Teacher Appreciation Week is just around the corner, and we're kicking it off by helping you gain ideas to better utilize audiobooks in the classroom! Audiobooks are especially useful for students who struggle with reading due to dyslexia or visual impairments. Four educators will win a $500 gift card for new classroom technology! WOW! To enter: 1. Follow Learning Ally on Pinterest. 2. Create a Pinterest board titled "Audiobooks in the Classroom" and highlight ways to utilize audiobooks, especially with struggling readers. 3. Upload your board link to our Wishpond page (this page) on or before May 5, 2017. 4. Wait to see if you've won! That's it! * Note: An alternative way of entry is to email your Pinterest board link to TeacherSupport@learningally. org . Need some PINspiration? Check out our example board here . Also, consider some of the following ideas: how do you create time and space in your day for your students to listen to audiobooks, how do you encourage and influence other teachers to do the same, how do you continually motivate your students, how do you balance audiobooks with other instructional supports students need, how do audiobooks support reading skill development, how do you incorporate audiobooks into your existing reading/ELA curriculum, how do you encourage at home use and of course you can’t forget to include student impact! Get creative: use videos (upload first to youtube or vimeo), articles, presentations, pictures, etc. Enter Here Official Rules : Enter for a chance to win 1 of 4 - $500.00 gift cards to purchase technology for your classroom. Boards will be judged on creativity, diversity of Pins, and level of Learning Ally inspiration. Only public boards will be eligible to win. We will not sell your information to third parties, but we may use your image in future Learning Ally marketing materials. Contest begins on Monday, April 17th at 7am EDT and ends on Friday, May 5th at midnight EDT. Winners will be announced Tuesday, May 9th by contacting you via email and posting on Learning Ally’s social media.