Glogster EDU and DetentionSlip.org Announce "What`s Wrong With This Picture?" Contest

Wed May 13, 2009 10:24am EDT

* Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release.

Teachers and Students Invited to Create "Glogs" Showing How the Economy Has
Affected Conditions in Their Classroom
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(Business Wire)--
Glogster EDU, the education platform from Glogster.com that provides teachers
and students with a revolutionary way of expressing their mood, feelings and
ideas, today announces a partnership with DetentionSlip.org, widely regarded as
the web`s #1 site for education news, and commonly referred to as the
"PerezHilton.com of school news". The companies will partner to present a
contest, called "What`s Wrong With This Picture?" where teachers and students
are invited to create Glogs - or digital posters - showing how the economy has
affected conditions in their classroom. 

Crowded classrooms? Outdated text books? Beat-down sports equipment? With low
funding for public schools brought on by the economic crisis, the contest asks
"what is affecting you most?" Teachers and students have a chance to show the
world what they feel is the biggest problem at their school using photos, video,
music - whatever elements they want to express their feelings. 

Entries are being accepted now through Friday, May 29th. 5 finalists will be
selected and announced on DetentionSlip.org on Monday June 1st. Public voting
will be held till June 12th; a public vote will determine the contest winner,
who will receive an electronic blackboard from SMART! SMART Board interactive
whiteboards bring a whole new level of interactivity to any classroom. The
contest winner will be announced Friday, June 12th. 

Glogster EDU presents free, dynamic web-building tools in a private web
environment specifically geared toward education, which gives educators tools
for discussion and feedback to create a productive and collaborative
environment. For "What`s Wrong with This Picture?" students and educators are
invited to use photos, text, video, audio, music, voice, special effects, links,
designs and more to express their feelings regarding the state of their school,
and even to offer suggestions for solving the problem. 

To enter, teachers can simply visit the Glogster EDU site - register your
classroom and get your students to start Glogging! 

About "What`s Wrong With This Picture?"

* Contest where students and teachers are invited to create a Glog, or digital
poster, using multimedia elements such as video, music, graphics, images, sound
effects, text and more to explain their pick for the biggest issue affecting
their school because of budget cuts. 
* Contest launches Wednesday, May 13th. Entries will be accepted until May 29th.

* 5 finalists will be selected and announced on DetentionSlip.org on June 1st. 
* Public vote will determine the contest winner - voting will take place online
at DetentionSlip.org until June 12th. 
* The contest winner will be announced Friday, June 12th. The winning classroom
will receive an electronic blackboard from Smart.

Quotes 

"This contest gives teachers and students a completely unique way of expressing
their thoughts and feelings about budget cuts in their school," said Selma
Smailagic, community manager for Glogster EDU. "With more than 250,000 students
and teachers around the world using Glogster.com/edu, we know that creativity
and self expression is more important now than ever." 

"DetentionSlip has a track record of exposing truths about the American
education system, from social issues to scandals," said Anthony David Adams,
founder of DetentionSlip.org. "Glogster EDU, and this contest, offer educators
and their pupils a chance to share their experiences with the world, in a truly
meaningful way." 

Resources 

Glogster EDU Website

"What`s Wrong With This Picture" contest page

DetentionSlip.org

Glogster Twitter

DetentionSlip Twiter

Glogster Facebook Group

Example Student Glog

Glogster EDU Classroom Benefits

About Glogster EDU

Glogster EDU is the education platform from Glogster.com. On Glogster.com/edu,
students and educators can access free, dynamic web-building tools to create
virtual posters using text, images, music, voice, video, special effects, links,
sounds, designs and more. Glogster EDU`s education platform presents these tools
in a private web environment specifically geared toward education and presents
educators with the opportunity for discussion and feedback to create a
productive and collaborative environment. With Glogster EDU, educators are able
to easily create accounts for students without the use of student email
addresses or personal information. For more information on Glogster EDU, visit
www.glogster.com/edu. 

About DetentionSlip.org

Founded in early 2008, DetentionSlip.org is a United States-based online media
company focused on delivering entertaining daily news related to public
education. Created by two former high school underground newspaper co-publishers
as a hobby, DetentionSlip.org has risen in just a year to mainstream status -
being named to the Top 25 Blogs of 2009 by Time Magazine. 





Kel & Partners
Meagan J. Ellis, 617-904-9393 ext.128
meagan@kelandpartners.com

Copyright Business Wire 2009