The giveaway is now closed. Please see the bottom of the post right below the Rafflecopter form for the announcement of the winner! And don’t forget the Special Montessori Compass promotion: Sign up for Montessori Compass using the promo code LivingMontessoriNow and get a 30-day free trial and 50% discount for the first 3 months!
Wow! What an exciting giveaway! Anita and Rob Amos, Montessori parents and founders of Montessori Compass, recently returned from the American Montessori Society Annual Conference in San Francisco. They sponsored a giveaway at the conference of an iPad 2. They’re now sponsoring a second giveaway … An iPAD GIVEAWAY here at Living Montessori Now (available WORLDWIDE)!
Before we get to the giveaway, let me tell you a bit about Montessori Compass. Montessori Compass is an incredibly user-friendly, web-based software application that provides online Montessori record keeping, school management, and parent communication from any web-enabled device.
I had the opportunity to take a web demo of the site on Tuesday. Was I ever impressed! I just wished Montessori Compass would have been available when I was a Montessori teacher – and especially when I was a Montessori school owner.
Montessori Compass is designed to help Montessori teachers and schools keep records and communicate with parents easily and efficiently. It’s available for schools with infants-grade 12.
Just a few of the things you can do with Montessori Compass:
- record attendance
- create student work plans
- record individual lessons, group lessons, and notes for each child
- see classroom progress at a glance
- see where individual students are right now and where they should be going next
- place lesson plans on calendars
- share reports with specific members of your school staff
- share a directory of photos and descriptions of the most common Montessori works with parents to help them understand Montessori education better
- create and share an online photo album
- generate activity reports for each child daily or weekly
- automatically send reports to each child’s parents
- show coming events and your annual calendar
You don’t even need to be a techie to appreciate Montessori Compass. The interface is amazingly easy to use, and everything is autosaved so you can’t accidentally delete something important. Information is easy to edit with a minimum number of clicks needed to use everything. There are great templates with the site, although you can customize as well.
Montessori Compass isn’t just wonderful for teachers and schools … it’s also wonderful for Montessori parents! Montessori Compass helps you understand Montessori education through a directory of Montessori works and gives you a way to know what your child is doing at school. That makes it so much easier to support your child’s school experiences at home. If you’re a parent, you can always recommend that your child’s school sign up for Montessori Compass!
From the Montessori Compass site:
- School Management – Helping Montessori educators save time, money, and trees!
- Classroom Management – Spend your day focused on what you love to do … guiding young minds!
- Parent Communication – Bridging the gap between home and school!
Check it out … Montessori Compass demo!
Special Montessori Compass promotion: Sign up for Montessori Compass using the promo code LivingMontessoriNow and get a 14-day free trial and 50% discount for the first 3 months!
Now for the Giveaway:
What You Will Win: 1 lucky winner WORLDWIDE will win an iPad 2!
Who is Eligible:
This giveaway is open to anyone 18 and older worldwide. The first entry is mandatory. You must leave a blog post comment telling why you want to win (and be sure to say you did that on the Rafflecopter form)! After you’ve completed your mandatory entry, there are lots of optional entries. You have many chances to win! (Note: For the extra entries, you may count ways of following that you already do. For example, if you previously “liked” Living Montessori Now on Facebook, you may still count that for your “like” Living Montessori Now on Facebook entry!)
It’s easy to enter giveaways with Rafflecopter! Just follow the directions to enter. You must complete the Mandatory Entry to qualify for any additional entries. The giveaway closes 10:01pm MST on Monday, April 2. Best of luck!
Here’s a 45-second video with quick directions for entering through Rafflecopter:
It’s Tuesday morning, April 3. I enjoyed reading all 700 blog comments. And I really appreciated the 6,846 entries! I just wish you all could have won. (Where is Oprah when you need her?! )
A winner has been selected using Random.org through Rafflecopter!
The winner of the iPad 2 from Montessori Compass is Stacey B.!
I’m so happy for Stacey, who had multiple entries! (Note: Stacey, you have 48 hours to respond to my email, or a new winner will be chosen.)
The comment for Stacey’s mandatory entry (why she wanted to win) said:
“Thanks for sharing the information about the software. It seems like a really great tool. I want to win because an iPad would benefit my whole family each in different ways, but I just can’t afford to put the extra money out for one. Thanks so much for giving me a chance to win.”
CONGRATULATIONS, Stacey!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH to Montessori Compass for sponsoring the giveaway – and thank you to everyone who entered!
And great news! I have another absolutely amazing giveaway starting this morning – my 2nd blogiversary giveaway (open worldwide) sponsored by Montessori Print Shop with 2 grand prizes of a Deluxe CD-Rom Collection (each worth $599.99) and a second-place prize of a $100 Montessori Print Shop in-store coupon! Also, the Special Montessori Compass promotion continues: Sign up for Montessori Compass using the promo code LivingMontessoriNow and get a 14-day free trial and 50% discount for the first 3 months!
As always, thanks so much to all my blog sponsors!