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Heidi MorganHeidi Morgan is a 6th grade Reading and Language Arts teacher. She is passionate about technology integration and is always looking for new and innovative ways to create the best 21st century learning environment for her students. She strongly believes that kids can change the world and gives them every opportunity to start while in her class through global collaborative projects.

In 2013, Heidi, from New Lenox, Illinois, was selected as a MIDWEST SPOTLIGHT EDUCATOR for 2014 for the METC Conference. This recognition honor leaders from the region in education technology, whose practices are making a difference for students as well as teachers.

She is currently the Vice President of DeICE, the Joliet area chapter of Illinois Computing Educators. She is a DEN STAR Educator, and her class presented in Discovery Educator Network’s Digital Learning Day’s Don’t Worry…Get Appy. She has presented at the Illinois Computing Educators Conference, Illinois Education and Technology Conference, Raising Student Achievement Conference, and T21 Con at Illinois State University. Follow her on Twitter @heidiamorgan.

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Show-Me a Movie Contest 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.

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#megcamp CSDFriday was the last day of Meg Ormiston’s Tech Camp at Cooperating School Districts. Throughout the week, participants from several area districts collaborated in person and online, learning about ed tech tools they will be able to use in their classroom this upcoming school year. Friday’s activities included the campers sharing the videos they created during the course of the week!

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#megcamp participants are making movies today at Cooperating School Districts. Tomorrow is their last day working with Meg Ormiston, in person.

 

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