HP EdTech Innovators Awards

Showcasing the work of leading educators

The HP EdTech Innovators Awards recognized educators pioneering new ways to use technology.
A collaboration between HP and the New Media Consortium, the awards promoted innovative best practices, encouraging more teachers to rethink how technology can improve education.


The inspiration behind the program was to give great ideas a platform. Many teachers are using technology in creative ways to enrich learning experiences, but too often their work remains limited to their classroom or school. The HP EdTech Innovators Award encouraged educators to share their ideas, and provided support and training to help scale them for wider use.

In 2010, 10 educational institutions received the award. In addition to a grant of HP technology valued at $40,000, winners were invited to participate in a social network of educators focused on exchanging their experiences and insights.

Program goals
The goals of the HP EdTech Innovators Award were to:

  • Showcase the work of pioneering educators: teachers who are using technology in groundbreaking ways inside and outside the classroom.
  • Support educators with the technology to replicate, advance, and share their successes.
  • Increase awareness of successful programs and best practices, accelerating the integration of new technology into classroom curriculums.

Applications are no longer being accepted for this program.

The following schools received the HP EdTech Innovators Award or Honorable Mention in 2010:

J.A. Hughes Elementary School
Glacial Ridge Monitoring Project
U.S.A.

California State University
Leapfrogging Mathematics in the Early Start Program
U.S.A.

Omar Dengo Foundation
Educational Robotics and Learning by Design in Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Our Lady the Annunciation Catholic School
Tech Savvy Future Scientists & Engineers
U.S.A.

University of the Free State
e-Education in Physics: A powerful learning environment for 21st century teaching and learning
South Africa

Virginia Wesleyan College
Technology enhanced active learning in Chemistry curriculum
U.S.A.

Technology enhanced active learning in Chemistry curriculum
Deepam—Educating, empowering and lighting lives
India

Ascension of Our Lord Secondary School
MTi Malton Technology Initiative Proposal
Canada

Galaxy Education System
Building of E-classroom and E-Portfolios for Higher Secondary Business Students for Social Entrepreneurship
India

Colegio Estadual Embaixador Jose Bonifacio
Fractal Multimedia—The Factory of Learning Objects
Brazil

Honorable Mention
Center for Academic and Social Advancement
Hubs of Innovation (The newest adaptation of La Clase Magica!)
U.S.A.

Marshfield High School
ePhysics Online Collaboration
U.S.A.

Webster Central School District
The I.D.E.A. Room
U.S.A.

The Center for Early Education
Everyone Needs TIPS: Technology Integration Practical Strategies
U.S.A.

Catalyst High School
Connecting Catalyst Project
U.S.A.

Connecting Catalyst Project
Get Healthy Get smART: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Fitness
U.S.A.

Reasoning Mind
A Web-Based Environment for Learning Math in Elementary School
U.S.A.

Assumption High School
ESP: Engaging Students with Perspectives
U.S.A.

University of the West of England
Simulating an accident investigation
U.S.A.

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Using social media to improve student engagement and success
U.S.A.

University of Texas at Austin
eComma: Online Collaborative Reading in the Foreign Language Classroom
U.S.A.

Stellenbosch University
Virtual learning spaces: Gateway to authentic learning opportunities in Southern Africa
South Africa

Sierra College
Sierra College Online Writing Center (SCOWC) & Statewide CCC Online Support Hub
U.S.A.

La Sierra University
Interactive Digital Learning Collaborative at La Sierra University
U.S.A.

Waukesha West High School
Collaborative Engineering and Virtual Design
U.S.A.

Hannibal High School
Science and Community: Spatial Connections to Our Changing World
U.S.A.

Santa Barbara City College
Increasing Distance Education Student Satisfaction, Class Completion Rates and Academic Success
U.S.A.

Crystal Lake Middle School
Guided By Pride: My Heritage, Our Future
U.S.A.

Long Valley Middle School
Reaching Beyond the Classroom: Global Citizenship through Authentic Language Learning
U.S.A.

Middlebury College
Constructing a Virtual Social Space on Second Life for Teaching Spanish
U.S.A.

Charité Medical School - Humboldt-University of Berlin
Mobile Medical Educator 2.0
Germany

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