|Manchester Center, VT- February 18th, 2011- Innovative educators could win 10 Flip video cameras for their classroom by submitting their best lesson plans utilizing Flip video cameras to the Video Innovation Lesson Plan Contest. The Digital Wish and Flip Video™ sponsored contest will award the creators of the four most innovative lesson plan submissions with classroom sets of 10 Flip UltraHD™ 1 hour video cameras to multiply their project possibilities.
It's easy for any K-12 educator to enter the Video Innovation Lesson Plan Contest. Teachers submit their best lesson plan ideas that utilize Flip video cameras. Lesson plans may cover any subject area. Entries will be judged based on their utilization of Flip video cameras, degree of innovation and originality, and level of student involvement.
Teachers do not need to include a video with their initial lesson plan submissions. However, if their lesson plan idea is selected as a winner, they must use their new Flip UltraHD™ cameras to create and submit a video that demonstrates their winning idea. All accepted lesson plans, regardless of whether they win or not, will be shared at www.digitalwish.org.
Enter one of four categories, including K-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, 6th-8th grade, and 9th-12th grade. One winner will be chosen from each grade range. All entrants must be full time K-12 teachers registered on Digital Wish. The deadline for submissions is March 31st, 2011.
"We've seen the use of Flip video cameras in the classroom surge as they've become the most affordable and fun tool to raise student engagement and interest in the curriculum," said Basho Mosko, program manager at Flip Video™. "This lesson plan contest will benefit not only the winners, but teachers across the country who want more ideas about how they can enrich their curriculum through video."
"We've had such a huge response to Digital Wish's 2-for-1 matching program for the Flip video cameras and we wanted to give classroom teachers an outlet to share their best ideas with their fellow educators across the nation," said Heather Chirtea, founder and executive director of Digital Wish. "Every teacher using Flip video cameras in their classroom can benefit from returning to Digital Wish to use our free community resources, such as educator- made lesson plans and new classroom technology grants."
Video has the power to invigorate and enhance any curriculum, allowing teachers to seamlessly incorporate technology into their classrooms. Flip video cameras' simple, one-touch recording and compact size make them the ideal tool for teachers and students alike, and the powerful FlipShare™ software included with the video camera makes editing and sharing videos a snap.
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About Digital Wish
Digital Wish is a non-profit on a mission to solve technology shortfalls in K-12 classrooms. The www.digitalwish.org website is designed to help teachers locate much-needed funding for classroom technology. In addition to awarding over fifty grants this year, Digital Wish provides a host of fundraising ideas and allows teachers to e-mail and print their technology wish lists so that parents and community members can contribute.