By ETR | May 19, 2014
It's video time! The power of short-form video reveals the dynamics of teen dating violence. Creativity can give you, and students, a more powerful and fulfilling life. White House Student Film Festival winners rock!
Check out this month's collection of videos that have intrigued, delighted and challenged us.
Everyone we know who’s seen this video has been blown away. It shows the trajectory of an abusive relationship through social media posts to a young woman’s phone. It’s powerful stuff that ends with a list of 10 warning signs and a phone number for the New York State Domestic Hotline. They will refer out-of-state callers to the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
“You were probably steered benignly away from things at school when you were a kid—things you liked—on the grounds you would never get a job doing that. Is that right? Don’t do music. You’re not going to be a musician. Don’t do art. You won’t be an artist. Benign advice, now profoundly mistaken.” —Sir Ken Robinson
If you’re one of the few who hasn’t yet seen Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk about schools and creativity (26 million views and counting), this funny, thought-provoking call to action is worth a look. Learn more about how to support creativity in schools and use what you see in children’s creativity to boost your own creative energies. Live it up!
The White House Student Film Festival, focusing on technology in the classroom, received over 2,500 submissions. Browsing among the 16 official selections is an adventure of discovery. They’re all good. We especially enjoyed the films Hello from Malaysia, Pip and Technology, Documentary, My Dad and Me.