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2014 STLP State Championship Shines On

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 by Jeff Gray, KET

Kentucky’s Department of Education held its eighth annual Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) State Championship on April 22 in Lexington’s Rupp Arena. From the STLP website, “The State Championship allows students from across the state to come together and demonstrate for other students, school and community persons what they know and can do with technology.”

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This year’s event was the first state championship coordinated by new program director, Jeff Sebulsky, formerly of Clark County Schools. He has impressed many with his expertise and creative drive.

Hundreds of K-12 schools from districts across Kentucky were represented. In addition to the displays of robotics, coding, app and game making, and other projects, a trip up and down the rows of student displays once again showed a big interest in making curriculum-based video production projects at all levels. From environmental to health topics, from digital citizenship to the arts, there was quite a good representation this year of schools who support student-produced video production.

AMLE “Taking the Lead” School Video Contest

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 by Jeff Gray, KET

Student video-producing schools interested in contests will have to hurry for this one because the due date is Oct. 24, 2011.

Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), formerly known as NMSA, is accepting video submissions to be played at its 38th Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, Nov 10-12, 2011. More than 7,000 educators from around the world will view the winning videos at the general sessions and will also see them recognized on SchoolTube and in the conference program books.

The conference theme is “Taking The Lead.” Challenge your students to use their 21st century technology and communication skills to showcase how they are taking the lead in their classroom, school, or communities.

Contest Details

  • Open to middle grade students (5-9)
  • Those working on the video must be 10 to15  year – olds, but teachers may submit the videos.
  • Each video must be 3 minutes or less.
  • Video(s) must be submitted via SchoolTube.  Information and instructions are at the Taking the Lead video contest information page.
  • Schools may enter as many videos as they would like.
  • Deadline: Videos must be uploaded no later than October 24th, 2011, at 11:00 pm EST.
  • Top 3 winners will be notified by November 7, 2011.
  • Top 3 Winners will recieve Best Buy Gift Cards for classroom use and cool SchoolTube gear.
  • To become eligible all videos must be uploaded by clicking the “Enter Now” button on this page.

For questions, email crisheill@nmsa.org or call Chris Risheill at 614-895-4730

Videomaker: Video Production, Editing, Equipment Reviews, Tutorials

Monday, October 12th, 2009 by Jeff Gray, KET

Videomaker has been a useful online and magazine resource for years. Much of the online information is free, although magazine subscription gains users deeper access to content through password access. Check it out for product and software reviews, how-to articles, and information for digital video production including tutorials on greenscreen chromakey production effects.


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