Microsoft Contest Ended

Start December 16, 2010 End February 24, 2011 22:59 UTC Deliberation Results April 2011
Start
December 16, 2010
End
February 24, 2011 22:59 UTC
Results
April 2011
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note EN 2

07 Feb 14:25

Note 2: you do not have to do a video; you can also relate a written discussion with photos or a powerpoint presentation for example.

note 1 EN

07 Feb 14:16

Note 1: you don't have to show students or a classroom in your media. You can only show a discussion between you and the teacher who would've tested the Getting Started Guides and the tools.

New Editorial News

31 Jan 17:32

Update: We STRONGLY recommend that you show the moment where the teacher is using/watching the Getting Started Guides in your submission.

Update montrer guides MS

31 Jan 15:35

Update: We STRONGLY recommend that you show the moment where the teacher is using/watching the Getting Started Guides in your submission.

Brief
Everyone knows a teacher. Find one and make something amazing happen in the classroom using Microsoft.

Here’s a very original call for entries for Microsoft, which will demand a new kind of creation for you to put into effect with more than 50 prizes to win!

Partner with a teacher to use Microsoft Products (among Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010, OneNote, Autocollage, Windows Live Movie Maker and SongSmith) in his/her class and share your story through a mini-documentary video (up to 3 minutes long), a collage or a PowerPoint in 3 parts:

- Discovery

Meet with a Primary/Secondary teacher, one that you had at one point in your life, a teacher in your family or neighborhood, or ask permission at any school. Present him/her with the Microsoft products and corresponding support materials, and help them imagine a project for his/her class using the Microsoft materials – Getting Started guides, videos and step-by-step instructions (you can see the materials by clicking here).
You should film the moment where you show him/her one of these Getting Started guides. Show his/her initial reactions to the Guides, be they positive or negative, and capture how they think the Guides could help them use Microsoft tools in their classroom. You can point out the teaching tips if needed.

- Challenge & results

Develop a class project with the teacher and help them implement it. Help them ignite the creativity, productivity and collaboration of their students with Microsoft’s tools. Share the project with us and, if possible, capture how students adopted the technology as well as student reactions. Make us live this experience and share with us the students’ work that resulted from the project.

- Assessment

Share with us the teacher’s reactions from this experience and ask the teacher to rate the Getting Started materials he/she has been using from: "Love it!, to "Like It" to "Kinda like it" to "Not so sure" to "Definitely not“.
To truly understand Microsoft Teacher tools and to choose which one you think would be relevant for your teacher, explore here: http://www.microsoft.com/teacherguides
Capture emotions, reactions, criticism, discovery, enlightenment, interactions, relief… Make us live this very personal experience through your work.

Guidelines:

- Download and read:
Getting Started guides, videos and step by step instructions

- Provide hard copies to your teacher or have them review on www.microsoft.com/teacherguides
- If you submit a video, it must be 3 minutes maximum. You also can create and upload a Powerpoint presentation or a collage of pictures of your experience
- You should capture the impact teachers have on student’s adoption of technology
- If you submit a video, it can be in any language but should be subtitled in English
- Do not make an ad for Microsoft or its products - show/relate true experiences
- We STRONGLY recommend that you show the moment where the teacher is using/watching the Getting Started Guides in your submission.
- Use elements that are free of rights (music, images). Please indicate it in your media description.
- You have to complete this form and send it to feedback@eyeka.com : click here
- Remember to answer the Discovery & Assessment Questions (the answer has to be part of your media or it can be added in your media description): click here
- Although showing children is not a requirement, should you display children in your submissions you will need to obtain prior parental permission – You will have to return this signed Release form to us (send it to feedback@eyeka.com & don't forget to indicate in your email your user name and your media tittle/url): click here
- Here’s a list of leading edge schools to help you even further: click here (The contest does not require these schools only to be used).

Prizes: More than 50 Prizes are up for grabs!

TOP 3
- 1st Prize: $5,000 USD
- 2nd Prize: $2,000 USD
- 3rd Prize: $1,000 USD

More than 50 additional prizes (can be cumulated)
- Early Birds: $100 USD each for the first 40 contributions that are accepted in the call for entries and comply with the brief
- $250 USD each for up to 12 contributions that also best capture reactions from students (were they more engaged, did they collaborate more in the classroom or on homework, do they appreciate their school or their teacher more, etc.)

What’s the medium?
- Up to 3 minutes of video
- Powerpoint presentations
- Collage

Notes on the Terms & Conditions

Infringement Notice
Contestants undertake to submit creative and original works. Contestants warrant that they hold all rights upon submitted works and warrant that the use of the works in the contest does not violate any third parties' rights.
Contestants acknowledge that in case of breach of these rules, the organizer shall be entitled to deem their participation and the prize granting as void.

Prizes

Jury's Prize

  • #1 Prize €3,800
  • #2 Prize €1,700
  • #3 Prize €700