Looking for a way to get creative with your 6th – 12th grade students? Here is a contest that is just what you have been looking for. Sponsored by The National Road Safety Foundation and Scholastic, this video contest lets students create a public service announcement to prevent distracted walking in America. There are prizes for the students and the sponsoring educator receives a one-year subscription to any Scholastic Magazine.
The website also has lessons and handouts that we can use in our libraries to educate our students about distracted walking. The website has past winners, so you can see the quality of those videos and use those examples in your lessons and as primers for students creating their own videos. Just a great opportunity to stretch our students’ skills and be creative at the same time.
The deadline is February 10th to submit entries, so get busy!
Author: Judith Deichman