netTrekker has launched a new video contest, "Personalized Learning in Action," that gives educators an opportunity to win one of two $1,500 scholarships to attend this year's ISTE 2010 conference in Denver in June.
Entries will be accepted until April 16, 2010. The contest is open to netTrekker customers as well as non-customers. A special 30-day free trial is offered to non-customers to enable teachers and students to access and use netTrekker as part of their video submission. The contest encourages educators, with the help of their students, to create video clips illustrating how they use netTrekker (along with other resources) to engage students in a personalized learning experience.
netTrekker enables educators to safely connect to thousands of high-quality, standards-aligned digital resources and tools to support students' learning needs. All netTrekker resources are hand-selected by expert educators to keep every search safe, focused and relevant, and cover the entire school curriculum, according to the announcement.
Videos entries will be featured on netTrekker's YouTube channel and its online educational community, www.nettrekkervillage.com/, where other educators can comment and vote on the clips. Educators can earn extra contest points by sharing their video with peers, colleagues, and parents using social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Entries will be judged on meeting the requirements, on creativity, and incorporating personalized learning within their classrooms using netTrekker. Winners will be selected by a committee of netTrekker management and content editors and will be notified during the week of April 19, 2010.
Examples of personalized learning in action might include:
Showing how netTrekker is used to research and build lesson plans;
Demonstrating how students are using netTrekker in the classroom for project research;
Building and sharing lesson plans that incorporate differentiated instruction elements for students with special needs; or
Assigning projects to students that extend their learning experience beyond the walls of the classroom and into their home lives.
Two winners of the "Personalized Learning in Action" contest will receive $1,500 towards registration at ISTE 2010, travel, accommodations, and meal expenses. Additional prizes, including five BrainPOP classroom subscriptions and 20 BrainPOP hats will be awarded to runners-up.
Each year ISTE attracts the top educational technology companies worldwide. Nearly 500 of these companies will be present with displays and educational demonstrations where attendees can get up close and personal with the best technology available today. Attendees can also learn what other education and technology leaders are using to achieve their goals of enhancing student learning through technology.
Full details about the video contest along with links to submit a video are available at www.nettrekker.com/pages/video-contest. For schools not subscribed to netTrekker, a no-obligation 30-day free trial can be obtained by visiting www.nettrekker.com/pages/video-contest/extended-free-trial.
Source: netTrekker, www.nettrekker.com