One of the contests that tickles this old linguistics guy’s fancy is the one a couple of MIT alumni run celebrating vocabulary words: Brainyflix and Brainypics. This time they are starting out with a Brainypics flashcard contest, in which students create interesting sentences and pair them up with memorable pictures as a visual cue. Between now and Dec. 7 they will be selecting 5 Brainypics each week which will qualify for the Grand Prize of $200. They are also giving out iTunes songs for every 5 Brainypics created and gift cards to the runner ups of the finale. Full details here: http://brainyflix.com/main/contest_rules.
And if a $30,000 classroom makeover puts a song in your heart, how about making your own music video explaining the value of technology in education? eInstruction’s contest has three categories spread through K-12. Get your song in by Nov. 10th to be considered.
Just a little under 3 weeks left in the Department of Education’s contest asking for videos answering the question, “Why is your education important to fulfilling your dreams?” November 2nd is the deadline and 13 is the minimum age to enter.