KET Wants Student Stories and Videos

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

KET invites all kindergarten through 5th grade children in the KET viewing area to submit their original illustrated stories to the 2014 KET Young Writers Contest.

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For the first time, those in grades 3-5 can also choose to enter our NEW short story contest. Short stories must be between 400-600 words and do not require illustration.

In the Illustrated Story category, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be selected from each grade level. The Short Story category will have 1 winner chosen from all the short story entries. All winners will receive prizes and 1st place stories will be published on KET’s website.

The 2014 contest starts February 15 and continues through April 15. Read the rules, fill out the entry form, and get started writing/illustrating those stories!

Also, our KET School Video Project Challenge is currently seeking K-12 submissions about Digital Citizenship. Please upload and share student-produced news stories, public service announcements, and classroom projects between Feb. 17th and May 2, 2014 to win one of two greenscreen kits.

Don’t miss this opportunity to integrate multimedia technology and media studies with Kentucky Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Technology in a fun activity for project-based learning. And, it’s a chance to win a greenscreen and light kit for making more great student projects!

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Project focus is on school and community efforts to help Kentucky students be good and safe digital citizens, respectful of others’ rights and feelings while protecting themselves as they navigate the Internet, make and share multimedia projects, participate in social networking, and develop critical media awareness. Student videos can be brief projects like PSAs (public service announcements) on safe and respectful digital behavior (not texting while driving); news-story expolorations on how to develop media awareness and critical viewing skills; recorded discussions and solutions to common problems such as cyber-bullying and more.

Get Rid of the Snow Day Boredom

Monday, January 27th, 2014

We’ve settled into a winter that echoes those of my childhood. It’s been a while since we have seen measurable snow, lasting subzero temperatures, and snow days that become weeks. Everything seemed to slow a bit and perhaps this is what we need. After all, winter is a time for hibernation. It’s really difficult for teachers and students, though. The lag in classroom instruction can be frustrating, but there are plenty of learning opportunities during these cold, gray days and there is a place one can go to find answers to the many random questions that can pop up when one is suffering from cabin fever.

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PBS LearningMedia isn’t just for the classroom. This free service is full of P-20 resources to help feed the curiosities that naturally arise during winter snow day activities, whether they be sledding, reading, playing video games, or just trying to find something to do. Current, interesting, thought-provoking, inspiring, and truly educational videos and interactives are just a click away for students and parents, too! PBS LearningMedia is great for studying, researching, learning how to make or do something, working out, or simply satiating a desire to learn. It’s trustworthy and diverse. If you ever want to know about something, this is one of the first online places you should look.

 

A Cheyenne Odyssey

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

It’s here! The latest Mission US game is now live and being played by gamers across the globe. This is a fabulous instructional resource for teachers to incorporate into their U.S. history units. The third mission, A Cheyenne Odyssey, takes players back to 1866 as they assume the role of Little Fox who must brave many obstacles in order to help the tribe survive as the Transcontinental Railroad is being built, buffalo populations are falling, land is being overtaken by the white man, and new battles await around the corner. As with the previous missions, teacher materials are also available. Contact your KET Education Consultant to learn more.


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