Flat Connections Global Project 2017-2 Awards



Multimedia Meta-Awards


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

TerrySmith1.jpgAbout our Meta-judge: Terry Smith

Terry is an associate professor in Elementary Education at Radford University in Radford, Virginia. He teaches science methods, assistive/educational technology, social studies, and supervises student teachers. Before teaching, he was a technical writer specializing in computer operating systems and networks. After fourteen years in the elementary classroom, he made a change from K-12 to higher education, earning his doctorate in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University. To promote educational global experiences, he runs two Internet projects: The Monster Project and The Kidlink Landmark Games. He is a trainer for the National Geographic Educator Certification program, and a presenter for Population Education. The most fun he’s ever had in education was taking his 4th graders to Taiwan.

Final comments from Terry

It has been my distinct pleasure to, once again, be involved with this project. I’ve often considered the environment of the Flat Connections Project to be a wonderful playground for curiosity and imagination to thrive. And that’s what I see in this group of video productions by the students. I see interpretation. I see humor. I see artful thinking. I see impactful media displays. I see the point of view of today’s young citizens as they live with the ever changing technologies in our society. It is so very difficult to "grade" the thoughts and efforts of others - it is something that teachers do their entire careers, and it is always a challenge. The following videos had standout qualities which included thoughtfulness, pace, imagery, cleverness, and technical execution. I applaud all of the efforts of each contributor in the project. Well done!


First Place

3.3B.1 Analytics and Technology by: Anthonyl_bmhs_3


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Second Place

4.4A.2 Virtual Reality Video by RileyG_DAHS




Third Place

5.5C.1 AI Impact By: NatalieS_bmhs_89


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Honourable Mention

2.2C.2 Robotics and Their Impact on the World by Gavin Bovre





Multimedia Awards


These awards go to the best multimedia works. Student work was assessed by international judges against two criteria related to the objectives of the Flat Connections Global Project. A winner, runner up, third place and honorable mention (if appropriate) has been awarded in each of the SIX major topics.

See Rubrics (hyperlink to Rubrics wiki for current project) for details about:
  • Criterion A: Design and Technical Quality
  • Criterion B: Synthesis and Construction of Ideas

Topic #1 Makerspace

First: 1.1C.2 How makerspaces change the classroom video MiaJ_DAHS Verified by Mrs. Jambor
Second: 1.1A.3Makerspaces on Society by Sophie_K_BMHS
Third: 1.1C.1 How makerspaces impact a student Video by EstherL_DAHS Verified by Mrs. Jambor
HM: 1.1A.4- How Makerspaces Have Impacted Our Society by Ellie A_DAHS Verified by Mrs. Jambor

Topic #2 Robotics

First: 2.2C.2 Robotics and Their Impact on the World by Gavin Bovre from ??
Second: 2.2A.1 Robotics Today By: BreelyM_DAHS Verified by Mrs. Jambor
Third: 2.2B.1 How do robots impact education? By: BlaipaC_DAHS Verified by Mrs. Jambor

Topic #3 Analytics Technologies

First: 3.3B.1 Analytics and Technology by: Anthonyl_bmhs_3 verified by Mrs. Scullin
Second: 3.3C.1 Analytics Technology by: QuincyM_DAHS Verified by Mrs. Jambor
Third: 3.3A.1 Analytics and TechnologyBy: CadeL_DAHS Verified by Mrs. Jambor

Topic #4 Virtual Reality

First: 4.4A.4 Empathy, Education, and Exploration by CalistaT_DAHS Verified by Mrs. Jambor
Second: 4.4A.2 Virtual Reality Video by RileyG_DAHS Verified by Mrs. Jambor
Third: 4.4B.3 Virtual Reality Video byTrinityB_DAHS Verified by Mrs. Jambor
HM: 4.4C.1Acrophobia by Jasmine K. verified by Mrs. Scullin

Topic #5 Artifical Intelligence

First: 5.5B.2 Artificial Intelligence by SyerraR_DAHS Verified by Mrs. Jambor
Second: 5.5C.1 AI Impact By: NatalieS_bmhs_89 verified by Mrs. Williams
Third: 5.5C.3 AI By: RackieT_DAHS Verified by Mrs. Jambor
HM:

Topic #6 The Internet of Things

First: 6.6C.4 The Internet of Things by SkylarO_DAHS Verified by Mrs. Jambor
Second: 6.6B.1 IOT for you and me-Technology for the modern classroom by Lilyh_bmhs3 verified by Mrs. Scullin
Third: 6.6C.1 The Impact of the Internet of Things by Lindsay K. verified by Mrs. Scullin
HM: 6.6B.2 Internet of Things in Education by JoelleK_DAHS verified by Verified by Mrs. Jambor


Participating Classrooms



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