This year was a wonderful departure – and I think trendsetter – not only for Trend Micro's "What's Your Story?" video contest but for Internet safety education as a whole. It asked filmmakers to show us what "the good side of the Internet looks like" to them. There are two grand prize winners, a school and individuals: "The Legend of the Responsible Gamer," by Ripley Union Lewis Huntington High … [Read more...] about Digital wisdom from young filmmakers: “What’s Your Story?” winners
These are projects that get young people and classrooms participating in the digital maker movement: Current or aspiring videogame designers and videographers have about a month to submit their creations to three different contests: The National STEM Videogame Challenge, Whyville's game design contest, and Trend Micro's What's Your Story video producing contest. Design a videogame Videogame … [Read more...] about Designing students: Check out these contests (learning opps)!
Now here's an interesting question, one that young digital media users don't hear a lot: "What does the good side of the Internet look like?" They're invited to submit a creative answer to that question in video format, either as individuals (aged 13+) or as students on behalf of a particular school, for the 2013 "What's Your Story" contest launched today, Safer Internet Day, Feb. 5 (for more on … [Read more...] about Great opportunities launched on Safer Internet Day
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
It's important for us to point out to our children that millions of people are looking for ways to help survivors of Japan's earthquake-related disasters. This is the social norms approach that encourages everybody to take positive action. This is also an opportunity to teach media literacy, as we look at how people are helping via social-media tools and how they can be vulnerable in doing so – if … [Read more...] about Helping Japan with our brains as well as hearts