Voting closes today and results should be available mid December. Click here to see videos and to vote. Good luck to all the finalists! Continue reading “Last Day to Vote on “I Am What I Learn” Videos”
Thanks to all of you who submitted your storyboards to be entered into PowerProduction’s portion of the video contest. We are still awaiting information about which videos the judges have chosen to be apart of the public voting.
The “I Am What I Learn” video contest rules state:
Entrants must be active students age 13 or older by October 8, 2009.
OK, so we live in a world with limits, rules, ratings. And ed.gov will give out rewards for playing by those rules. That’s a great lesson in itself!
But we’ve heard from a couple of teachers who are k-6 and are dissappointed that they couldn’t have their students enter. I guess they can take heart that since their students are too young to win the cash prizes, they have a few extra years to save up for college. Plus, there always next year, maybe ed.gov will still have some “cash for college” and run another contest.
For the complete rules and information related to the contest you can visit www.ed.gov.
The ED.gov contest rules are as follows:
-Each video must be submitted by an active student, age 13 or older
-Contestants chosen as finalists will be contacted through their YouTube account and must respond within 7 days to confirm eligibility.
-Students under the age of 18 must submit a parental consent form.
-Video must be 2 minutes or less in length
-The Dept. of Education’s wesite (www.ED.gov/IAmWhatILearn) must be featured in the video.
-The video must be unique in content.
-The video must convey the importance of education as well as the student’s individual academic goals.
While we put the finishing touches on a new educational version of StoryBoard Quick, the Department of Education is finalizing the ‘I Am What I Learn’ video contest. Sources say that the contest rules will be public again on Monday Sept 21. Watch for a news from them and us and school-video-news.com. Continue reading “Update ‘I Am What I Learn’”
After ed.gov puts out more details (possibly Friday or Monday) you can check out SVNcontestdemo.com for information on other companies who are participating in providing elements to help you make your student video standout from the crowd.
PowerProduction contacted ed.gov and we’re told that the contest is still going to happen but there were no more details about the deadline dates or the exact focus. We are monitoring this closely and will be contacting everyone, who has signed up, within the next day or two with more information.
The “I am What I Learn” website at Ed.gov pulled the inital information about the video contest from their site. Then the details were said to “be coming soon.” Then the post was changed to “watch this page (ed.gov) for details as they become available. ”
While we’re not positive why the contest rules were pulled down, we can take a wild guess. Could it be that YouTube isn’t the educators’ first choice for viewing video and Google (YouTube’s owner) and the administration didn’t know that? And the “13 years old” requirement must also be related to YouTube being the host of choice. How about using SchoolTube instead?
In preparation to help students participate in President Obama’s “I Am What I Learn” Video Contest, PowerProduction Software will provide copies of their StoryBoard Quick software to students who wants to participate. We want to help student write their own destiny…visually. For more information on this please visit: