Educator and Student Tablet PC MVPs


I wonder how many educators, especially classroom teachers, are Tablet PC MVPs?

It seems reasonable that Microsoft would invite many teachers from the 100 plus schools using Tablet PCs into this prestigious aggregate, if Microsoft wants educators to use Tablet PCs in schools.

And how many students are MVPs? How many of these are in elementary school? Middle school? High school? Public school? Private school? Home school?

I know several elementary age students who have used Tablet PCs since they arrived in the US for homework as well as their own profitable businesses. How may they attract the eye of Microsoft for consideration for MVP participation?

Perhaps Microsoft might adapt its MVP qualifications so that educators and students may also participate in this program, given that educators and students of many ages make notable contributions to the field as early adopters.

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.


  1. How about offering a “Tablet PC Microsoft Valuable Teacher” and a separate “Tablet PC Microsoft Valuable Student” recognition for contributions consistent with these arenas and with benefits fitting each aggregate?