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.
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.
NextVista.org hosts an online video contest for students. They give feedback to filmmakers, have a panel of judges, and encourage students to view their movies around the country. Each video entry teaches a school related concept or lesson in 90 seconds or less. Many of ourFugleflicks have qualified for this contest so we've entered it often.
Last Spring we entered LEARN TO FLY in the teacher made category and MOVEMENT in the collaboration category into their Creative Sprouts contest and WON BOTH!
Congratulations to all the students who helped make these fun and informative videos.
Did you know that two of our winning Fugleflicks were in the running for Video of the Year through NextVista.org? Take a moment to enjoy these fun collaboration videos that each teach us something useful about art.
We won & raised over $10,ooo in resources for Dryden's Art Program this school year alone!
I began the 2013-14 school year with 2:1 access to iPads for my art students (see this post which explains how this happened) and ended with enough for 1:1. I NEVER dreamed it would really happen so quickly. By April 2014 all my students had iPads loaded with our favorite art apps so that we could animate, digitally paint, and easily curate our online art portfolios. So many doors are open now for my students for exploration, innovation, and art creation because of our many supporters, donors, and voters that actively promoted our fundraisers, voted for our contest entries, and donated generously to our crowdfunding campaigns.
We have a long tradition of entering contests for art, videos, and classroom projects to win resources for the art program and give students a chance for authentic audiences for their work. This year was no exception:
When my student teacher was in full takeover last fall, I decided to use my time to write as many grants as I could for more resources for the art program. I wrote way more than I received but we are so happy for these:
I began aggressively seeking donations by leveraging crowdfunding sites. I did lots of begging & promoting while many kind people donated to help us get the rest of our iPads.
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.
Ten 5th grade Fugleflick Filmmakers will see their (already award-winning) movie "Allow us to Illustrate" that touts the benefits of illustrations for visual literacy and understanding text screen before a live audience tonight at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts. This movie was created as students beta-tested the Green Screen app by DoInk. They combined drawn art, animation, and live video into one entertaining and informative fugleflick that we will treasure as a resource for all our students for years to come.
Allow us to Illustrate!!!! (for collaborations)
Here is the message I received today announcing the great news!
Tonight was our annual Awards Night, and the audience at the Krause Center for Innovation watched and then voted upon the finalists for Videos of the Year.
Many congratulations to everyone in this mailing for making it this far, and you can see the winners of the student, collaboration, and teacher strands here:
We hope you will continue to be involved with Next Vista, and that you have videos ready or nearly so for our current contest, Super Thoughts!
We just learned that we have two Fugleflick winning movies in the running for the Next Vista for Learning Video of the Year honors. They will be shown at the Awards Night this Sunday at the Krause Center for Innovation in Los Altos Hills, California, and the audience will choose the winners in each category. Cross your fingers for Allow us to Illustrate and the Musical Tutorial of Audioboo. Click the links below to watch all the finalists in these contests. Watch our two finalist videos embedded below.
Our Fugleflick Filmmakers who made the award-winning video, Allow us to Illustrate, had an opportunity to share their learning and creativity with the community at the district's TEACHnology fair earlier this month.
View their movie here.
Behind the scenes here.
Learn about their award.
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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