Student Video Contest

MACUL has partnered with Rushton Hurley and Next Vista for Learning to run a student video contest to highlight creative approaches to teaching and learning. Teachers, help your students plan and create learning videos! All they need to do is explain something they might encounter in school in 90 seconds or less! It can be about sculpture, negative numbers, supply and demand, alternative energy, adverbs, or anything else for which a student has clever insight.

The top Michigan videos from the contest will be judged for special awards and prizes as well as shown during a keynote at the MACUL 2016 Spring Conference in March. The deadline to enter is Fri., February 26, 2016.

Contest Process with Links

Step 1: Review the General Information about the MACUL Student Video Contest. It is important to give yourself plenty of time! Even though the video length will be just 90 seconds, there are many steps to complete so that your video fulfills all requirements for the contest.

Step 2: Review the guidelines. Note that MACUL contest follows the Same Guidelines as the Creative Storm Video Contest.  

Step 3: Read the Helpful Hints before you do anything!  

Step 4: Take a peek at some Student Video Examples to get your creative juices flowing.

Step 5: Review the Scoring Rubric to see how your video will be judged.

Step 6: Plan your video, then gather media and write your script. Be sure to collect the info you need so that you can cite your sources.

Step 7: Create your video using whatever technology you have available.

Step 8: Show your video to your parents and have them fill out this release form.  All videos created as part of this contest which meet quality standards for NextVista.org will be highlighted in the Next Vista for Learning online library, and the finalists will be promoted in the monthly international newsletter.

Step 9: Show your teacher your video and ask  him/her to fill out this form.

Step 10: Refer to the check list to make sure you have done everything you need to do. The due date on this form is not correct.  The due date for the MACUL video contest is February 26, 2016.

Step 11: Submit your video using this Entry Form. Be sure to click on the button at the bottom of the form to indicate that it is part of the MACUL video contest.

How Can I help?

I am available to support WLCSD teachers as they use technology in their classrooms. Let me know by submitting the form below if you would like to work with me for 1:1 coaching, professional development sessions with small groups or staff meetings. I want to work with you! ~Pam