Interested in creating the next big app in education? Want to make a difference in your local schools? Join one of the many competitions and challenges for developing apps, maps, and visualizations with education data.
Yeah, having your schoolwork posted on the fridge at home is cool. But having a video you made posted on the White House website and screened at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? We think that’s pretty cool, too. That’s why we’re super-excited to announce the first-ever White House Student Film Festival: a video contest created just for K-12 students, and whose finalists will have their short films shown at the White House. Finalist videos may also be featured on the White House website, YouTube channel, and social media pages.
Our schools are more high-tech than ever. There are laptops in nearly every classroom. You can take an online course on Japanese — and then video chat with a kid from Japan. You can learn about geometry through an app on your iPad. So, what does it all mean?
We’re looking for videos that highlight the power of technology in schools.
Your film should address at least one of the following themes:
- How you currently use technology in your classroom or school.
- The role technology will play in education in the future.
Here are some topics that you may want to 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
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