Monday, April 30, 2012

Next Vista "90 sec Spring Shoots" Video WINNER!


Our Spring 2012 90-Second Shoots Contest has come to an end, finalists have been chosen, and the winners selected by a group of teachers from around the world.

The collaboration strand had two winners, which was a first for our contests. One is a pretty funny collection of clips on what not to do when making a speech, by students in O'Neill, Nebraska.
- How to Fail a Speech

The other is wildly fun one about art, done by wildly fun Arlington Heights, Illinois, teacher Tricia Fuglestad and her kiddos.
- Elementary Musical: Art Is Not Accidental

We send major congratulations to both the winners, and also all those who gave this a shot.  Your videos will help others learn, and we will work tirelessly to showcase your creativity and energy to inspire other teachers to try this with their students.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Digital Citizenship Contest-- State Winner!

The First Place Award for Grades 5-8 in the Public Service Announcement - Video Division of the 2012 Nebraska ESU Internet Safety Contest is presented to:

Cierra Parks
Hailee Harmon


Click here to view their 1st place PSA:

Next Vista for Learning 90 Seconds "Spring Shoots" Contest Finalist

The 8th grade Q4 Technology class was just announced a finalist in the Next Vista for Learning "Spring Shoots" video contest.  Their video, entitled "How to Fail When Giving a Speech" was created for the purpose of peer education and showing examples to their fellow classmates before they had to deliver their persuasive speeches in 8th grade English class.  Next Vista will announce the grand prize winner on Friday, April 20, but you can view all the finalists below:

Teacher Strand:
Two Color Reduction Prints:
Plate Tectonics:
How to Determine Density:

Student Strand:
Nazca Lines:
How Glowsticks Work:
Movie Tips and Tricks:
Greek Culture Rap:

Collaboration Strand: (Students and Teachers together)
States of Matter:
What Is Matter?:
Elementary Musical: Art Is Not Accidental:
How To Fail a Speech: