NetGenEd Project 2010 Awards

The following awards will be delivered at the -

NetGenEd Project 2010 Awards Ceremony

Date: Wednesday June 2
Elluminate Guest Link: NetGenEd Elluminate Presentation Room

Awards Slideshow

Master Meta-Awards

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

About our Master Meta-judge:
Dr John Turner is a technology facilitator at Qatar Academy in Doha. He has been involved with FlatClassroom projects as teacher, judge, keynote presenter and contributor since the early days. He is also a member of the Advisory Group. John has presented at local, national and international conferences as a FlatClassroom teacher in Australia, and now Qatar. Updates on his work and areas of interest can be found at

Final comments from John:
Congratulations to all those, students and teachers, who have participated and contributed. There is much to be learned by viewing all the videos. The diversity of ideas, creative application of a range of multimedia software, commitment to meeting demanding timelines, in at times challenging technological environments, and the collaborative approach all reflect impressive skills of value in today's digitally connected world. It is important that you look to build on the skills and dispositions on display in your work. I look forward to hearing of you in the future as visual digital storytellers within whatever field of endeavor you ultimately take on. Good luck and once again, well done.

Design and Technical Quality:
The range of technologies selected and used was an impressive reflection of individual purposeful choice. The editing was most impressive across the board with all stories holding my attention and being clearly communicated. Very rarely did the special effects or transitions intrude. Perhaps some use of text overlay on video when explaining key points could have added to the communication. Also, always check that text is not disappearing too quickly before it can be read properly. Testing with third parties outside those who are directly involved in the project is always helpful.

Synthesis and Construction of Ideas:
The most impressive aspect across the board was the strong storylines that were theme focused on the theme. Stories were generally well organised amd attention paid to accurate spelling. Videos which included contributions by teachers (even allowing for their bad acting skills) stood out and I would recommend that teachers look to be active participants wherever possible to model good collaboration. Students need to be careful that all multimedia is copyright allowed and acknowledge as such in references (lack of acknowledgment to sources such as and use of commercial songs in some projects were of concern). Finally, it is important to not lose objectivity which can be reflected in one-sided views or 'inevitabilities' that neglect realities. This is why good film makers are also good critical thinkers and can tell a story that not only engages but also informs in a balanced way. These suggestions are for future reference as you build on what is obviously quite impressive skills demonstrated in all aspects of the project.

First Place

1.A.1 Virginia V, Westwood Schools, Georgia, USA
Title of video: 'The Power in Your Palm'

Judges comment: The simple but extremely important and timely concept of using mobile technologies to support giving was professionally explained with strong collaborative contributions. Strong emotive appeal supported the intended context.

Second Place

5.B.1 Jordan B, Westwood Schools, Georgia, USA
Title of video: 'Opening Education'

Judges comment: Took on a most challenging synthesis of materials but managed to put together a coherent story that would be of value to educators worldwide. At times text was a bit quick, credits unclear and could have used a summary, but overall structure most impressive and held together by excellent editing of demanding materials.

Third Place

D.APM.1 Priscilla K., Korea International School, South Korea
Title of video: //Streamlined Learning//

Judges comment: Technically most impressive with engaging storyline and content insights. Innovative structure. Could have used collaborative data and a bit one-sided but sold what it wanted to sell well.

Honourable Mention

6.E.1 Isaac N., Kristin School, New Zealand
Title of video: 'Entertainment and Gesture Based Computing'

Judges comment: Most impressive animation skills that has potential for future career. Should look to extend skills to incorporate video and look to be part of collaborative projects. Voice-over and humour was most attracting

Multimedia Awards

These awards go to the best multimedia works. Student work will be assessed against two criteria related to the objectives of the NetGenEd Project. A winner, runner up, third place and honorable mention (if appropriate) has been awarded in each of the 6 major topics.
See Rubrics (hyperlink to Rubrics wiki for current project) 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 (hyperlink to Judges wiki for current project) led by our hard working Meta-Judges.
(for each award add multimedia #, Student hyperlinked ot Ning profile, and video title)

