Maine laptop quiz fights hunger

Posted May 26, 2010, at 5:58 a.m.

ORONO, Maine — More than 1,000 Maine students and teachers will fight hunger by correctly answering vocabulary, math and other questions on their state-issued laptops.

Thursday’s event at the University of Maine in Orono is part of the largest Maine Learning Technology Initiative student conference ever. The conferences are held annually.

This year’s conference is partnering with the United Nations’ World Food Programme to host the seventh-through-12th-grade students and teachers on a specially developed version of the website

Correct answers to core curriculum questions around vocabulary, mathematics, geography, science and other subjects trigger donations of rice. Sponsors pay for the food donations.

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