Congratulations "Pause & Think Online" Video Contest Winners!

June 02, 2014
Kelly Mendoza Director of Learning and Engagement
Common Sense Education

CATEGORIES Digital Citizenship

Congratulations to our Pause & Think Online Video Contest winners! 

With the wild success of our Pause & Think Online video, in April, we launched our Pause & Think Online Video Contest. We called on teachers and schools to create a video incorporating the Pause & Think Online song in which elementary students sing, dance, act, or even animate their own characters. Contestants had to meet certain guidelines, such as incorporating the song, showcasing originality and creativity, and posting the video on YouTube by May 31.

We were impressed with the submissions! Some of the videos included live action with students singing or acting out the song, including costumes, props, and dancing. Other videos incorporated green screen, graphic elements, or animated characters. But there were three that stood out above the rest to our internal team of judges: 

  • The Meadowbrook School in Weston, Mass., had second-graders sing the Pause & Think Online song while students in grades one, three, four, and five reenacted the animated video using green screen and graphic elements.
  • The John H. Kinzie School in the Chicago Public Schools District incorporated photography, hand-drawn images, and students using sign language to perform the song. 
  • The Carrollwood Day School in Tampa, Fla., submitted a video with clever live-action elements, props, colorful costumes, and some great dance moves. The video was submitted by Barbara Monty, who is a Digital Citizenship Certified Educator

Watch the winning videos!

The winners receive a set of seven full-size glossy Pause & Think Online classroom posters.

Thank you to all the students and teachers who submitted videos. We are so proud to see students being great digital citizens!