First Ever White House Student Film Festival Launches Today

Calling all students! Don’t miss this chance to show the United States, if not the world how digital technology is used to create, to innovate or to access high quality online content and resources in your school. But please don’t write about it! This is a video contest.
K-12 students from around the country are invited to create a 1-3 minute short video. Finalists could have their videos screened at the actual White House and posted on the official website.
The goal of the video should be to highlight the technology used in your school and address at least one of the following themes:

  1. How you currently use technology in your classroom or school.
  2. The role technology will play in education in the future.

Some topics students can consider as idea starters when deciding what your video could be.
How does technology help with:

  • Personalized Learning
  • Online Learning
  • Global Collaboration
  • Student Creativity
  • Making and Tinkering
  • Project Based Learning
  • Critical Thinking

It’s time to start thinking and get working soon. To submit an entry, upload the video to YouTube or Vimeo and fill out the submission form on the White House website. 
Just Remeber-
• Every student entry has to have a parent/guardian or teacher sponsor.
• Films can be submitted now through January 29th, 2014.
If your video is selected, you could have a chance to attend the mid-February screening at the White House and the video will run on the White House website. 

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