Category Archives: Digital Media
The founders of Facebook, Microsoft, and Google all started their journeys with just one line of code. This week, 5 million students in 33,000 classrooms across 167 countries will be trying out code as part of Computer Science Education Week. Is your school participating? Learn more at code.org and by following the hashtag #hourofcode.
At code.org, you’ll learn/ find:
• Tutorials for beginners
• Tutorial apps for any device
• Programming languages
• Make your own apps
• Make web pages
• Program with robots
On September 17 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. CT, HEC-TV presents Constitution Day 2013: The Ongoing Impact of Gideon v. Wainwright. Join HEC-TV from the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse in St. Louis to interact with their panel of judges, prosecutors, and public defenders for a vibrant and insightful discussion on the constitutional, legal, political and practical implications of the landmark 1963 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Gideon v. Wainwright.
To find a more detailed program description- which participants can watch online, on TV, or participate via videoconference- that includes objectives, related national curriculum standards, pre-program learning activities, and information on how to view the program live and participate interactively, click here.
The Show-Me a Movie Digital Storytelling Contest is an annual event open for second through twelfth grade students. The contest has grown to include the following states: Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Winning movies are then showcased at the Midwest Education Technology Conference each year; students, families and educators are invited to attend. They are also featured on our SchoolTube channel.
The contest is currently open, and accepting submissions until Wednesday, December 12, 2013 at 3 p.m. central time. There are three divisions and five categories, and movies are judged upon:
• Quality of Content: Original work that achieves its stated purpose and appeals to its intended audience with good evidence of subject knowledge.
• Creativity: Well-developed, aesthetically pleasing and adds a different angle to its content.
• Videography (Live Action or Animation): Quality of images and sound, editing, etc.
• Reflection: Students demonstrate how their movies have achieved Common Core State Standards and what they have learned as a result of their project.
Also important to the judging process is that all resources used within the movie are cited, including images, artwork, and music. To learn more about the contest, including it’s categories and how to enter, visit the Show-Me a Movie page on CSD’s website.