Thank you to all the contributors
making LIVE's 3rd Annual Top Teacher Week a success!
A special thanks to Dole for providing the Top School with $25,000 and product
New DOLE® Frozen Fruit Single-serve Cups offer delicious frozen fruit in convenient cups for fresh fruit taste at home or on-the-go. These convenient cups come in three delicious varieties, including: blueberry, strawberry and pineapple. http://www.dole.com/FrozenFruitCups/
Grand Prize for the Top Teacher Winner: 2013 Ford Fusion
The all new 2013 Fusion offers three gasoline engines and two hybrid choices. In addition to the standard gasoline engine,
there are two new available EcoBoost® engines, which give you a no-compromise combination of power and fuel efficiency.
In an effort to maximize efficiency while lowering carbon emissions, the conventional hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric
Fusions each feature a gas engine and electric motor.
The technology features in the 2013 Fusion keep you connected - with the world, with your car. Available SYNC® with MyFord Touch® allows you to keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road while you play your favorite music, control the interior climate, make or receive phone calls and receive turn-by-turn directions. There are also available features that do everything from warning you of vehicles in your blind spot to parallel parking your car with the help of ultrasonic sensors. The 2013 Ford Fusion will be in dealerships this fall. For more information, please visit www.ford.com/cars/fusion/2013/
Friday May 18th, 2012: Kristin Golia
eInstruction is a leading global technology company focused on helping educators drive academic progress every day. With eInstruction's
interactive teaching and assessment solutions, educators have the ability to effectively monitor, aggregate and analyze student performance
during classroom instruction. This real-time feedback has been shown to increase student engagement and achievement in conjunction with the
company's family of products, such as ExamView® software, Insight 360T formative instruction system, MobiT mobile interactive whiteboards,
CPST student response systems, and more powerful tools.
eInstruction continues to collaborate with the education community to pioneer innovative solutions to help energize, engage, and assess students in learning. Millions of students, teachers, and professors use eInstruction® technology in 500,000 K-12 classrooms and more than 1,000 higher education institutions around the world. Available in more than 40 languages, eInstruction® technology is enhancing education in over 90 countries worldwide.
VOMO ISLAND RESORT
Our nation's educators deserve all the support and kudos we can give them - as well as a chance to get away from it all to relax and rejuvenate -
so they're ready to inspire and change lives again the next school year! That's why we are so thrilled to award one lucky teacher and their
spouse a trip to a South Seas paradise - full of adventure! Vomo Fiji is just such a place!
You'll be whisked away on Air Pacific - the national airline of Fiji www.airpacific.com that flies to ten different countries in North America, Asia and the Pacific -- to land at Nadi International Airport in Fiji.
Just an hour boat ride from the main harbor lies Vomo Island Resort -- the only hotel on an idyllic, 225-acre private island in the Mamanuca Islands Group, North West of Fiji's main island... www.vomofiji.com
The ultimate in privacy, Vomo accommodates just 72 guests and approximately 110 staff -- who literally sing you a welcome upon arrival. As the days in paradise unfold, you are sure to see why CONDE NAST TRAVLER voted Fijieans "the friendliest people on earth!"
A wide range of activities are available-- including magnificent snorkeling (some of the best in Fiji!) & scuba-diving, helicopter tours, fish feeding, sail boating, glass bottom kayaking and even a romantic sunset cruise around the island. Vomo also offers a range of sporting activities from tennis and volleyball to a 9-hole chip & putt golf course.
With a focus on fresh, clean flavors, the resort serves up world-class culinary fare made with vegetables and seafood gathered from Vomo's very own vegetable gardens and surrounding ocean waters. Meals are served at the Reef Restaurant -- overlooking the main pool - en suite, or on the beach. For a truly breath-taking experience, enjoy cocktails in The Rocks Bar and watch the sun set across the water over the resort's prehistoric looking private islet, Vomo Lai Lai. A favorite guest activity: being dropped off for a private champagne picnic on the beach of this deserted islet.
Your love for children will be nurtured as you see the tykes enjoying Vomo's Turtle Club -- where they're entertained in island style with numerous activities designed to fit their age group from painting, crafts, crab hunting on the beach and, of course, learning to sing and dance like the angelic Fijieans.
And, there will be plenty to tell your students about when you get back to the classroom - especially Vomo's Turtle Protection Programme, which rears Hawksbill turtles after they have hatched on the island, until the turtles reach an age where they can protect themselves from natural predators.
Fiji Friday prize
Thursday May 17th, 2012: Bryan Sawyer
Intel Classmate PC
Intel's Education Markets Platform Group (EMPG) has revolutionized the way students learn with classroom additions such as the student-friendly classmate PC. Kids love the clamshell and convertible designs which make learning fun and portable. Both products are shock-absorbent and water-resistant with rugged features that make the Intel-powered classmate PC the perfect tool for students. Part of the Intel Learning Series suite, the classmate PC products are purpose-built tools for education that help students develop 21st century learning skills. Intel is committed to advancing education, and 7 million students worldwide are taking advantage of the Intel Learning Series products.
