Well, the first KinectEDucation contest has come to a close. From the feedback I gained, the window of time it was offered was probably a little premature as Kinect development for PCs is still in its infancy; nonetheless, transformational content emerged and relationships were established, both of which I’m excited to know will contribute towards renewed classroom models. Once the votes are tallied, results will be announced. The plan is to have this done no later than December 5th.
Even with just a handful of submissions, we’ve got a great group of qualified judges here that are going to make this fun. I’m honored to have them as trusted partners in learning! Below are the five judges with a brief bio, picture, and related links attached.
Angela is an active blogger, social media evangelist, and passionate advocate for bridging the gap between business and education. She is a recognized educational leader, trainer, and author. She is the owner and Chief Learning Officer at Maiers Education Services, a company emphasizing the creative use of technology and social media to advance learning, in and out of the classroom.
Shelly Sanchez Terrell is an education activist, thought-provoker, and international speaker. She is the VP of Educator Outreach for Parentella and Social Media Community Manager for The Consultants-E. Additionally, she is the the co-organizer and co-creator of the acclaimed educational projects, Edchat, The Reform Symposium E-Conference and the Virtual Round Table conference. Shelly’s website with more information is http://flavors.me/shellyterrell and her twitter is @ShellTerrell.
Andrew is an international consultant specializing in educational technology, game-based learning and gamification, culturally responsive teaching and project-based learning. He is an experienced brick and mortar and online teacher who is an avid blogger for ASCD and Edutopia.
Kelly Croy has been speaking professionally and sharing his unique performance art with audiences since 2001. He inspires his audiences to live a life that impacts others. Performance Chalk Artist, humorist, caricature artist, cartoonist, Kelly brings his artwork to "life" using digital animation. Kelly has been teaching and coaching for over twenty-one years and is also an Apple Distinguished Educator. Kelly’s website is http://www.kellycroy.com and his twitter is @kellycroy. Kelly also leads Wired Educator, a website dedicated to helping educators transform education with technology.
Lucy is an eLearning Coordinator at Ballarat Grammar, a K-12 Independent School in Australia and has been working in the field of education for over 20 years. She loves exploring emerging technologies, especially virtual worlds and games in education. Lucy currently coordinates “Begonia Island”, a virtual worlds program and, in 2011, her students have been exploring educational uses for the Kinect Sensor Camera. You can find out more about her school’s eLearning Programs at http://bgselearning.posterous.com/ and Lucy’s Twitter ID is @lucybarrow.
Again, a great lineup judges who I’m honored to have participate in this contest. The winner in each category will be announced soon!
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