This month the White House will hold its first-ever film festival for students – how cool is that?! The contest asks students in grades K-12 to submit short videos (under 3 min.) about education technology. "Your film should address at least one of the following themes," says the White House's page about the festival: "How you currently use technology in your classroom or school or the role … [Read more...] about The White House’s K-12 students’ film festival!
Posting videos in apps and Web services has become a mainstream online activity, and not just for our kids. More than three-quarters (78%) of US adults watch online videos and the percentage of them who post them has more than doubled since 2009, from 14% to 31%, according to the Pew Internet Project. "That includes 18% of adult internet users who post videos they have created or recorded … [Read more...] about Posting, sharing, shooting video: Study
This article was originally published March 14, 2012, then my service’s server crashed, losing months of data. So reposting 10/8/12. Leaving all criticism in the dust because it's more distraction than action, here's the natural response to "Kony 2012," the most viral digital-video campaign in history (so far): "This Thing That Happened" about Hope North, the boarding school and haven in … [Read more...] about Substantive followup to ‘Kony 2012’: Support Hope North
Just another sign of how our world and use of media are changing, and how "video-fied" we're all getting: Ad Age's subhead for its review of last year's top "print" apps was "App Revenue Suggests Readers Want 'Bells and Whistles' Like Video and Interactivity." To make articles more "accessible" to readers, magazine designers used to call for lots of "entry points" for readers – and not just "eye … [Read more...] about Readers want video too
The grand-prize-winning video – produced by Mark Eshleman and performed by Tyler Joseph – is a visual poem about a real-life choice we all continually need to make online. On a spare set with a black line of electrical tape laid down the center of the concrete floor, and with a taped plus sign on one side of the line and a minus sign on the other, Tyler performs his poem, which reads in … [Read more...] about Education as art form: Winners of the ‘What’s Your Story?’ contest