The buzz has already started for President Obama’s announcement of the “I Am What I Learn” video contest. I saw a couple of my favorite educators tweeting about it just now and want you to know too: “On September 8, the US Department of Education will ask students to respond to the President’s Back to School challenge by creating videos, up to two minutes in length, describing the steps they will take to improve their education and the role education will play in fulfilling their dreams,” the DOE says on its placeholder page. Here’s the White House’s info page. Hmm, will schools will have to stop blocking YouTube now? For great examples of already-completed student video projects, see “Young practitioners of social-media literacy” (doing homework the dog just can’t eat!).
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