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Rob on the Road Meets an Award-Winning EGUSD Teacher!

If you’ve been looking for a rationale and the inspiration for bringing filmmaking into the core curriculum, we recommend listening to KVIE’s Rob on the Road’s recent interview with Jim Bentley, 6th grade teacher at Foulks Ranch Elementary School.  Jim was honored at last Spring’s SEVAs as the 2012 recipient of the Allen Hinderstein Award, in recognition of his dedication, passion, and vision for teaching.

Congratulations, Jim!

To learn more about the many ways Jim integrates media literacy and digital citizenship into the school day, you can follow him on Mr. Bentley’s Classroom Blog.

Congratulations To the Winners of the 2012 Lots2Give Video Contest!

Congratulations to the talented video teams at John Ehrhardt and Robert J. Fite Elementary Schools! Both sites were awarded $2,000 grants from Big Lots based on their applications and accompanying videos:

Kudos to both filmmaking crews! It’s very exciting to students stepping up and taking action to benefit their school sites!

Digital ID PSA Challenge – We have winners!

We had the pleasure this last week of visiting three EGUSD school sites to present student awards for the 2012 Digital ID PSA Challenges.  Students at Herman Leimbach, Foulkes Ranch, and Elk Grove High School stepped up to the challenge and created winning PSAs that addressed four specific topics (foci) of digital citizenship shown below:

Digital ID PSA Challenge

CONGRATULATIONS to our winners! Your work is deserving of a worldwide audience – and will benefit students and teachers across grade levels and school districts.

  • Elementary School Level

    • The Art Thief? – Focus 3 (Respecting Boundaries) – By Shelby & team – Special recognition for teacher~student collaboration
    • Wanted – Focus 1 (Stepping Up) – By Antone & team
    • Cyberbullying – Focus 1 (Stepping Up) – By Alyson & team
    • Caught – Focus 3 (Respecting Boundaries) – By Alexis & team
  • High School Level

    Bravo, EGUSD filmmakers! We applaud both your creativity and the important messages each of your videos conveys. We’re already looking forward to your 2013 entries!

Test Taking Tips for the 2011 CSTs

For the many of you who thoroughly enjoyed  last year’s The Secret to CST, we have great news: Rudy Alfonso’s 5th grade filmmakers have just released the sequel, The CST 2011.  Enjoy – and share with your students!

You can also watch the movie on Calaxy – K12HSN or Vimeo.

Knowing how much students (and teachers) could use a little inspiration and an energy boost during testing time, please let us know if you have any test taking tips to share!

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