Next Vista for Learning is a video sharing site unlike any other. Videos hosted on Next Vista are created by teachers and students for the purpose of sharing good news and good lessons with other teachers and students. Throughout the year Next Vista for Learning hosts challenges that are designed to get students and teachers thinking about creative video projects. The latest contest is called Creative Fire!
The Creative Fire video contest asks students and teachers to produce videos demonstrating a creative approach to teaching a concept a student might encounter in elementary, middle, or high school. Videos should be no more than 90 seconds long. Submissions are due by December 17th and bonus points are awarded for submissions made by November 14th. You can find the scoring guidelines here and a submission checklist here. In addition to the usual gift card prizes, this contest has a bonus prize of a GoPro camera that you can win if your video is created through WeVideo.
You and your students can find inspiration for video projects by taking a look at some of the finalists for last year's videos of the year on Next Vista. You may also want to take a look at Next Vista for Learning's list of hints for video projects.
One of my favorite Next Vista videos of all time is embedded below.