Thursday, November 19, 2015

Creative Storm - A Next Vista Video Contest

Next Vista for Learning is my favorite place for teachers and students to share their videos. Next Vista isn't like any other video sharing site because all videos hosted on Next Vista are created by teachers and students for the purpose of teaching short lessons. 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 Storm.

The Creative Storm 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 18th.

Next Vista now offers a resources page for students and teachers to consult when they are creating videos. The resources page includes links to sources of Creative Commons-licensed pictures, video clips, and audio files. The resources page also provides guidelines for citing those resources within a video.

One of my favorite Next Vista videos of all time is embedded below.