The Maine Learning Technology Initiative, the Digital Learning Day, and Freerice are challenging students and sports fans, young and old, to team up for a different kind of bowl game this January and February, with the goal of beating global hunger.
The Rice Bowl Challenge sees two teams compete for the RiceBowl championship. The objective? To raise rice and beat global hunger while proving intellectual strength.
The challenge begins two weeks before the NFL SuperBowl, January 21, 2013, and ends on Digital Learning Day, February 6, 2013, with results tallied daily. Join a team! Are you rooting for the AFC Champions or the NFC Champions?
Leading the charge are students from Maine led by the Maine Department of Education’s 1:1 laptop program, the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI). MLTI has already begun its blitz to tackle hunger, organizing thousands of students to battle for the Bowl. Are you a student? A football fan? MLTI invites you to join a team.
What is Freerice? Freerice is the world’s only online game that allows you to raise rice for the hungry, while you learn. For every correct answer you choose, 10 grains of rice are donated to the World Food Programme to help in their fight against hunger worldwide.
It costs you nothing – the rice is earned through sponsored advertising displayed for every correct answer. It has already raised enough to feed 5 million people – just imagine what you can do!
Choose your team!
Please note: you can earn rice donations for your group before or after the RiceBowl Challenge. However, only the grains of rice raised from the January 21, 2013 to Digital Learning Day, February 6, 2013 (midnight, Eastern Standard time) will be counted toward the RiceBowl Challenge!
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