This is an easy one for me to answer. I am blessed to have 4 children that love to learn. Because of this, we find learning opportunities in everything. We discuss interesting things on the commute to work. Yesterday, Kristopher (age 4) wanted to know all about how fireworks are made, why they are loud, and why people play with them. Another day we discussed why they have to go to school at all. They were actually upset when school ended. Although now they are happy to be in summer camp.

And yes, since they are my children, they are very much into technology. And I encourage this. I am very glad that they want to learn how to use the computer. Of course we do it in moderation, but I love it. My boys just made 5 and they know how to navigate to their favorite game websites (kid friendly of course). My girls often tell me that they “Googled” something that they want to know about. I help them by bookmarking the sites that they are allowed to visit, and showing them how to use other programs on the computer to type, create art, and more.

At only 8 and 4 they are still young, but I have no doubt in my mind that they will continue the excitement for learning. I’ve been told several times that my girls show many gifted characteristics. I think “Wow, really?” But I see it. I know it’s there. And I encourage it.

The Contest

Intel wants to know what inspires your student to learn. Some students love a particular teacher, subject, or even someone in class that they want to impress.

Students can enter the contest for a chance to win a new Toshiba laptop with 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 technology! That means it is fast!

Contest information:

  • Open to students 14 – 18. If student is 14 – 17 years of age, please have parent submit on student’s behalf.
  • Contest is open until August 15. Winners will be announced Sept. 15.
  • Winner will receive a laptop with Intel 2nd Generation Core i5 technology for themselves, plus a Sony Internet TV for their school
  • To enter, students should e-mail their name, age, state, telephone number and answer to the question, “What inspires you to learn?” to studentinspiration@intel.com (minimum 50 words)
  • Students can also include links to original photos, videos or other multimedia content that will add to their entry. Please only submit content that is appropriate at school and that the student would submit to their teacher. If the entry includes content with someone in it, be sure that you have their written permission. Students cannot use copyrighted material in their entry, unless they have specific written permission from the copyrighted material owner
  • Entries will be judged by a panel of Intel and education experts based upon: (1) Relevance to the question, “What inspires you to learn?” (80%), (2) compelling nature of entry, including supplementary materials submitted (20%). Note: the entries will not be made public unless they are selected as one of the finalists.

Complete contest rules http://bit.ly/IdeaJamEducationRules

 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Intel and Mom Bloggers Club. All opinions are my own.