The student produced videos "So You Want to Make an iVIE" received a "Grand Recognition" for Benchley/Weinberger Elementary and Sherman Elementary's "Food Fight" topped its category as San Diego County's student video competition "The Ivie Awards" handed out its 2014 trophies.
video was awarded top honors in the competition, which is sponsored by
the San Diego County Office of Education. "So You Want to Make an IVIE,"
was produced by students working with teacher Kathy Aufsesser and media
lab instructor Kathy Bouman. The video gives a humorous yet factual and
interesting look at how to create a video. Participating students were
Ethan L., Ryan S., Josh B., Jacob C., Hunter H., Jasmine L., Gianna B.
from the obvious issue of creatively teaching to the standards I feel
these videos reach kids with different learning strengths and styles,”
Aufsesser told the San Diego County Office of Education at the program's
awards ceremony on May 6. “Perhaps the largest benefit to the students
is the tremendous boost in enthusiasm for learning they exhibit.”
of the top award in the Grade 3-5 Language Arts -- History category was
"Food Fight," Sherman Elementary students' take on nutrition. It
starred students Edwin, Xihtlally, Stephanie, Kelly.
really good experience for the students, just being able to see all of
their hard work pay off in the end," Lito De los Reyes told the San
Diego County Office of Education. She's the teacher at Sherman Academy
who has helped students prepare videos for the competition for the past
four years. "It's really fun for them to dress up and go down the red
carpet and answer questions about their video. It makes them feel more
important and adds weight to what they did."
The Innovative Video
in Education (iVIE) program is an annual k-12 student video competition
that has drawn thousands of participating students from every grade
level across San Diego County for more than a decade. Throughout the
school year, teachers and students use video as a project-based learning
tool in the classroom, ultimately creating videos that ignite
imagination and inspire student confidence while integrating state
Since 2001, iVIE has grown into a major video
competition with more than 300 videos submitted this year in categories
ranging from math, science and language arts to documentary and public
service announcement. Entries are judged by media professionals and
educators. Judges select winners in each category at different grade
levels, as well as three "Grand Recognition" winners. This year, there
was also a "People's Choice" award picked by viewers at the iVIE
Festival, where all of the nominees were shown in April.
sponsored by the San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego County
Credit Union, Sony, Unified Port of San Diego, San Diego Computer-Using
Educators, and The City of San Diego's Environmental Services