As you can read over on the main DEN blog, “the Discovery Educator Network is participating in the next global collaborative project that Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay are creating!” You should head over there for all the details. Of course, what I have to add and want to focus on is a video challenge that goes along with Vicki and Julie’s newest project. You probably know author Don Tapscott for his book Growing Up Digital. Well Don is celebrating his new book Grown Up Digital by hosting a video challenge with the first prize being $1,000 to be used towards college or some sort of educational development, including subscriptions and conference registrations.
The challenge is open to all teachers and students AND “impassioned parents” and business professionals. You have until my brother and his son’s birthday, March 31st, to upload your video answering the challenge question, “How can we reinvent education for relevance and effectiveness for the 21st century?” Hall and I will be offering a few webinars in March during school hours to help teachers and their classes get their answers to that question into video format:
Webinar 1 (me): Wed, March 4, 1pm EST
Webinar 2 (Hall): Wed, March 11, 1pm EST
Webinar 3 (Hall): Wed, March 18, 1pm EST
Webinar 4 (me): Wed, March 25, 1pm EST
And in late breaking news: my copy of Apple’s iLife ’09 came today. After only 15 minutes of noodling around, I think they have made up for last year’s disappointing rendition of my favorite video editing software. I’m not going to go overboard here but I’m seeing a time line once again, green screen, picture in picture, …!!!