Join Our Video Project: #EWSummerStories

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Everyone is back to school, catching up and sharing summer stories. What did you do this summer? What did you learn? How did it influence your perspective on the school year ahead? Use your cell phone video camera to share teacher and student summer learning stories at #EWSummerStories.

Education Week is asking educators to share teacher and student summer stories and post short videos to YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #EWSummerStories. (Photos are OK, too.)

We’ll include our favorite submissions in an online gallery.

Here's an example to get you started:

Campers Zariah, Blaire, and Aniya, who attended Flat Rock River YMCA Camp in Indiana, as well as Arya and Malcom from iDTech camps in Illinois and California, told Education Week what they learned over the summer.

Some video-production tips:
  1. Lighting tip: Just like taking a photograph, video is best when the brightest light source is behind you.
  2. Audio tip: Quiet spaces work best for interviews. Before you talk to the camera or start an interview find a quiet space.
  3. Final tip: Watch your video. Before you upload your video, make sure everything looks and sounds the way you want it to.
  4. Experiment and have fun!

Remember, the hashtag is #EWSummerStories.

Questions or comments? Email us at

The Fine Print:
Submitted video must conform to your local school media policies regarding publication of identifiable students. By submitting video to us, you are affirming that you are giving Education Week permission to publish the video. Editors at Education Week will review all submitted video, then select suitable and appropriate video for an online gallery that will appear on While you maintain the copyright to submitted video, Education Week may reuse the video to promote and/or advertise this project.
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