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Video Contest

THE FOUNDATION FOR RURAL SERVICE (FRS) AND DISCOVERY EDUCATION HAVE TEAMED UP TO BRING A “CONNECTED COMMUNITY” VIDEO CONTEST, WITH A GRAND PRIZE OF $2,500 TOWARDS CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY. THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO RURAL SCHOOLS, GRADES 4-12.  TEACHERS WILL LEAD STUDENT TEAMS OF UP TO 3 STUDENTS IN CREATING A 1-2 MINUTE VIDEO THAT DEMONSTRATES HOW THEIR RURAL COMMUNITY IS SIMILAR TO OR DIFFERENT FROM A RURAL COMMUNITY IN A DIFFERENT PART OF THE US OR WORLD. SCHOOLS CAN SPONSOR MORE THAN ONE TEAM.  STUDENTS WILL USE BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY TO CREATE, UPLOAD, VIEW, AND STREAM THEIR VIDEOS. PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS WILL RECEIVE A FREE, 60-DAY TRIAL OF DISCOVERY EDUCATION’S MANY ONLINE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES.  THE CONTEST ENDS MARCH 15. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE END OF APRIL.  AS A MEMBER OF THE FOUNDATION FOR RURAL SERVICE, NEX-TECH IS PLEASED TO OFFER THIS PROGRAM TO AREA SCHOOLS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT JACQUE BECKMAN AT 877.567.7872, EXT. 1170.