#1 Mobile Computing

First: 1.A.1 Virginia V 'The Power in Your Palm', Westwoods School, Georgia, USA
Second: 4.A.2 Alexandra Bobo 'Mobile Computing and the Future of Education', Virtual High School, USA
Third: 1.A.2 Krysta McDaniel 'Freedom with Mobile Computing', The International School of the Americas, Texas, USA

#2 Open Content

First: 5.B.1 Jordan B 'Opening Education', Westwood Schools, Georgia, USA
Second: 6.B.1 Miller S 'Wide Open Learning', Westwood Schools, Georgia, USA
Third: 8.B.1 Riley A. Riley's_NetGenEd_Video, Westwood Schools, Georgia, USA

#3 Electronic Books

First: C.APM.1 - Sarah M 'Ebooks: How Electronic Books are Changing our Future', International School of the Americas, Texas, USA
Second: 1.C.3 Alexander L. New Zealand, E-Books, Kristin School, New Zealand
Third: 8.C.2 Amy M, Innovation and E-Books, Kristin School, New Zealand
HM: 4.C.2 Lara M, E-Books and Integrity, The International School of the Americas, Texas, USA

#4 Simple Augmented Reality

First: D.APM.1. Priscilla K, Streamlined Learning, Korea International School, Korea
Second: 7.D.1 Samuel T, Samuel's simple augmented reality video, Kristen School, New Zealand
Third: 2.D.2. Alix R, The Flat Classroom Project, International School of the Americas, Texas, USA
HM: 5.D.2. Zane T. Rushing, Augmented Reality Collaboration, International School of the Americas, Texas, USA

#5 Gesture-Based Computing

First: 7.E.1 Katherine C 'Gesture Based Computing and Speed', International School of the Americas, Texas, USA
Second: 6.E.1 Isaac N. 'Entertainment and Gesture Based Computing', Kristin School, New Zealand
Third: 4.E.1 Nic E 'How can Gesture-Based Computing change schools?', Pleasant Plains High School, Illinois, USA
HM: E.APM.1, Kunjan, Murdering the Mouse, Westwoods School, Georgia, USA AND 5.E.2, Daniel, Gesture Based Computing and Collaboration, International School of the Americas, Texas, USA

#6 Visual Data Analysis

First: 2.F.2 Emily Y , Learning in Multiple Dimensions with Visual Data, International School of the Americas, Texas, USA
Second: 7.F.1 Ramsha K. Visual Data Analysis, Speed, Beaconhouse School System, Islamabad. Pakistan.
Third: 8.F.1 Callum Young Visual Data Analysis - Innovation, Kristen School, New Zealand
HM: 6.F.2 Josh Davis, Changing Times, Pleasant Plains High School, Illinois, USA

Participating Classrooms

Teacher Name
Korea International School
Sara Patterson and Catherine Wentworth
Ringwood secondary college
Clare Rafferty and Kimberley Hall
Ringwood, Melbourne Australia
River East Collegiate
Eva Brown
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Choithram International
Dilip Vasu
Indore, India
Beaconhouse School System
Soniiya Jahangir
Islamabad, Pakistan
Kristin School
Andrew Churches
New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand
Hawkesdale P12 College
Anne Mirtschin
Hawkesdale, Victoria
Westwood Schools
Vicki Davis
Camilla, Georgia
Cordova Jr/Sr High School
Erin Hollowell
Cordova, Alaska
The International School of the Americas
Honor Moorman and Cassie Allen
San Antonio, Texas
Manitou Springs Middle School
Lisette Casey
Manitou Springs
Palisades High School
Jaime Guthier
Virtual High School
Yvonne Caples
Las Vegas, Nevada
Millis High School
David A DiGiammerino
Millis, Massachusetts
Pleasant Plains High School
John Langley
Pleasant Plains, Illinois