The Nebraska Educational Technology Association, an organization that helps teachers expand technology into the educational setting, hosts student technology contests each year. Contests are offered at different grade levels in five specific categories including audio, infographic, interactive media, still image, and video. Students from across the state enter projects for the contest.
This year Shelby Schoene, a current sixth grade student at Bertrand Community School, was the winner of the Infographic category in the 3-5 grade division for the current school year.
Shelby completed her project on “The History of the First English Colonies” last year while in fifth grade with Mrs. Katie Holland. Unfortunately, the deadline for the submission of the contest had passed, so Mrs. Holland submitted the project along with 2 others (Thunder Nelson and Waylon Olesen) for this year’s contest. Last week, Shelby and Mrs. Holland were notified that she had won her division. NETA organizers indicated that Shelby’s award would be sent out within the next few weeks.
Mrs. Holland integrates a variety of technology apps/websites into her social studies curriculum. With this particular assignment, students were challenged with the task of creating an infographic that would demonstrate their knowledge of the first English colonies. A website called Visme was used to create their project. They were able use their textbooks and watch a youtube video that Mrs. Holland made using Powerpoint and Screencast-o-Matic to help review the lesson after it was taught in class.
Shelby’s winning entry can be viewed at the following site. Please take a moment to view this awesome project! https://neta.submittable.com/gallery/a2ca339e-b852-458f-81eb-18d2e0e42cec/14836869/