Amazing GIFs that define #fashion words?! Check ‘em out and vote your favorite in our Fancy Pants #GIF contest: https://projected.com/contests/59-gif-contest-fancy-pants
Winner Announcement: Don’t play with Fire! Check out these GIFs instead. Announcing winners the “Words that Ignite” vocab GIF contest here: https://projected.com/contests/57-gif-contest-words-that-ignite
Winner Announcement: Talk about interesting neighbors?! These winning videos from the “Who’s in Your Neighborhood” vocab contest are eclectic! Watch and learn here: https://projected.com/contests/56-whos-in-your-neighborhood
Winner Announcement: Not feeling great? These winning GIFs from the “Doctor Will See You Now” contest will fix you right up! Check out the winners here: https://projected.com/contests/55-the-doctor-will-see-you-now
Need a little more time to get your charges up in our Static Electricity contest? You got it! The deadline for the “Ben Franklin & The Electric Fire” contest has just been extended. Submissions due 10/6/14. Get all the details here: https://projected.com/contests/60-ben-franklin-and-the-electric-fire
In just one year, Project Ed has inspired thousands to create videos with the power to teach K-12 topics. This is how.
As we approach one year since launching ProjectEd.com, now is a great time to reflect on what we are doing and why.
When we set out to build Project Ed, we knew the world of education was changing. We knew that, increasingly, young people had the tools and skills to communicate in a digital world. We knew that young people consume educational content on a massive scale, but their voices are overlooked in the development of curricular content. Most of all, we knew technology holds great promise for the future of storytelling, teaching, and creating.
So we decided to build a platform that empowers anyone to create digital stories with the power to teach.
Project Ed is a platform dedicated to educational video made for and by 21st century learners. The core of Project Ed is an open, community-driven approach to content. We start by identifying K-12 concepts where a video has the potential to create a meaningful impact. Then we design contests to take these lessons out of the classroom and put them in the hands of digital storytellers.
Each contest starts with a “creative brief,” that includes everything needed to achieve a specific learning goal. Once the brief is launched on Projected.com, creators from all over craft original narratives to teach in unforgettable ways. Each brief generates hundreds of new ideas and a multitude of submissions. This process brings together the rigor of curriculum experts and the passion of creators to build an open library of effective, engaging lessons.
Along the way, creators are lead through a process we refer to as Challenge-Based Learning. Through our creative briefs, participants acquire new knowledge and are inspired to dig deeper and learn more. Then they are challenged to think critically and craft a new story teaches that specific concept. Lastly, they must collaborate and make use of new media literacies to produce new content. Throughout this process our community and library offer support and guidance with tutorials, behind-the-scenes, and tips from other young creators.
Our approach is opening the door to new ideas in teaching and putting creativity at the forefront of learning. Since our first contest, thousands of students, educators, artists and filmmakers have reimagined vocabulary, grammar, science, and more.
The results are continuously inspiring, hilarious, and poignant, but most important of all, they work. Our early tests show that videos from our community of creators are more powerful than traditional methods of teaching like flash cards. When students learn new vocabulary using Project Ed’s vocabulary videos, they acquire new knowledge faster, retain new knowledge longer, and most importantly express a desire to learn more.
This is just the beginning. Keep an eye out this fall for exciting updates including new contests, more features for creators and new free resources for educators.
Project Ed is on a mission to build the world’s first library of educational media made for and by 21st century learners. Join Us.
New York City has the potential to become the education innovation capitol of the country, if not the world. It represents an incredible diversity of schools: district public, charter public, and private, has a diversity of all education stakeholders: students, parents, teachers, administrators,…
Winner Announcement: Globetrotters and Jet Setters
Have you been struck with wanderlust? Just in time for the long weekend, check out the winners of our Globetrotters and Jet Setters video contest!
Winner Announcement: Independent & Dependent Clauses
Sometimes we all need a little help, sometimes we don’t. Check out the winners of our Independent and Dependent Clauses video contest to see how sentences need help too.
Winner Announcement: Lots of Laughs
Ready to Laugh Out Loud?! Check out these winners from our Lots of Laughs video contest!
Winner Announcement: Don’t Plagiarize Me, Bro
Thinking about borrowing an idea for your next essay? Watch these videos from the winners of our Dont Plagiarize Me, Bro contest first!
NEW CONTEST: The world is full of irritating people! Whether they’re tricking us, or being plain unfair, their annoying behavior makes us truly miserable. We can’t stop them from aggravating us, but we can use the right words to express exactly what frustrates us!
Project Ed talks to Columbia University about Challenge-Based Learning
Columbia University’s Teachers College invited us up to talk more about our model of challenge-based learning and how we’re inspiring young creators to make films with the power to teach. Watch the full talk by Project Ed’s founder, @girishg, here: http://t.co/0XIutnjmM8
Awesome Announcement: Viewers’ Choice Award is Now a CASH PRIZE!
There are some big changes coming your way! We know your closet is probably filled with our Project Ed T-Shirts (Our intern and former super creator, Daniel Fayette, wears them during laundry day).
Well, get your mouses and trackpads ready to VOTE. Viewers’ Choice Awards for some contests will receive a cash prize!
This will apply to our current contests that are open. Here are the changes that will be made:
Words That Ignite -> Voting + $50 Viewers’ Choice Award Prize
Expert Opinions -> $200 Viewers’ Choice Award Prize
Fancy Pants -> Voting + $50 Viewers’ Choice Award Prize
Ben Franklin and the Electric Fire -> $200 Viewers’ Choice Award Prize
-The Project Ed Team
Ever feel a shock when you touch a doorknob or take off a sweater? That’s static electricity! But what is it? Where does it come from? How can I get some? And what does Ben Franklin have to do with it?