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.
I received this message today from NextVista.org
The judging is done, and the votes have been counted!
Our winners are:
Student Strand: The Breathing System
Teacher Strand: Crosswalk
Collaboration Strand: Allow Us to Illustrate
Congratulations to our 10 Fugleflick Filmmakers!
This movie combines drawings, animations, and live video all on the iPad using Sketchbook Express, DoInk Animation App, and the Green Screen App by DoInk.
Students spent 2 1/2 months creating every aspect of this original musical. View it below.
Look at the behind the scenes photos and learn how to "get the gear" here.
View this story on the Arlington Heights Patch here.
Great news about our Fugleflick, "Allow is to Illustrate"...
Allow us to Illustrate was chosen as a finalist in the collaboration category in the NextVista.org student video contest. Here is a link to the 5 movies in our category.
If you have an overall favorite from the above, click here to send an email to Next Vista letting them know which it is. They'll give a special award to filmmakers with the most messages.
Learn more about our fugleflick art + literacy video that was animated, drawn, and filmed with green screen effects using DoInk's Green Screen App on the iPad here:
Do you remember our 1st grade lead art service project last year? Students made and sold Heart Houses to raise money for Super Storm Sandy victims. We raised about $1300 and give it to St. Rose's School in New Jersey. Their art room , in the building's basement, was completely submerged with muddy fish-filled water. Everything was ruined.
We created a documentary movie about the process of creating the heart houses narrated by 1st graders. The movie was entered into the NextVista.org service via video student contest became a finalist (view certificate). NextVista.org awarded all finalists a donation to our charity of $100. However they just contacted me to say that they enjoyed the movie so much that they decided to make a $200 donation on our behalf to St. Rose's School. Congratulations students for making a difference through your beautiful art. View the movie below. View my Heart House page here. The houses are no longer for sale. View the post about our donation, view our heart houses, and more.
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.
I wanted to take a little time to reflect on our winning year that YOU helped to create in so many ways from voting, to donating, to purchasing items on Artsonia. I listed the most notable events that have increased our resources and gave new experiences to our students throughout the year and for years to come. Thank you for all your support!
ABC/25 Grant and Edbacker Campaign for a Lego Wall.
We now have the supplies to do collaborative art projects made from legos. There will be a display area in the hallway where we can enjoy this reusable art and math installation.
Our first challenge was to create rotational symmetry. Learn more here. See the gallery of tiles here.
Internet Safety Video Contest. Students won the second place prize for their super cute and useful video, The Internet was Created for Good. The $1000 went towards an iPad for the art room, a class set of styluses for teachers to check out for their classes, and $200 to spend on apps for our Dryden School iPads. See their video here.
STEMie Award Prize, $5000. In October we were awarded the second place prize for our Rotoscope on iPads Animation Project. This went towards 8 iPads for the art room and the cost of apps. This prize help form the goal of having 2:1 iPad access for students in the art room.
Different is Good will screen at the Team Screen Test 2013 at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts on Friday, April 26th.
Update: Tied for Best of Show.
Learn more 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!
Elementary Musical, last year's award-winning Fugleflick is in the running for Student Video of the Year 2012 through NextVista.org. This also will be decided on April 26th.
Update: not chosen. View all finalists here.
We are the 2nd place winner of the ISTE Technology in Action Video Contest.
See my post for more info.
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,
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