Our Brainyflix video contest just ended, and I wanted to thank you for helping us get the word out. We got 800 submissions from across the country!
That said, MIT was really happy with the results and will let us run another contest, so we're going for it! But this time, we're gonna have kids create Brainypics flashcards - which are images and sentences paired up with a one of our SAT/ACT words. The contest ends May 22nd, and there'll be iTunes and a cash prize like last time. To boot, we'll double the payout if the kids can hit a certain goal. More details at brainyflix.com/main/contest_rules.
Do you mind telling students and your colleagues again?
It's actually a webcast. Classes are sending in short videos with questions before the event. Then they will be played and answered in the live broadcast. You can also email in questions. You may have some classes that would be interested in participating. All you have to do is register at jason.org. Of course if none of your teachers are interested in doing it, please come by. It's supposed to last 30-35 minutes.
Hope you're enjoying the new year. Just had a phone conference helping with a live interview event at the Jason project. It's with a hurricane hunter- Jason Dunion, who flies into the eye of hurricanes. I'm sending in videos of some of my students asking questions. It's on January 27 at 12:00 noon. Here's the link
Check it out.
Now that Christmas is over & all the exchanges have been done, I can spend lots of time working? on my computer. Hooray! We've got a NASA moon mapping videoconference scheduled for Jan 21 and an interview with a Jason project scientist on January 23. It's with a guy flies into hurricanes. I'm supposed to send in avideo of my students asking him some good questions. So, now I've got to figure out my plans so my kiddos will be ready. Hope you had a good holiday.
Hope you're enjoying the winter break. I was wondering if you, your educator contacts or students would be interested in participating in a nationwide Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. We'd really like to get more students involved from Texas!
You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
With your work in Instructional Technology, I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorstream's power point presentation platform. Both are web based platforms, have a bunch of features and free basic service.