What makes you a connected learner?
Show your Personal Learning Network for a chance to win one of many fabulous prizes!
Powerful Learning Practice and the Intel Teachers Engage Community are hosting a video contest – it’s easy to enter and you could win some fabulous prizes, including our Grand Prize, an Intel Inspired Ultrabook!
We realize there is more than one way to create a PLN, so we have created several categories for submissions with prizes for each section. Choose from the following video prompts to show us how you weave your Web. Then make a video – show us!
How does your (personal learning network) garden grow?
Is it a game of numbers – the more connections the better? Are you pickier about who you friend, follow, and like? Are fewer, deeper connections the way to go? Show us how you research, build, and nourish your ever-growing personal learning network and tell us a little bit about how you use your PLN.
A day in the life of a connected educator
Maybe you’ve seen the infographic showing a day in the life of a connected educator. Now we want an insider’s view into your own day! Make a video showing us snippets of your day as a connected educator. Start when you wake up, and stop when you go to bed. How does being connected play out throughout your day? Personally and professionally – we want a sneak peek inside!
What makes you a connected learner?
Do you use online communities to process complex ideas? Twitter to crowdsource – find a new restaurant, someone to help with a project, or something you can’t find on Google? Do you blog and then interact with your readers? Be creative and show us – how do you connect online?
What does networking on a state or district level look like?
Show us how a networked leader rolls. How does an educational leader leverage network connections in and out of the office? What considerations does a connected leader make when building a PLN? How does an open leader link up? Show us your connection strategies.
The fabulous prizes
- Grand prize for best video overall: Intel Inspired Ultrabook
- Category winners (4): Kindle Fire
- Runner ups: (2) PD packages for a team of five, (2) free e-Courses, (4) mini-libraries of top selling connected learning books
How to enter – 3 easy steps
- Record a video (no more than 90 seconds in length) about one of the topics below. Be creative! Show us, rather than just tell us!
- How does your (personal learning network) garden grow?
- A day in the life of a connected educator
- What makes you a connected learner?
- What does networked leadership look like?
- Upload your video to YouTube with your name and Connected Educator Month in the title, such as “Connected Educator Month- Chris Davis.” Tag your video with the tags PLPConnectedLearner and CE12. Don’t want to upload to YouTube? Visit www.dropitto.me/CEmonth and enter password ce12. Then use the simple upload form to send us your video via Dropbox.
- Fill out the contest entry form. Then add a comment on this post with the link where we can view it on YouTube (or tell us that you uploaded it to the Dropbox link).
Want to see some examples?
Contest rules and fine print
Upload your video by September 30, 2012. Our panel of judges (to be announced soon) will judge the videos based on content and creativity. Winners will be announced after the close of Connected Educator Month! Good luck!
- Your video must be 90 seconds or less in length
- You must submit your video by September 30, 2012.
- All work must be original (or you must have permission to use video work that isn’t yours).
- You need proof of parental permission for any videos that feature children under 18.
- By entering this contest, you agree that Powerful Learning Practice and Connected Educator Month sponsors may use your video on their blog, website, and social media accounts. This includes uses such as “look at this cool video” to other marketing uses.
- Powerful Learning Practice reserves the right to choose winners based on creativity, content, or other criteria of their choosing.
- If there are not enough qualified entrants, PLP reserves the right to not award any or all of the prizes.