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Take One: White House Seeks Student-Made Videos

POTUS invites students to submit 3-minute films on edtech

Calling all aspiring young film producers, especially those who've got something to say about how tech is used in schools.

On Monday, the White House is kicking off the first ever White House film competition. The goal is to spotlight innovations in learning and, particularly, how technology is used to support learning--all from the point of view of students.

The competition is open to all U.S. students grades K-12 in the U.S. Videos should be no more than three minutes long and should focus on either:

  1. How technology is currently used in your classroom or school;
  2. The role technology will play in education in the future.

Deadline for submissions is January 29, 2014. All the details on how to apply are at the White House site here.

The White House says a panel of White House staff will judge the videos, looking for creativity in expression of the theme, originality and technical quality of the production. Finalists will be invited to attend a screen of their films at the White House and may be featured on the White House website.

Here's Science Guy, Bill Nye, talking about the competition. Lights, Camera, Action!


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