The following awards will be delivered at the -

Flat Classroom Project 2010-2 Awards Ceremony

Date: Tuesday June 22, 2010
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Awards Slideshow

Multimedia Meta-Awards

These go to the best multimedia works overall from the 11 topic winners in each group.

About our Meta-judge:
Our meta-judge for this project is Mark van 't Hooft. Mark is a researcher and technology specialist at Kent State University's Research Center for Educational Technology, specializing in mobile and ubiquitous computing in education. He is a former Social Studies and English teacher, and holds a Phd in Curriculum & Instruction and Evaluation & Measurement from Kent State University. Mark has been involved with the Flat Classroom project as a judge and expert advisor since 2007.

Final comments from Mark:

First Place

Student and multimedia information: 7.E.2 by David S, (WISS) America
Title of video: **Google for Students**
Comments: This is an excellent and creative video that illustrates the power of Google by using different tools in Google to tell a story. The various elements of the video fit together well, including the search at the end for the background music that's being used in the video. It is obvious that the creator did his research and then made his case in an innovative way. Despite the fact that the credits are incomplete (no mention of Creative Commons) and there is no evidence of outsourced video, this entry really stood out.

Second Place

Student and multimedia information: 2.B.1 by Juliana C (AAHS) America
Title of video: **Where In This Flat World Are We Going?**
Comments: It is obvious that the creator of this video did her research. It was synthesized well in the form of a story. The only gap seems to exist towards the end, where there is very little discussion of critical issues of privacy and security that come with the increasing power and functionality of the Internet. The pace is a little slow, especially at the beginning, which is enhanced by staying too long with one visual (the title slide). Some music at the beginning and or end may liven things up a little. There is no mention of Creative Commons.

Third Place

Student and multimedia information: 4.B.1 by Sabrina K, AAHS, America
Title of video: **Uploading: The Changing Shape of Information**
Comments: The content is well-organized and provides a nice contrast between before and now. One comparison to point out though is in the section about communication, there is a big jump from the Pony Express to Gmail. What about all of the communication channels that were developed in between, such as telegraph, telephone, fax, etc.? Media are used well, especially the use of visuals. Credits are ok except for not mentioning Creative Commons.

Honorable Mention

Student and multimedia information: 10.B.1 by Karishma J, AAHS, USA
Title of video: **Virtual Communication:The Past, Present, and Future**
Comments: Interesting video that uses a story with a variety of multimedia to demonstrate developments in virtual communication. The choices of music are good. It seems that the content is a little off on some of the earlier dates. It is very, very long, and the same message could have been conveyed in much less time. Good job on the credits, although reference to Creative Commons is missing.

Multimedia Awards

These awards go to the best multimedia works. Student work will be assessed against two criteria related to the objectives of the Flat Classroom Project. A winner, runner up, third place and honorable mention (if appropriate) has been awarded in each of the 13 major topics.
See Rubrics for details about Criterion A: Design and Technical Quality and Criterion B: Synthesis and Construction of Ideas

These awards were given by our expert panel of judges

#1 Connecting the World Online (CWO)

First: 1.B.1 What the Internet did by Anish Patel (AAHS) USA
HM: 1.A.1 New Project 1 by Patrick B (WISS) USA

#2 World Wide Web (WWW)

First: 2.B.1 Where In This Flat World Are We Going? by Juliana C (AAHS) America
Second: 2.D.1 WWW: First Person Narrative by Juhi D. (AAHS) America
Third: 2.C.3 Journey of a Social Entrepreneur by Dhabyak AK, QA, Qatar
HM: 2.E.2- World Wide Web: Group Stories by Mike K. (WISS) America

#4 Uploading: The Changing Shape of Information (CSI)

First: 4.B.1Uploading: The Changing Shape of Information by Sabrina K, AAHS, America
Second: 4.D.2 The Next Online Story by Josh L, WISS, America
Third: 4.E.2 CSI Changing Entertainment Forever by Joanna M, WISS, America
HM: 4.A.1 Uploading Fame by Sumaira H. America and 4.C.1 Uploading: Social Entrepreneurship Sarah H., WISS, America

#6 Globalisation and Outsourcing (G&O)

First: 6.E.1 Globalization and Outsourcing: Art, Leisure, and Entertainment by Lidia R, AAHS America
Second: 6.A.1Globalization and Outsourcing: The Story by Alison Hunter and Lauren Ellis, WISS, America

#7 Google (GGL)

First: 7.F.1 Google Saves the Day by Karen B, AAHS, America
Second: 7.E.2 Google for Students David S, (WISS) America
Third: 7.A.1 Google/The story by Adelina Tun, Grup Scolar Agricol Holboca, Romania
HM: 7.E.1 Google Takes Over the World by Kathy Z, AAHS America and 7.B.1 Google is Taking Over the World by Mary C, WISS America

#8 PLEs and Social Networking (PLE&SN)

First: 8.F.1 PLE's and Social Networking by Louna C, AAHS, America
Second: 8.A.1 A New Step in Communication by Angela B, AAHS, America
Third: 8.B.2PLEs and Social Networking.m4vby Emily B. and Leena M., WISS, United States
HM: 8.B.3 Top 10 Most Popular Social Networking Sites by Alyssa C, AAHS, America

#9 Mobile and Ubiquitous (M&U)

First: 9.F.2 Mobile and Ubiquitous: How We Live by Sammy R, WISS, America
Second: 9.A.2 Mobile and Ubiquitous: The Story by Harris Risell WISS, Bianca Whaumbush WISS
Third: 9.A.1 Mobile and Ubiquitous by Amanda C, AAHS, America
HM: 9.B.2 Mobile & Ubiquitous- Innovation Invention Prediction by Gabe S, Wiss, America and 9.C.1 Mobile & Ubiquitous: Social Entrepreneurship by Alex S, AAHS, USA

#10 Virtual Communication (VCom)

First: 10.B.1 Virtual Communication:The Past, Present, and Future by Karishma J, AAHS, USA
Second: 10.D.3 Virtual Communication- First Person Narrative by Florin Cucireve, GSAH, Romania
Third: 10.B.2 World Communication by Amber Carroll, and Rachel Bruni, USA 2010 WISS
HM: 10.A.2 Virtual Communication By Larissa H, AAHS, America and 10.E.1 How Technology has Changed Lives by Alexander L., AAHS, USA

#11 Wireless Connectivity (WCon)

First: 11.B.1 - Wireless Connectivity: How it Started by MaryGrace R, AAHS, America
Second: 11.B.2 Wireless Connectivity: Innovation, Invention and Prediction by Maureen Beichert and Nick Altomare
Third: 11.E.1- Wireless Connectivity: Arts, Entertainment, and Leisure by Joules Z, AAHS, America
HM: 11.F.3 Wireless Connectivity - how we Live and Play by Emile G, QA, Qatar

Participating Classrooms

This is the list of schools participating in the final awards for completion of the project. (add in table format)