Mobile devices are fast becoming a part of every school’s curriculum. But with so many vague and incomplete road maps, the real challenge becomes HOW schools incorporate the latest hardware into the classroom. This is where educators such as you come in. Over the past year, Sony assembled a group of education experts (Sony Education Ambassadors) tasked with answering that challenge.
Sony is now expanding the Educational Ambassador program, and they are searching high and low for more educators willing to join the team! If you would like to become an advocate for classroom technology—and receive a free Xperia Z tablet in the process— please follow this link for a downloadable application, and submit the form and a sample resource by Friday, May 24th.
Sony is looking for educators willing to offer their insight and help shape the development of education technology with one of the world’s leading brands. Ambassadors will create content that provides fellow educators with examples of how to leverage classroom technology in order to enhance the K-12 learning experience. Since the site launched in February the Educational Ambassador community has built a comprehensive library of over 100 resources made by educators, for educators. Some examples of these resources include:
Turn Your Tablet Into a Wireless Microphone for Dragon Dictation
Sony Xperia Tablet: Apps for the Primary Classroom
Build a Voting Booth: Ideas for Teaching in a One Tablet Classroom 1
Common Core Connections: The Big Reveal
Learning About Weather
Video to Web Site in a Snap!
Math Apps for the Elementary Classroom
Create an eBook: Ideas for Teaching in a One Tablet Classroom 4
If you are selected as a member of the team, Sony will provide your transportation to will be distributed during the program orientation session this summer at ISTE (June 24-26) as well as your lodging for the night of the Orientation event. The Xperia Z tablet(and other tech goodies) will be distributed during our program orientation session this summer at ISTE.
We do need more workshops and programs tailored to suit the appearance of mobile devices in the classroom and I think this is a great start!
Jay Noel said:
That is a fantastic idea. I’ve been out of teaching since 2000…it’s amazing how much has changed in the world of technology.