Showing posts with label Brainy Flix. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brainy Flix. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Brainyflix BrainyPics Vocabulary Flashcard Contest

Just as they did earlier this year, Brainyflix is holding a student vocabulary contest. In the prior contest students were asked to create videos in which they demonstrated the meaning of SAT vocabulary words. In the current contest which runs from now through December 7, students are asked to create BrainyPics flashcards containing images that demonstrate the meaning of vocabulary words. Students can create their BrainyPics flashcards using the simple BrainyPics flashcard builder.

The contest will award iTunes credit each week and a grand prize of $200 to the winner on December 7. Each week five BrainyPics will be chosen for the finals. Students can enter as many times as they like. You can read the full contest rules here.

Applications for Education
Even if they don't enter the contest, creating BrainyFlix videos and BrainyPics could be a good way for your students to learn new vocabulary words.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Scholastic Word Wizard - Vocab Quiz Creator
Visuwords - Online Graphical Dictionary
Word Ahead Vocabulary Videos

Sunday, March 29, 2009

BrainyFlix Vocab Contest - Voting Starts Tomorrow

BrainyFlix is a contest that asks students to create short videos demonstrating the meaning of SAT vocabulary words. All of the videos have been submitted and posted on the BrainyFlix website. Tomorrow, the voting begins on the BrainyFlix website. If you're looking for an educational online activity for your students, have them watch and vote on the vocabulary videos.

Applications for Education
Students across the country will soon be taking the SAT. Watching some BrainyFlix videos might not be a bad way for students to review vocabulary words.

A couple of related resources that may be on interest to you are:
EduFire SAT Flashcards
PrepHub - Collaborative Test Preparation

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Two Quick Reminders to Start the New Year

1. The Brainy Flix vocabulary contest started yesterday and runs through February 29. Creating videos for the contest could be a fun way for students to learn vocabulary words. You can read more about the contest here.

2. As Robert Scoble just reminded me, the beginning of the year is a good time to make sure you have backed up all of your important documents and data.

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.