Bitter End Yacht Club
Located on the protected waters of the North Sound on the island of Virgin Gorda (British Virgin Islands) and accessible only by sea, the lush,
beachfront resort, Bitter End Yacht Club, is a sailing and watersports mecca, thanks to its near perfect year-round sailing conditions, eternal
sunshine and crystal-blue protected waters.
Where love of the water, family tradition, and the generous Caribbean spirit matter most, Bitter End
is known for its casual, safe, comfortable atmosphere and robust activity programs, making it a favorite destination for active couples, families
and groups, many of which who return year-after-year. This resort features 85 beachfront, bungalow-style guest rooms, the world's largest
complimentary club fleet of watercraft for guest use, 70 moorings and 20 slips, an on-site sailing school, two restaurants, a full-service
award-winning spa, a provisioning Emporium, shops, a freshwater pool and three private beaches and extensive hiking trails. Intrinsic to the
resort's experience, Bitter End offers top-tier activities for families and children, a vibrant history as the Hokin family retreat, and a
long-standing commitment to the BVI community and environment, and this is why Bitter End is regularly hailed as one of the top full-service
resorts in the world. The Bitter End Yacht Club is just 12 miles from Tortola, 30 miles from St. Thomas and 75 miles from Puerto Rico. For more
information or to make reservations, call 800-872-2392 or visit www.beyc.com.
The more than 60 islands and cays that form the British Virgin Islands provide visitors a destination that is luxurious yet laidback. The BVI offers stunning natural beauty, magnificent accommodations and hassle-free hospitality, as well as world-class sailing and diving, award-winning cuisine, spas and an unmatched private getaway experience. From breathtaking vistas to the exhilarating island-hopping experiences to be had, the BVI is the ultimate destination for the discerning traveler. To learn more, visit www.bvitourism.com or call toll-free 1-800-835-8530.
Wednesday May 16th, 2012: Monica Dunn
Intel Core-powered ASUS All-in-One PC
The ASUS All-in-One PC combines a large 24" HD display and full PC into one sleek device. At the heart of this PC is the 2nd
Generation Intel® CoreT i3 processor, which provides amazing performance and stunning visuals.
The high-definition, multi-touch display enables a new, interactive way for learning and sharing, and its super sharp colors will enhance visually-intensive creative tasks. The built-in Blu-ray Disc player delivers pristine HD resolution and amazing video clarity, and allows users to burn video projects to DVD media to share with family or friends. With Intel and Asus, you get a difference in performance that you can truly see and feel. Because the only thing more amazing than Intel® technology is what you'll do with it.
BEYOND THE RACK
Beyond the Rack, North America's premier online shopping club, offers its members the most sought-after designer brand apparel, accessories,
beauty, and home décor products at up to 80% off retail. Beyond the Rack sells its products in the context of two-day, first-come, first-served,
limited-quantity events. Members can expect up to 15 new events each day, starting at 11AM ET. Beyond the Rack proudly serves over 6 million
members across North America.
Get a $10 shopping credit by signing up to Beyond the Rack here
Tuesday May 15th, 2012: Wendy Martin
Epson, the number one selling projector brand worldwide, is excited to provide five BrightLink interactive projectors and table mounts for Top Teacher Week! The Epson BrightLink 455Wi projector can turn virtually any surface - from tables to walls to white boards - into an interactive learning space where teachers and students can participate in a hands-on experience. The folks at Jonti-Craft make this package even sweeter by furnishing tables on which the BrightLink can easily be mounted, for added flexibility in the classroom. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.epson.com.
This bucket list destination is so incredibly beautiful; you'll think you stepped into a painting. Take in Alaska as seen from
the panoramic perspective of your own private balcony where Princess delivers exactly what you'd want from such an
awe-inspiring destination - a relaxing vacation that leaves everyday life far behind while enjoying the scenic wonders and
wildlife of the 49th state.
During your week-long cruise, you'll have the option of peaceful days of pure leisure or a myriad of activities and exciting places to explore. Onboard you'll enjoy a wide array of pursuits including world-class dining, amusing entertainment, fascinating enrichment classes and luxurious spa treatments, while onshore you'll delight in the adventure found in "The Great Land."
Monumental glaciers are nature's draw and Alaska's waterways reveal more of these thrilling Ice Age giants than anywhere else on earth. Alaska's Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, home to bald eagles, whales, sea lions, otters, brown bears, mountain goats and flocks of seabirds. Plus you'll visit a variety of flavorful ports of call full of rich history and native culture. Enjoy exploring the breathtaking seaways and quaint ports of the Inside Passage to Alaska with Princess Cruises.
Monday May 14th, 2012: Danielle Greco
Supporting education has been a top priority since Dave Hewlett and Bill Packard began HP in 1939. Today, HP's commitment to
education and innovation continues as we perfect technology solutions with unmatched breadth and unsurpassed quality. HP has
generously provided cash, awards, grants, donated technology and other resources to numerous institutions.
Using technology effectively in the classroom is essential to prepare students for successful futures in higher education, internships and the competitive global workforce. HP is passionate about technology adoption in the classroom and arming teachers and students with the right technology to support them. HP's education tools encourage student collaboration and interactive learning leading to greater academic achievement.
www.hp.com or www.hp.com/go/k12
Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia