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Show-Me a Movie logoThis year, we received nearly 150 movie entries for our annual digital storytelling contest. Last week, judging took place over two days (first time ever!) and we now can announce the winning movies. Congratulations to the following entries in the 2013 Show-Me a Movie Contest, and thank you to all who submitted student work!

Show-Me a Challenge
Elementary: Helping Hands, Probe Center, Ferguson-Florissant School District
Middle School: Insecurities, LaSalle Springs Middle School, Rockwood School District
Middle School Honorable Mention: One Paper Turns Into Millions, Bryan Middle School, Francis Howell School District
High School: P.A.N.D.A.S. Strong, Ursuline Academy

Show-Me Your Community
Elementary: Heroes at Home: Our School Community, Eisenhower Elementary School, Fort Leavenworth School District
Middle School: Old Vine Riverfront Bistro, Francis Howell Middle School, Francis Howell School District
High School: Reaching Hands in Difficult Times, Ursuline Academy

Show-Me Your Creativity
Elementary: Why Play Minecraft?, Meramec Elementary School, Clayton School District
Middle School: Imagination is Powerful, Orchard Farm Middle School, Orchard Farm School District
High School: The Art of Design, Visitation Academy

Show-Me Something New
Elementary: How to Make a Pinch Pot, Buder Elementary, Ritenour School District
Middle School: How to be Confident, LaSalle Springs Middle School, Rockwood School District

Show-Me a Story
Elementary: Super Leader Saves the Day, Stanton Elementary, Rockwood School District
Middle School: Tarra and Bella, Rockwood South Middle School, Rockwood School District
High School: Girl in the Mirror, Ursuline Academy

We’re excited that report that many new schools participated in the contest this year. While we’ve had winners from across the state of Missouri in the past (including the Kansas City area and Joplin), the 2013 contest actually marks the first out-of-state winner, Heroes at Home: Our School Community, from the Fort Leavenworth School District in Kansas.

The winning movies will be showcased on our SchoolTube channel  and we will be honored at a reception at the 31st annual Midwest Education Technology Conference next month.

METC and Show-Me a Movie are programs of EducationPlus.

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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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For 30 years, the Midwest Education Technology Conference (METC) has provided a venue for K-12 educators interested in integrating technology into the classroom. Inspiring keynote speakers, as well as top-notch presenters, are hallmarks of the conference.   This year, students are taking an even more active role in METC, bridging what they learn in class to the real world.  Student roles include:

  • Presenters – Six breakout sessions feature students:
    • Student Centered Support for 21st Century Schools
    • Robotics Advancing the Human condition
    • BDPA: Providing Students Hands-on Experience in Web Development
    • Buder Bobcat News: Who Says that Elementary Kids Can’t Produce the News?
    • Shakespearean Stop Animation
    • Live Morning Broadcast, More than Just Announcements
  • Reporters – The METC eNews Bureau will report on happenings at the conference.  All aspects of the eNews Bureau (reporters, editors, photographers, web developers) involve high school students from the St. Louis area, including Brentwood, Ladue, MRH and John Burroughs. To follow the METC 2013 eNews, go to http://www.brentwood.k12.mo.us/metc2013/.
  • Tech Support – Eighteen students in the Cisco Networking Academy class at North Tech High School will provide technical support for presenters.
  • Graphic Designmetc 2013 programMETC collaborated with Wentzville High School graphic design teachers to find students to design the conference program cover and a special t-shirt.  The teachers selected five designs as finalists and the METC Advisory & Planning Committee selected the winning designs.  This opportunity will be opened to other districts for METC 2014.
  • Show-Me a Movie is a digital storytelling contest that allows students in grades 2 through 12 to demonstrate their creativity and digital moviemaking skills. Based on curriculum and with a content focus, the movies will showcase what students know, care about, and are able to do. Cash prizes go to the school of the winning movies in each category.   All winning movies are showcased at a reception on February 12, 2013 during METC.

Online registration is available at www.METCconference.org.
METC is a program of Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis.

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We’re excited not only to post the winning movies in the 2012 Show-Me a Movie Contest, but also to share a video about the contest, produced by Ladue High School.

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Hear program manager Rebecca Morrison talk about the contest, and the importance of instructional technology and media literacy in the classroom. The contest is in it’s eighth year. Thanks again to Ladue View for taking on this project!

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Show_Me_MovieThe judges gathered last week at Cooperating School Districts to evaluate the 2012 Show-Me a Movie entries. Using a rubric, they measured the videography, reflections, creativity, quality of content of each movie. This year’s new rule that movies must cite all sources within the film eliminated some otherwise great movie-making efforts. Choosing the winners in each category was a difficult task for the judges, and the difference between winning and non-winning entries, in many cases, was only a few points.

Thank you to all who submitted movies this year for Show-Me a Movie. We hope to get more movies at Cooperating School Districts from you and your students next year. Look for the winning movies posted to our SchoolTube channel!

The Show-Me a Movie winning submissions are…

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Show-Me a ChallengeSaint Baldrick’s Heroes, submitted by Warren Elementary, Francis Howell School District

Show-Me a StoryGirls on the Run @ Warren, submitted by Warren Elementary, Francis Howell School District

Show-Me Something NewHeading Towards Health, submitted by Renner Elementary School, Park Hill School District

Show-Me Your CommunityThe Dream of Legacy Park, submitted by Warren Elementary, Francis Howell School District

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Show-Me a ChallengeBetter Than a Bystander, submitted by Wildwood Middle School, Rockwood School District

Show-Me Something NewCan Crushing, submitted by Ida Cannon Middle School, Elsberry R2 School District

Show-Me Your Community - Heroes Among Us, submitted by Francis Howell Middle School, Francis Howell School District

Show-Me Your CreativityAcid Rain Dissolving the Future, submitted by Rockwood Valley Middle School, Rockwood School District

HIGH SCHOOL

Show-Me a StoryBlessed Beyond Measure, submitted by Ursuline Academy

Show-Me Your CreativityJust a Piece of Paper, submitted by Francis Howell Central High School, Francis Howell School District

These movies will be screened February 12, 2013 at the Midwest Education Technology Conference. Participating students, their families and teacher are invited to the showcase, as is any other interested educator. Questions? Contact Show-Me a Movie Program Manager Rebecca Morrison.

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2012 Show-Me a Movie judging takes place today at Cooperating School Districts. Volunteers from CSD, Mehlville School District, Gateway Media Literacy Partners, and BJC School Outreach evaluated (in two groups) the submitted films using rubrics that measured videography, reflections, creativity, quality of content. Winning submissions will be posted to our SchoolTube channel and showcased at the annual Midwest Education Technology Conference on the evening of February 12, 2013.

Thank you to all the schools that submitted movies, and thanks our judges who set aside today to review the movies. Winners will be announced next week.

Show-Me a Movie 2012

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There is just over one month to submit to the Show-Me a Movie Contest sponsored by Cooperating School Districts. Second through twelfth graders in Illinois and Missouri are invited to share their two-minute movies via SchoolTube (double check those movie links to ensure they are open to the public for our judges to view!). The deadline to submit a movie is Friday, December 14. Movies will be judged the second week of January and all participants will be notified whether they were named winners within a couple weeks of judging. Winning movies will be announced and showcased at the 30th annual Midwest Education Technology Conference.

Please visit www.csd.org for full contest rules; for questions regarding the contest, contact program manager Rebecca Morrison.

[Thank you to 2012 contest sponsors
BrainPOP, CSD, SchoolTube, and Tech4Learning]

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