Sunday, December 28, 2008

Prepare for the SAT - Enter the BrainyFlix Contest

Brainy Flix is holding a video creation contest designed to help students prepare for the SAT. This contest, sponsored in part by MIT's Alumni Association, asks students to make short videos that will help students remember the meanings of words from the SAT vocabulary list. The most popular video, chosen by voting that begins on March 1st, wins $600 for your school. To further encourage participation, one free iTunes download for every five videos submitted. The contest begins on January 1, 2009 and runs through February 23, 2009. You can see the full contest rules here. I've embedded a sample video below.

Applications for Education
The Brainy Flix SAT contest could be a fun way to get studentst to prepare for the SAT. If your students are too young to take the SAT, you can still enter the contest. The excercise of creating videos for the contest could be a good way to get students to learn new vocabularly words.