Back in September Next Vista and CUE launched a student video contest. The finalists have been selected and this Friday night the winners will be chosen by the audience at CUE’s fall conference. Even if, like me, you won’t be at the conference, you can still check out 44 new videos produced for the contest. The new videos feature students sharing their tips and sixty second lessons for mathematics, social studies, science, and language arts. As always the videos have been screened by Next Vista staff for accuracy before going live on the site. As a social studies teacher one of the videos from the new list of 44 that I like is Math Behind Latitude and Longitude.
Applications for Education
Next Vista is the only education video sharing site that I included in Best of the EdTech Web 2010 because of the quality of content on the site and the overall purpose of the site (students helping students). If you’re looking for ideas for student video projects, take a look at some of the videos on Next Vista.
There are three main video classifications that Next Vista uses. The Light Bulbs category is for videos that teach you how to do something and or provides an explanation of a topic. The Global Views video category contains videos created to promote understanding of cultures around the world. The Seeing Service video category highlights the work of people who are working to make a difference in the lives of others.