The teachers' videos competition restarts
05 Mar 2012
It's good to be involved once again as a judge in the new round of O2 Learn's revision video competition for schools.
The format is slightly different this year, with the introduction of weekly winners who receive £1,000 for themselves and £1,000 for their school. This does mean rather more work for the judges, but it's fun and I'm learning a lot about GCSE topics as varied as science, geography and RE.
It's a great idea from O2 that enables teachers and students to share the best innovative ideas about teaching techniques and revision aids. What is impressive is the efforts that have been put in by teachers to help their students with their revision.
The competition runs from now until almost the end of the year when - as in 2011 - overall 'Best Lesson' winners will be announced. The first prize is worth £45,000, with £30,000 for the school to spend on resources and £15,000 for the teacher who submitted the video. Not bad, eh?
So send in your entries soon. There's a prize just for uploading your lesson to the website. The first week's winner has already been announced. So well done to Dedworth Middle School. More details here: www.o2learn.co.uk/o2_news.php#winner
Meanwhile, I'm about to settle down to watch the next week's entries.