Video project

As part of DisruptED 2018, we have created a small video project for Grade 5 & 6 students to gain some insight on their thoughts, experiences and ideas when it comes to technology.

Create a short video – up to 60 seconds – about technology and the future of learning that highlights one of the following themes:

  • Women and Girls in Technology – role models, influential people, inventors
  • Solving a problem with Technology -hunger, food waste, resource and energy use, deforestation, pollution, transportation, automation etc.
  • Uses and the Future of Technology –future of work, future of learning, favourite tech, impacts on society, uses

In your video, you must answer ONE of the proposed 5 themes below:

  1. How do the adults in your life use technology? (parents, grandparents, aunt, uncle, caregivers, teachers, etc.)
    • Are they good with technology?
    • Of the adults you thought of, what technology do the women mostly use and how has it improved their lives?
    • Of the adults you thought of, what technology do the men mostly use and how has it improved their lives?
  2. What would you invent to improve your life or someone else’s with technology?
    • Please describe it and show how it would help you and the people in the world.
  3. How do you leverage technology in your daily life?
    • Ideas – Show us how you leverage items to make your life easier,  for your school work, for fun’
  4. What do you consider to be a career in technology?
    • Describe jobs you know are related to technology
    • Do you know any role models – men and women?
    • Name them and tell us what they do
    • Why are they role models
    • Do these types of jobs interest you?
  5. Who is a big influence in your life?
    • What is their role?
      • Please provide a short introduction about the adult you have identified to ask the question, (who are they, what is your relationship and how do they impact your life J)
    • Interview them to understand
      • What do they think of the technology changes and careers?
      • What has changed since they were in school?
      • What do they see being the most important thing to learn as your grow up related to technology.
    • Provide a summary of your findings in the video.

Deadline for submissions is January 15th, 2018.

Submit your video here.


Need an example to get your gears turning? Here are some tips to help get you started.

Submission Examples

You want a better way to shovel snow off of the sidewalks, driveways and roads. So you create a robot that is fast and efficient at plowing snow.

Or maybe your mom works in tech and you think it’s pretty cool. Tell us why!

You think the future of teaching involves robots and trips to space.

The possibilities are endless and we know as innovators you’ll come up with some great ideas.

Selected videos will be show during DisruptED


Rules and Guidelines

The submission request is open to filmmakers Grade 5 and 6 from December to January 15th, 2018. However, all entries must be submitted by an individual who is at least 18 years old as of the date of entry. Filmmakers below that age should have their entries submitted by a teacher, parent, or legal guardian. Teachers, parents, and guardians may submit unlimited entries, but not more than one for the same filmmaker.

    1. All submissions must be a video submitted in digital format.
    2. Each entry must focus on ONE of the questioned posed.
    3. Students must submit entries as individuals (not groups).
    4. The length of the video should not exceed 60 seconds (one minute), not including the 10 second title screen (see #5).
    5. All entries should begin with a 10 second full-screen “title screen” that includes the following information (Provided attached PDF to use to introduce):
      • Students Name/ Teachers Name
      • School Name
      • School City, Province
      • Title of video
    6. All portions of the title screen form must be completed when you upload your video so we can add you to the submission prize
    7. All information presented in the video must be cited, giving credit to the original source. Plagiarism of any kind will result in disqualification.
    8. There is no entry fee.
    9. Entries may be submitted through a link that will be provided at the beginning of November to facilitate gathering and uploading videos. The deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm (CST) on December 15th.  Classroom participation will be announced no later than Monday, January 29, 2018.
    10. No copyrighted materials (music, images, etc.) may be used for this program unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this contest. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted materials.
    11. No professional assistance is allowed. Adults may assist with production but are limited to verbal guidance only. Adults are allowed to be cameramen but not content contributors.
    12. All submissions require a signed/completed Media Release Form. Forms can be scanned and uploaded on the site with the video.
    13. Content must comply with all local and national laws of the country of origin and the Canada. Content must not 1) promote illegal behavior; 2) support racial, religious, sexual or other invidious prejudice; 3) advocate sexual or violent exploitation; 4) violate rights established by law or agreement; 5) invade the privacy of any person; or 6) be otherwise inappropriate as determined by ICTAM in its sole and conclusive determination.
    14. The selection decision is final. Entries will be selected by committee recommendation for showing at the 2018 DisruptED Conference. One entry will be selected via random draw to as a to receive a participation prize for their classroom.
    15. The videos will be reviewed and there will be selection to be added to a montage that will be shown at the 2018 DisruptED Conference. ICTAM will pay filmmakers no additional compensation nor be liable to the filmmaker under any circumstances.
  • Students should keep at least one copy of their video. ICTAM is not responsible for any films that are lost, damaged, or that do not upload properly.
  • Ownership of the underlying intellectual property of the project remains with the entrant, with the following exceptions:
    • Entrants grant ICTAM the right to use their names, photographs, statements, quotes, testimonials, and video submissions for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes without notification or further compensation.
    • Entrants also grant ICTAM the right to use, reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, and/or display the entrant’s project video without further compensation or notification to the entrant.
    • ICTAM maintains the right to reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, display, or exhibit the project for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes on their website, at conferences, or at any other venues.
  • By accepting the participation offering, randomly chosen students and teachers agree to hold ICTAM and all ICTAM employees harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use of such offering. Chosen class and teacher assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused from participation in the redemption of the offering.
  • Videos will be stored digitally on a server.
  • Entrants agree to be bound by the official submission rules.