Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Next Vista & CUE Student Video Contest

Rushton Hurley's non-profit video hosting website, Next Vista for Learning and CUE (Computer Using Educators) have just announced a new student video creation contest. The contest asks students to create short videos that creatively explain a concept that a student might encounter in elementary, middle, or high school. Videos should be less than 60 seconds in length. The concept explained and the format of the video is up to the student.

The contest winner will be selected by a crowd vote from the finalists videos shown at CUE's Fall Conference on November 5th. Finalists receive $25 iTunes gift cards. The winner receives $50 iTunes gift card, the student's teacher wins a CUE membership, and the winner's classroom receives a Qwizdom Q7 Presenter Tablet.

Click here to get all of the contest rules, requirements, and deadlines.

Watch this video for an example of a middle school students sharing a mathematics tip.

Applications for Education
As this video contest is early in the school year it could be a good way for
your students to share the things they already know while also giving you the opportunity to learn what they know. Winning the contest would be great, but from my perspective the real value of the contest is generation of many videos of students helping students learn.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Interview with Rushton Hurley from Next Vista
47 Alternatives to Using YouTube in the Classroom