Apple on Monday announced the ”
Apple iLife Educator Awards ” to recognize the most innovative uses of iLife, the company’s digital hub suite of applications.
“iLife takes advantage of the power of Mac OS X to integrate digital sights and sounds that inspire learning,” said John Couch, Apple’s vice president of Education. “With the incredible success of ‘X for Teachers,’ over 400,000 more teachers now have the world’s most advanced operating system, giving teachers and students the opportunity to take advantage of the latest digital tools like iLife.”
Apple encourages teachers that use iLife to enhance lessons and exceed instructional standards to submit their work. Teachers can submit their work beginning today through June 13, 2003.
The contest is open to all K-12 district or school level educators, or pre-service teachers and faculty or staff of accredited Colleges of Education located in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).
The teacher that submits the lesson plan selected for the First Prize will receive an Apple 12-inch PowerBook G4 with a 867MHz PowerPC processor and a slot-loading SuperDrive for playing and burning both CDs and DVDs, a Canon ZR60 Camcorder and a Canon PowerShot A60 digital camera. The school of the teacher who wins First Prize will receive a fully-equipped Apple Mobile Digital Media Studio with eight Apple iBook notebook computers with Combo-drives for watching DVDs and burning CDs, AirPort, Canon digital video camcorders, printers and other peripherals. Prizes will also be awarded for second and third place and honorable mention.
iLife is Apple’s new moniker for a bundle of applications including iTunes 3, iPhoto 2, iMovie 3 and iDVD 3.