As you may know, we launched our 1:1 Robotics Program to better support educators, no matter their teaching format this Fall and beyond. The Ozobot team is hard at work creating a remote curriculum for ELA and math that is flexible for distance and in-person learning; however, we know that some of our greatest lessons come from our community!
Do you have an incredible lesson you’d like to share with other teachers and students? Participate in Ozobot’s newest initiative to bring lessons to students, no matter where they are learning: instructional videos made by YOU. Your instructional video will be featured on the Ozobot YouTube channel and in Ozobot Classroom, plus you’ll be entered to win an Evo for each student in your class (up to 36!).
Read on to discover the elements of an outstanding instructional video. Our goal is to create a comprehensive collection of videos that can support teachers and students during school closures and beyond. For now, these videos will be a resource for distance learning with students on YouTube. Long-term, they’ll be made available within the Ozobot Classroom STEAM platform as an option for educators to deliver lesson content with self-guided videos.
Steps to Submit
Submit your video by November 1, 2020 to be entered to win a 1:1 Ozobots for your class:
- Watch our webinar detailing instructions and resources that will give you the best shot at creating a winning video! You can also find examples and teaching strategies below.
- Create a student-facing instructional video and publish it on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe to the Ozobot YouTube Channel while you’re at it!
- Submit your YouTube link and accompanying lesson plan in our Lesson Creator. (Note: You can use the template there to include resources and links for teachers. For example, list the lesson’s standards, applicable grade levels, and/or include a link to Google Slides. You’ll need to create a free Ozobot Classroom account to submit.)
At this time, we can only accept submissions from US residents. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Submit more lesson videos to increase your odds of winning! Winners will be announced in November of 2020. One lucky winner will receive up to TWO Classroom Kits so each student in your class can have a bot, and three runners-up will win an Evo Educator Entry Kit.
What Makes a Great Instructional Video?
An instructional video can be utilized by a student to independently complete a lesson or task. We’re looking for lessons using Ozobot’s Color Codes and/or OzoBlockly to teach a topic. What exactly this looks like is up to you! Will we see your lovely face or do you prefer voiceover only? Will it be teaching coding/CS only or integrate coding/CS into a different subject like ELA or math?
The options above are flexible so find what works for you. To be eligible for the Classroom Kit prize, your video must include:
- A clear objective of the lesson or task
- Instructions to complete the task
- Sample code to complete the lesson or task
- Example of a solution
- Optional: A challenge or extension using what they have learned
We’ve put together a couple examples below. Please note that while on-screen text is encouraged, it is not required (we understand not everyone has an in-house video editor!).
Don’t Know Where to Start ?
Follow the “I Do, We Do, You Do” Model in your video by:
- Modeling the activity first
- Model how to complete the task as if students were following along
- Explain the task the student will complete independently
If you need resources for creating the video itself, we love OBS Project–an open-source, free software tool that allows you to create videos with a combination of devices and cameras. For example, you can use your computer camera to capture your face or your actions on screen, and a phone/tablet to film the bot or an activity.
Increase Your Chances to Win!
Each video you submit will increase your chances of winning. All video submissions will be judged on the following criteria:
- Engagement: Pose an engaging challenge for students to complete.
- Student-Facing: Students should be able to complete the challenge/lesson independently
- Solutions: Provide potential solutions or examples
Winners will be announced in mid-November 2020 at the Ozobot Awards, where we’ll announce the winners and recognize outstanding instructional videos (more details to come). Good luck! Please note that by submitting your video via email, you agree to allow Ozobot to repost and reuse your video on our platforms per our Lesson Submission Terms & Conditions.
What if I Don’t Own an Ozobot?
No purchase is necessary to enter the instructional video competition. If you do not have an Evo, you are permitted to submit computer science lessons that do not require the use of a robot or create a lesson using ozoblockly.com. See an example of a robot-less lesson here. If you would like to create an Ozobot-specific lesson, you can find an Evo Educator Entry Kit that comes with training in Ozobot’s 2 Ways to Code here.
Contest Terms & Conditions
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
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