Contest - Technology poem / song

Okay, I've got one more contest in me this summer... As usual, the winner gets everlasting fame and a CASTLE mug. I'll also throw in three great books: It's Being Done: Academic Success in Unexpected Schools, Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the Years of Hope, and The Emergency Teacher: The Inspirational Story of a New Teacher in an Inner City School.

Technology poem / song contest!

Create a technology-related (or, even better, an educational technology-related) poem or song. It can be a short piece (limerick, sonnet, a single verse or chorus) or something longer (anyone up for a ballad?). It doesn't have to rhyme...

Here's a poem example:


Error messages.
Twitter, please buy more servers.
Followers miss me.

Here's a song example:

[sing to Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others, The Smiths]

iPhones are better than others.
iPhones are better than others.
I haaave an iPhone,
and you don't have one, you loser.

I know you can do better than these!


  • Submit your entry as a comment to this blog post. Your comment can be the entry itself or it can be a link back to your blog or web site.
  • Multiple entries are welcome.
  • Extra points for creativity, humor, cleverness, etc.
  • Feel free to use the image above to spread the word about the contest (click on it for a larger version).
  • You've got about a week and a half. Entry deadline is midnight, August 13, 2008.
  • Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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