O2 Learn – 2012 Competition and Revision Videos

If you haven’t been to the O2 Learn site for a while, you might not know that their awards are back and they are awarding £2,000 every week! Last years campaign was very successful and to date O2 Learn has over 1,000 curriculum focused lessons available and has delivered over 25,000 hours of teaching. They have also awarded over £300,000 to schools and teachers for teaching excellence. The winning video from last year’s campaign They are continuing to help everyone connect to great teaching by creating Britain’s Biggest Classroom via teacher-created content.

This year, they are thanking every UK teacher who uploads a video lesson to O2 Learn with a free mobile broadband pack. They’re also introducing a weekly Best Lesson award, giving you the chance to win £2000 for you and your school department every week .

To date, O2 Learn has over 1,000 lessons available. All of which are curriculum focused and checked by their “Learning Champions”.

They have also recently introduced ‘Related Video’ functionality to make it even easier to find the lessons that are useful to you.

The competition works like this in 2012:

1. Secondary teachers upload a short video of their favourite lesson to O2 Learn and receive a free mobile broadband pack
2. Thousands of students across the country watch and rate the lessons that are useful to them
3. O2 Learn award prizes to the best lessons every week.

Entrants have to be O2 learn registered, 18 or over and they must meet eligibility criteria as set out on the O2 learn website.

The video are organised according to different curriculum areas making it easier for teachers and students to find videos relevant to their studies. The videos are also quality assured by educational experts.

So for full details of the awards go to the 02 Learn site.

Dream Teachers Competition

Seen the TV programme? Now enter the competition! YouTube and Jamie Oliver are looking for Britain’s Dream Teachers in their competition in which they are looking for teachers to help explain the concepts that students find hardest. Through liaison with a major exam board, they have come up with some of the topics that students find hardest in seven topic areas: Maths, English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and History. All you need to do is video your idea for teaching the concept and upload it to the competition website!

The Prize?? There is prize for the best video in each of the subject categories – £3,000 for the teacher and £7,000 for the school!

Interested? See the website for more details and to see which topics for your subject area you need to base your video on. Full competition rules are also available on the site! Go for it!

The only problem is the deadline is very soon – all entries need to be uploaded before Tuesday 5th April!