"This is a challenging time for schools across the country. We know budget cuts, increasing standards and the stimulus package for education programs are weighing on the minds of teachers, school administrators and district IT professionals. To help K-12 schools navigate through these challenges, Acer, a market leader for netbook, notebook and overall PC technology, is offering an opportunity for schools to test its products with a free trial for a chance to win a grand prize of a new computer lab outfitted with Acer and Intel technology. Three runner-up winners will also win Acer and Intel technology for an entire classroom.
I am writing because I think your readers and their students could greatly benefit by this simple program. To enter Acer’s Education Technology Initiative, school district staff members and teachers must submit their application by August 31, 2009 at www.acer.com/us/k12.
To help guide you and your readers on the process for Acer’s Education Technology Initiative, I’ve included a few Q&A details below:
Question: Do you have to pay for the equipment if you are outfitted but not selected for the prize?
Answer: No. At the end of the 30-day product trial period, school district staff members can either return the product (free of charge and shipping) or purchase the product at a special discounted price.
Question: What info is required for the application and how long does it take to complete?
Answer: The only information required to apply is your name, contact information and school district – making this a simple application form that takes a matter of seconds to enter. Entries will be accepted for staff members of K-12 school districts only.
Now is perfect timing to take a test drive of the latest education technology for planning before the next school season begins. For more information about the building blocks of Acer’s K-12 education technology products and solutions, please visit: www.acer.us/education/index.htm.
Please feel free to contact me with questions or interest.
Stefanie Stockton on behalf of Acer and Intel
Original image: 'GHCA's Computer Lab Running Gentoo Linux' http://www.flickr.com/photos/27315689@N00/408727666 by: Michael Surran