February 23, 2017
Charles Best
Best's site, Donorschoose.org, is open to every public school in the U.S., and matches teachers' needs with individual donors willing to fund their classrooms.
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Peter Gelb
Under Gelb's tenure as general manager, the Metropolitan Opera has undergone a technological transformation, exposing younger and newer audiences to premiere opera productions.
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Dwyane Wade
Call him Dwyane or D-Wade or Flash -- whatever you call him, just remember that he's one of the most popular and decorated players in the NBA. Wade led the Miami Heat to its first NBA Championship in 2006, when he was the named NBA Finals MVP.
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Steven Chu
The first Nobel Laureate to be appointed to a presidential cabinet, Chu brings scholarly gravitas to his role as America's 12th Energy Secretary.
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Jamie Oliver
Fatty, greasy food has met its match in Oliver, the celebrity chef who's been on a crusade to improve the eating habits of people in the U.K. and the U.S. So much so, in fact, that he won the prestigious 2010 TED Prize for his work.
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10 ideas ready to take on the world with help from HP.

They dreamed it up, you voted. Now it’s time for them to get doing. HuffPost and HP together proudly announce the grand prize winners of the Do Amazing promotion: Sustainable Shades, and Helping Special Needs Kids with Touch Smart Tech. You’ll see their stories below, along with those of the eight finalists and see how HP will partner with each of them to bring their ideas to life.

Helping Special Needs Kids with Touchsmart Tech
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As a special education teacher working with students diagnosed with Specific Learning Disabilities, Developmental Delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Other Health Impairments, I research current trends and best practices in the use of computer technology. Computers can be used to improve social interaction, assist teaching, and provide assessments for special needs students. My research supports that HP has been leading the way in the form of contributions of innovative hardware and personnel in improving the lives of children with disabilities. HP’s latest TouchSmart PC is the only touch-enabled, all-in one PC on the market today and has the potential for changing the lives of many special needs students.

Computers are an important type of assisted technology because they open up so many exciting possibilities for writing, speaking, finding information, and improving a special needs child's educational environment. Computers help special needs children learn, pla... more