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We just learned that our Fugleflick, Different is Good, was selected as a Finalist in the student collaboration category for NextVista.org's student video contest.
Wish them luck! View it below and on the contest site here
Here are all the finalists
from all the categories in the NextVista Cool Insights Contest.
This isn't the first honor our Different is Good filmmakers have received. Their movie tied for Best of Show at the Schaumburg Team Screen Test Film Fest last spring.
View the full version
of the movie, the slideshow from the festival even and more on my blog post.
We learned that Different is Good did not win in it's category, however it did win the recognition of a finalist.
We will proudly display this certificate as we remember the efforts of our young filmmakers who worked collaboratively to share the message that Different is Good.
When I was alerted to the BLICK Art Matters Video contest I thought that this would be the perfect time to not only reflect on my artistic journey and the role art education has played in my life, but also a time for me to try to make a movie on my iPad using the Explain Everything app
. I'll "explain everything" about this process after you take a peek at the results. Voting begins July 1st at this Facebook link: http://bit.ly/120GgJG
The Internet Was Created for Good
Congratulations to our 15 Fifth Grade Fugleflick Filmmakers: Kelly, Jillian, Sophia, Julia, Ciara, Cindy, Giuliana, Marion, Lily, Rachel, Kylie, Emma, Olga, Brianna, and Jenny View our movie on the contest site or here on vimeo or embedded below. Read the press release. See our post about making this movie with photos and trivia here.
Heart Houses, our Art Service Project will be screened and judged on Friday, April 26th against these other finalists in the NextVista.org Service via Video contest.Update: NextVista.org will be donating $100 on our behalf to the St. Rose HS art department!
We need your help to become finalists in this online internet safety contest. Our entry THE INTERNET WAS CREATED FOR GOOD
needs you to View, Rate, and Comment!
The contest site will choose 10 "school" entries and 10 "individual" entries as finalists. Then, the judges will score and choose the winner of the $10,000 first place prize! If I understand correctly, there will be not be a voting phase. So, this is your chance to help our Dryden School Entry by creating a login to view, rate, and comment! Schools with the most views, highest ratings, and comments will be selected as finalists. To be announced in early May. Please share this!
Which filmmaker's arms are used to "open the doors virtually"?
One of the scenes is a tribute to a famous artist for his optical illusions. Name the artist.
Scene in movie showing Collaboration
Famous art called "Drawing Hands"
View the actresses "Behind the Scenes" below.
Congratulations to Klaudia (4th grade) for winning the program cover design contest. (See all entries
) Her artwork (shown to the left) will represent Dryden on the cover of the program handed out the night of the Cultural Arts Festival
on Friday, March 8th
at Thomas Middle School beginning at 6pm (free admission).
Dryden will also show two banners full of student art (certificates will be sent home with the selected student artists on Feb.22nd. See the banners below show the art chosen for display). That night will also be the big screen debut of the new Fugleflick, Different is Good
and a chance to see our all school Common Core Crazy
video which debuted at the District Variety Show once again.
Banner of art for display at CAF
Banner of art for display at CAF
Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the cultural arts festival event on March 8th. Mrs. Beihoffer has volunteered to stand in my place. Thank you! I will be at the National Art Education Conference in Texas to accept my award for Western Region Elementary Art Teacher of the Year
. This is the first year I'm missing the event, so please stop by and pose for your photo with Mrs. Beihoffer so I can have some great pictures of what I missed and celebrate with you:)
John Michael is our 4th Dryden Artist to EVER be selected for the Artist of the Week Contest. So far we have rallied enough votes to win each time! Way to go Dryden!
Our 1st Winner, Garrett
2nd Winner, Michael
3rd Winner, Declan
Maybe YOU will be next!
A representative from McGraw-Hill came to deliver our HUGE $5000 check for our second place win in the STEMie Awards
. Our animators from the class of 2012 were invited back to celebrate our win, watch the video of our project
, and eat lots of cake!
Back in May all 100 of my 5th graders participating in a collaborative animation on iPads using a technique called Rotoscoping.
We documented the project and submitted it to the McGraw-Hill STEMie Award contest as a technology and art entry (adding the "a" in STEM to make it STEAM).
We learned that our project was chosen as a finalist over the summer
. Online voting began in mid-August (before school began) until Sept. 15th. We worked VERY hard to get out the vote from our families and the Arlington Heights community. We had help from many online Tweeters
, many friends, parents, and staff posting on Facebook, the Daily Herald wrote an article
, Illinois Art Education Association added it to their e-newsletters, Mr. Robinson added it to the Splash many times, and Illinois Education Association even added to their e-newsletter.
The School board recognized
our students for winning last Thursday, but only a handful attended. So it was so wonderful when our new Principal, Mrs. Sessler organized a party and invited our graduates back so we could congratulate them in person and thank them for giving Dryden the largest class gift it has ever received in its 60 year history
Collaborative effort from students, community helps make the school's video submission a winner, teacher says. Read the online article here.
Thank you everyone who showed us support with your votes. This is $5000 is YOUR win for OUR students!
| |Dryden School Art Teacher, 5th Graders Win $5K Grant with McGraw-Hill STEMIE
(click title to read the story)
Dryden art teacher Tricia Fuglestad and her class from Arlington Heights Dryden Elementary School recently won a prestigious STEMIE award from McGraw-Hill Education for innovation in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The collaborative work by 100 fifth graders took second place and brings a grant award of $5,000 to Dryden Elementary School, 722 South Dryden Place in Arlington Heights. The combined technology and art project required 335 drawn images by 100 fifth graders on a class using Apple iPads with styluses and team work. The rotoscope animation collaboration was a unique experiment in creativity and cooperation, and learning to envision the big picture compared to the student’s individual piece of the puzzle.
Dryden STEM project finishes 2nd in national contest
Students and staff at Dryden Elementary in Arlington Heights are celebrating a national recognition and the $5,000 prize that came with it last week. Read this article from the Daily Herald.