UPDATE: Don't Crush my dreams won!
Don't Crush my Dreams was selected as a finalist in the Next Vista for Learning online student video contest. Judges will determine winners in each of the two categories by the first week of June. Watch the videos and look at the scoring guidelines to decide who you think the winners might be. It's a great way to think about craftsmanship and storytelling.
Student Category Finalists:
Collaboration Category Finalists:
A few times a year, NextVista.org hosts student video contests. These videos teach something learned in school, are 90 seconds (+ credits) long, and fit in one of three categories: student, collaboration, or teacher created. They are screened by a panel of judges and posted to the site. Those that score the highest points are posted as finalists. Winners are awarded after the finalists are viewed by teachers and students around the globe. We entered 4 movies this time into the contest and 2 of them were selected as finalists in two different categories. Click on the movie titles below to see them.
Soaring Creativity: Teacher Category
Soaring Creativity: Collaboration Category
We entered a tutorial explaining the 2nd grade rotational symmetry lego design project in the teacher category. View it below and visit my post to learn more about this project.
We entered a shortened version (to meet requirements) of "How to be Kind" in the collaboration category. View the full version below and visit the post to find out how Dryden's youngest animators created the beating heart effect over their still images.
There were 2 other videos entered during this contest that were not chosen as finalists.
Deep Space (the remake) was given an Honorable Mention. View thefirst version here and learn about animated aliens to play instruments, beatbox, dance, and sing here.
How to Stay Neat was also a remake by the 2nd graders of 2015-2016 school year. It was entered in the summer contest but since they had no other collaboration entries it was put into the current contest where it didn't score as high as the other entries. View the first version here and the remake below.
Here are thescoring guidelines that the judges use for the videos. Try going back to each category (Teacher, Student, Collaboration) and score the movies so you can guess who might win. There are "bonus points" for turning the movie in early and following the directions when the movie is turned in, so your score may be a few points off because of this unknown factors.
My fourth graders learned about stop-motion animation this past Spring. To introduce and play with some of the concepts and illusions you can create with this animation technique, I had them animate themselves during class time. We compiled the classes videos into one short mixup and submitted it to the NextVista.org student video contest called Super Thoughts. Our video was chosen as a finalist in this international contest and today we learned that it was selected as a winner! http://www.nextvista.org/tag/contestwinner+thoughts/
We just heard that two of our Fugleflick videos were chosen as finalists in the NextVista.org Super Thoughts student video contest. Both videos involve 4th graders who were learning about stop-motion animation.
The first video, Animating Ourselves, (collaboration category) was made during class time when students used their own bodies as objects to demonstrate different principles of stop-motion animation. The second video, Green Screen Stop Motion Stations, (teacher category) demonstrated how fourth graders used these stop motion ideas to create a collaborative animation using green screens, iPad apps, and their own art as the background. View all the finalists and see who you think should win first place in each category.
We will learn the final results over the summer (stay tuned!).
The above movies were pretty close to what our entries looked like for the contest. The contest links above will take you to the actual entries. Both these movies were based on the learning and creating that went into our collaborative stop motion animation movies.
I posted all of those on our Movement over Movement blog post. Below is one example.
View our Entry for the What's Your Story
Internet Safety Contest
(Won the 2nd Place Prize)
View this musical tribute to the hard working teachers at Dryden and the students they love to teach.
Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT 07
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