Entries are now being accepted from schools for SmartClass, a collaborative national competition which gives post-primary schools around the country the opportunity to win a complete technology package for their entire first year of students.
The competition, which is being run for the first time this year by Intel, Steljes and the Educational Company of Ireland will award a technology package which includes:
- a Fizzbook laptop for every student
- accompanying Smart software
- full digital curriculum content for the entire junior cycle, for the winning incoming first year students
- Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) fit-out for the school environment
- relevant teacher-training facilitation
Entries to the competition can be made on the SmartClass website until October 7th 2011 with the winning school being announced shortly afterwards.
Full competition guidelines and online entry form can be found at www.smartclass.ie.
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About The Educational Company of Ireland
The Educational Company of Ireland (Edco) is Ireland’s leading Educational Publisher, publishing a wide range of Primary & Post Primary textbooks, resources, and digital materials in line with the Irish Curriculum. The Company is leading the way towards the digital classroom with the launch of their new Edco e-book range. The Educational Company of Ireland, publishers of the award winning edcoDigital platform, believe that their interactive e-book solution will offer schools, pupils and parents real choice when it comes to the purchasing of educational content. http://www.edco.ie/.
Steljes Limited is an innovative technology distributor that sources products from around the world, working with manufacturers to customise and bring their solutions to the UK & Irish market through its specialised channel network. The company’s innovative solutions enable people to interact and communicate more effectively while working and learning. The company has been sourcing products from around the world for over 20 years, introducing LCD panels, projectors, plasma displays and interactive whiteboards to the UK & Ireland market. The company has consistently been the Ireland’s number one supplier of interactive whiteboards with a market share of 40% (source: Futuresouce Consulting). Steljes Group is a privately owned company and has helped companies such SMART Technologies, Turning Technologies and AVerMedia become market leaders in their categories. http://www.steljes.com/.