Monday, May 5, 2008

SMART Technologies Contest

Don't miss the deadline for entering SMART's Extraordinary Moments video contest. May 31 is the last day for entries. Find out more at
To view current entries, go to the SMART Technologies Channel.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Contest for Teachers

Just got some info on a contest sponsored by Lands' End designed to recognize outstanding teachers:

Lands’ End is announcing the Teachers Light the Way Contest. The company will recognize outstanding teachers that have made a difference in the life of a student, a school or a community.

Forty-five (45) teachers will receive the coveted Lands’ End Lighthouse Award – representing the company’s 45-year history.

  • Three (3) Grand Prize winners that will receive between $4,000-$10,000 for the teachers to split with the winning school.
  • Forty-two (42) Honorable Mention winning teachers will receive a $100 Lands End gift card.

But that’s not all – readers who nominate a Grand Prize winning teacher will also receive a $250 Lands’ End gift card. Readers who nominate an Honorable Mention winning teacher will get a $25 Lands End gift card.

If your readers would like to recognize an extraordinary teacher or get more information, they can submit an essay up to 500 words and fill out the online entry form at The contest will end at midnight, April 17, 2008.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Two New Channels

TeacherTube is excited to have two new dedicated channels. Check out the Adora's Flying Fingers channel, which features videos of young author Adora Svitak. We're happy to support Adora's mission to teach and encourage other young writers. And don't miss the AIHE channel by the American Institute for History Education. In this channel you'll find videos on many people and events important in American history as well as video commentaries from U.S. History scholars.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Interwrite Learning/TeacherTube Video Contest Winners Announced

The final winners of the Interwrite Learning/TeacherTube video contest have been announced. Only three winning schools were selected from over 200 entries! Thanks to all of the TeacherTube community members for voting for your favorites.

K-5 Winner: Ain't Gonna Hold Us Back (D-I-G-I-T-A-L) by Canandaigua Primary School in Canandaigua, NY

6-8 Winner: Digital Child by Ilminster Intermediate in Gisborne, New Zealand

9-12 Winner: The Touch by J.M. Tate High School in Cantonment, FL

And check out the videos receiving Honorable Mention! My favorite: Malone High School's Crank that Interwrite for Best Use of Soulja Boy's "Crank That"

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Do your students have a question for the candidates?

If your students have a burning question to ask the presidential candidates, then Participate in 10Questions by capturing their questions on video, then upload to TeacherTube and make sure to tag it "10questions" (without the quotes). Your questions will be added to the 10Questions "Student Voices" website. Go there to vote on the best questions; the top 10 get selected to be asked of the candidates. In turn, the candidates will post video responses and we can decide if they answered the questions. What a great way to get students involved in the democratic process!

From the 10Questions Blog:

"Teachers around the world have looked to the web to impress the values of civic participation upon their students, so what better platform to teach them about campaigns and elections than 10Questions, a forum in which their students’ questions just might be answered by the presidential candidates?

To address this, we've added a new section to the site called “Student Voices.” It's accessible via a new tab on right-hand side of 10Questions tab bar:
The tab takes you to a page featuring only videos uploaded by -- you guessed it -- students. It’s part of our new push to get high school students to participate on the site.

To help with this outreach, we’ve added the educational video sharing site TeacherTube to the list of video platforms you can use to upload your questions to 10Questions. TeacherTube is also now a co-sponsor of the project, and it will be encouraging its users to post videos to the site. We also hope to have teachers blog about their experiences making videos with their classes...
We’re really excited about this partnership and the chance it gives us to involve more students in the electoral process. Welcome TeacherTube!"

Monday, October 29, 2007

Time to Cast Your Vote!

Congratulations to the Finalists of the Interwrite Learning/TeacherTube video contest! Now your votes can help three teachers win a $15,000.00 Interwrite classroom makeover. To vote, click on the links below to view the finalists' videos. Log in (or register if you haven't registered to vote) and click the Vote for This button to vote for your favorite video in each of the three categories. The public votes count 30% of the finalists' score. Voting ends November 9th.

K-5 Finalists:

Interwrite Can Get Us What We Need
Hildebran Elementary School
Hildebran, NC

Aint Gonna Hold Us Back (D-I-G-I-T-A-L)
Canandaigua Primary School
Canandaigua, NY

Kiwi Kids Use ICT
Pt England School
Pt England,

Low Tech Life
Melissa Ridge Elementary
Melissa, TX

Give Me More Technology
Fairfield Elementary
Fairfield, TX

6-8 Grade Finalists:

SMG (Save My Grade)
Lourdes Central Catholic
Nebraska City, NE

Use Ya Tech
Red Bank Middle School
Red Bank, NJ

Digital Child
Ilminster Intermediate

Valley View Middle School
Edina, MN

The Franklin Academy
Wake Forest, NC

9 - 12 Grade Finalists:

The Touch
J.M. Tate High School
Cantonment, FL

Byron Center High School
Byron Center, MI

Ain't No Teacher Fast Enough
Hubbard High School
Hubbard, OH

Step Into Our Classroom
Elsik 9th Grade Center
Houston, TX

Fight For Your Right/Classroom Science
Highland Central High School
Highland, NY

Monday, October 22, 2007

Video Contest Moves to Finalists Stage

The Interwrite Learning/TeacherTube Video Contest has concluded accepting entries as of 3:59 PM (GMT) on October 22, 2007. There are a total of 213 entries! Check them out at the contest website. Finalists will be announced on Friday, October 26 and then you will have an opportunity to vote for your favorite in each category. The public votes will count for 30% of the finalists' scores to determine the grand prize winners. So between Friday, October 26 and Friday, Novemer 9, return to the contest site and vote for the classrooms you think are most deserving of a $15,000.00 classroom makeover.