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Show_Me_Movie-10th-AIt’s that time of the year again! Teachers and students are planning their projects for the Show-Me a Movie Contest, celebrating its 10th year in 2014! To see complete rules and guidelines, please visit www.edplus.org. Show-Me a Movie is a program of EducationPlus and the METC ISTE affiliate. To refresh your memory, or if you’re new the contest, let’s share the Show-Me a Movie F.A.Q.:

Can students in grades 2-12 in private, parochial and public schools from any part of Missouri and its Border States (Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska) enter?  Yes.

Can a teacher sponsor or advise more than one group? 
Yes.

If students want to enter, but find none of their teachers willing to sponsor them, can they have another adult sponsor them? No. Only school staff may act as sponsors.

Will the prizes go to the students in the group or to the school? If there are cash prizes, they are awarded to the school; students receive prize bags that are distributed at the showcase at the METC Conference.

Will movies be rejected if they are received after 5 p.m. on the deadline date? Yes. Schools should allow ample time for movies/entry forms to arrive on time. Schedule deadlines accordingly. Be familiar with how to upload to your online platform. URLs should be tested before submitted to EducationPlus. Do not wait until the last minute.

Does the 2-minute limit on the move length include titles and credits? No. The content of the movie should not be more than 2 minutes in length. Longer movies will be disqualified. All sources used in creation of movie must be included in credits.

To what extent may copyrighted material be allowed in producing a movie? Generally, for educational use, 25% of copyrighted material, including music and sounds, can be used, according to the Fair Use Law. Trademarks should not be used unless permission is granted. All sources must be cited- this includes students’ original photography or music that is included in production. If music is part of the movie-making program, indicate so in the credits.

Can a group of students submit one reflection sheet? No. Each student in the group must submit his/her own reflection sheet. Their individual scores will be averaged in order to score the movie. Maximum length for the reflection is 200 words.

To learn how to participate, visit www.edplus.org. All movies must be submitted no later than 5 pm CT on December 5, 2014.

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METC 2015 speakersThe Connected Classroom is the EducationPlus Learning Division blog. Here are the top five most visited posts for the past month– did you contribute to the clicks?

(1) It’s Coming, All Things Google
(2) 2011 Show-Me a Movie Winners…
(3) Spotlight on Bob Deneau @ METC 2015
(4) Spotlight on Angela Van Batavia @ METC 2015
(5) Midwest Education Technology Community Conference 2015 Keynotes

To learn the latest on Show-Me a Movie, visit www.edplus.org. Contest rules and guidelines for 2014 have been posted! Midwest Education Technology Community Conference info can be found at METCconference.org. Of course, we’ll continue to post to the blog.

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Here are the top five most clicked upon blog posts for the past month on The Connected Classroom — have you read them? All of the listed posts are METC related. The conference is one week from today!

#1   Midwest Spotlight Educator: Robert Dillon

#2   Midwest Spotlight Educator: Christine Ruder

#3   Midwest Spotlight Educator: Heidi Morgan

#4   Midwest Education Technology Community Connecting Innovative Learners

#5   Announcing the Winning Entries for Show-Me a Movie 2013

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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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Today the judges have gathered at EducationPlus to evaluate the submitted movies for the 2013 Show-Me a Movie Contest! Using rubrics and through discussion, they are judging nearly 150 movies from two states. The movies that receive the highest scores will be honored at the 31st annual Midwest Education Technology Conference next month. Thanks to those who volunteer their time and talents to review the student work! COMING SOON: the winners!

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