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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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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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Show-Ne a Movie statesCooperating School Districts’ Show-Me a Movie Contest is now open to students in Missouri and its border states: Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa!

The entry form and reflection form will be posted online soon, but guidelines, deadlines, rules, and frequently asked questions are now online.

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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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