Edgenuity's annual video contest is underway!
We believe that every click counts. Every aha moment your students have equals success–not just in their eyes, but in your eyes as well. You see how each of these moments adds up to real learning, and this is what inspires and motivates you.
With Edgenuity, you are empowered to effectively create those moments. Our online and blended learning solutions free you up to do what you do best: encourage and nurture students to reach their full potential. Nobody understands that better than you. And, your success is our success.
That's why we're inviting customers to participate in our video contest. Share those moments with us, and celebrate your success stories. Be sure to submit by December 7th, 2013 and show us that every click counts!
When you submit your video...
you will be entered to win one of three prizes!
The Grand Prize Winner will be recognized with a $5,000 technology grant.
Two runners-up will receive five one-year individual student licenses for their districts and schools.
Our overall winner could be showcased as part of Edgenuity's participation in Digital Learning Day on
February 5, 2014, an event that promotes and celebrates technology's influence in improving education.
Review the Every Click Counts official rules and regulations.
Don’t forget to submit a signed submission release form with your video.
Let us know where you are every step of the way @EdgenuityInc #EveryClickCounts
- Use a camcorder or digital camera, and not a phone camera.
- Use a tripod if one is available, or place the camera on a steady surface such as on a stack of books.
- Avoid zoom-ins and panning (moving the camera left to right) if possible, because the motion can get quite jittery.
- Shoot in a well-lit area and avoid backlighting. Backlighting refers to a light source (such as the sun) that is behind the subject.
- If possible, use an external microphone, and not the camera’s built-in microphone. Most camcorders and digital cameras have an option to include an external microphone using a mini RCA plug. This will enhance the audio quality of the video.
- Shoot from different angles and viewpoints to add dimension and depth to the video. If you are interviewing a person, then try experiment with different shots as well to change things up, such as shooting full body, midsection, or a close-up.
- Create a script and PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. It may also be useful to create cues or large poster boards with talking points or notes to keep the flow going.
- Shoot the video in short scenes instead of shooting the whole thing at once. This way if you make a mistake, then you will not need to start over from scratch, just from the beginning of that segment or scene.
- Use video editing software to compile all of the short scenes into one video. Create transitions between the scenes to avoid some of the hard cuts. (An example of a hard cut is if you have a person standing in the middle of the screen, then suddenly that person is on the right-hand side of the screen with no transition between.)
- Add background music to the video to give it more personality, but be sure to keep the audio level low enough that it does not take away from the talking points.
- Give your video a clever title. But please be sure to rename your file before you upload it using the following structure: titleofvideo_schoolname_state.
View our top three finalists from last year's contest.