Epson Launches ‘BrightLink Projector Teacher Contest’

Do you want to win an Epson BrightLink® 595Wi finger-touch interactive projector for your classroom? Enter the “Epson BrightLink Projector Teacher Contest” before April 15, 2015.

To enter, go to In 250 words or less, educators must describe THREE INNOVATIVE ways they would use the interactive projector to engage students in their classroom. Educators can additionally submit a link to a short video to supplement their written submission. 

Submissions are judged on the following criteria: 

·       Creative use of an interactive projector in the classroom (50%)

·       Practicality of implementing the idea using real life examples/application (25%)

·       Impact of using interactive projectors on student learning (25%). 

The Epson BrightLink 595Wi is the world's first touch-enabled 3LCD interactive projector. It is equipped with an external module that mounts directly to a wall or existing whiteboard enabling finger touch control and annotations. It supports gestures, up to six fingers at the same time, and dual-pen support. The built-in Moderator device management software allows up to 50 computers, tablets and other handheld devices to be connected via the network for ultimate classroom collaboration.

Three winners will be announced in May 2015 at For additional information and official rules, visit BrightLink Contest Official Rules

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State

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