We received a great deal of interest in our Innovid competition from teachers all over the UK (and even from some in other countries!). In the end, though, the judging panel had the difficult task of selecting just one teacher’s video as “the best” from among all that we received.
Microsoft is pleased to announce Nicki Maddams as the winner of our Innovid competition. Nicki is a teacher at Hartsdown Technology College in Margate, Kent. Nicki’s video tells you how to create interactive quizzes in PowerPoint. It stood out for the judges because it’s an innovative use of PowerPoint, which is often criticised for being overused by teachers, and shows how the software can be used to add real value to a learning activity. It also is extremely well produced – near professional quality! Take a look for yourself, from the link to our new YouTube channel.
As the winner, Nicki’s school will get 20 N105 Netbooks from Stone. These netbooks come installed with Microsoft Windows 7 and will come with a 3-year warranty from Stone and a protective carrying case. Stuart and I will be hand-delivering the netbooks in a few weeks, and we hope to have more stories to tell about Nicki’s work and about her school. We know already that both she and her head teacher Andy Somers are excited about the delivery of new computers for the school. Nicki says:
I am really excited to have won the competition and am looking forward to using the netbooks in school. I entered the competition because I use Microsoft Office applications frequently in my teaching and often in different ways to their intended purpose!
Please join us in congratulating Nicki on her great work. And thank you to all teachers who took the time to enter the Innovid competition.