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PremiseIn the state of Massachusetts, students need to demonstrate the ability to use technology for the purpose of communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Consequently, through the use of a variety of media formats students develop technology skills that enable them to communicate effectively, to multiple audiences, a variety of information and ideas to satisfy both foreign language and technology standards.
SummaryVideo production is a method of communication that is used more and more and it allows anyone to create video files and post them to the Internet for others to download and listen to/view at any time. MaFLA is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for all students in public and private schools in Massachusetts to participate in a video contest. In a two-minute video, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate in English or a foreign language how they understand and interpret the current theme of the year in order to raise awareness of the role that foreign languages play nationally and internationally.
List of possible activities for all three categories, but not limited to:a speech/soliloquy/addressa poema song (raps included)an advertisementa public service announcementa skit
For K-5 teachers, please consider demonstrating the theme in your elementary classrooms as opposed to students doing their own video
Contest deadline is March 15.
PrizesA MaFLA committee will select one winner in each of the three divisions. The prize for the winner in each category will be $50 awarded to the student creator of the video (to be split if there are 2 students). The videos of the winners, and the two runners-up from each category may be showcased in an area of the MaFLA website.Several honorable mention videos will be selected and featured at the MaFLA Fall Conference.All entrants will receive a certificate of participation.A letter of appreciation will be sent to all MaFLA members whose students participate in the contest. In addition, letters of appreciation will be sent to the principal and superintendent of participating schools.Winners will be posted on mafla.org. Certificates and acknowledgments will be sent out at a later date.