all you do to help us educators,” said Lisa Francis, Head of School at Tidewater Academy.
Kenyon Andrews, a teacher in Slaton ISD, shared the different ways eSchool News helps educators in their commitment to student learning: “eSchool News is a reputable and well-known news source in the education industry, providing valuable insights and updates on the latest trends, technologies, and practices in K-12 and higher education. eSchool News similarly aligns with my shared values in commitment to supporting educators and promoting excellence in education, making it a rich wealth resource for educators and administrators alike.”
And Argelia Tellex, office manager at Juan Lagunas Soria School, said: “Working in the IT industry, eSchool News assists me in staying ‘in the know’ in all areas of education!”