My friend Robin sent me a link to this contest for kids that I was not familiar with. It is called Storytubes and it is a contest open to students first through sixth grade. Students enter by creating an online video for YouTube that reviews a book. Each student is limited to two entries, two minutes in length. Winners get to donate $1000 of books to the library of their choice in addition to the $500 in books they receive. There are four categories: Hair-Raising Tales, From or For the Heart, Of Heroes and Heroines, and Facts, Fads, and Phenoms.
I took a look at last year’s winners and I can see a great potential to incorporate technology to excite children about reading.
Check out the site!