…And their teachers too. Three announcements here. Two for older students and one for you power Discovery Education streaming users.
First, it looks like ScreenNation is just about ready for its public beta debut on the always auspicious April 15th. Though only middle school and high school students can upload, ANY grade level can learn from the videos, lessons and challenges that will be available. More details available on AFI’s ScreenEd blog.
Second, Adobe is sponsoring a “My Community — My Planet — My 21st Century” awards competition to honor the creative work of students in Canada and the U.S. Prizes include a trip to NECC in San Antonio at the end of June. Entries in three categories: web, video and graphics design will receive prizes as well as one grand prize for best over all project. High school only – the deadline is May 12th.
And finally, just for you educators who really want to become masters of Discovery Education streaming, there will be an intense professional development workshop at Discovery’s headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. This National Training Academy will be June 1-3 and each participant is responsible for travel, lodging and the $750 registration fee. Get more details and the agenda from the NTA site. There will, of course, be a session on using DE streaming resources for digital storytelling projects. And if we can locate Hall in time, he’ll be there to keynote, cajole and add overall comic relief.