This morning when I opened my email, I found an invitation to the live streaming of the White House Student Film Festival Awards. The film fest was the result of a student contest which originated at the Department of Education. The Film Fest was live streamed beginning at 2:30 p.m. which was an ideal time for the end of the day Friday teaching.
We hooked up the computer to the giant white board, and watched as one proud student after another spoke to Bill Nye about his/her award. Students watched with inspiration. Later we watched some of the films which were terrific depictions of how tech can be used in schools today to teach children well.
So, first, take a look at the White House Student Film Festival winners--I promise that you'll be inspired, and second sign up to be a connected educator as then you'll get the notices related to terrific events like this.