DISTCO 2013 winners were recognized at the DISTCO 2013 Award Ceremony hosted by North American College on May 17, 2013. In DISTCO 2013, the fifth in the series of DISTCO projects, there were approximately 2900 students and 100 teachers registered through our website. 524 of participants were qualified to submit their digital stories. Out of these projects, 333 projects were submitted with 256 of them being eligible for judging.
In DISTCO 2013, the fifth in the series of DISTCO projects, there were approximately 2900 students and 100 teachers registered through our website. 524 of participants were qualified to submit their digital stories. Out of these projects, 333 projects were submitted with 256 of them being eligible for judging.
There were two types of judging in DISTCO 2013: Official Judging and Popular Voting. The popular voting took place between 3/27/2013-4/27/2013 over our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/thedistco . The official judging took place among the same time period by a group of faculty members at North American College and various other universities. In DISTCO 2013, there were 4 grade level categories: Elementary, Junior, Senior, and Teacher. The awards included category awards based on various subjects, grand prizes, and scholarship awards. Please see a list of winners at http://www.distco.org/results. We would like to thank our sponsors and congratulate all the winners!
See pictures from AWARD CEREMONY below:
The DISTCO 2012 is part of a series of “Digital Storytelling Contests (DISTCO)” hosted by North American College (NAC) and sponsored by University of Houston and University of Texas at San Antonio (Academy of Teacher Excellence). The first contest of the DISTCO series, DISTCO 2008, was initiated in the fall of 2008. This was followed by DISTCO 2009, DISTCO 2010 and DISTCO 2012. The DISTCO contests are open to all K-12 students and teachers at both national and international levels. The DISTCO asks students and teachers to submit their digital stories in a certain time frame and manner for the contest. The competitions are held online through http://www.distco.org. The project has certain benefits for both students and teachers. It is a way of exposing students to a challenging competition in where they can show their skills in multimedia, technology, research, writing and creativity. The DISTCO projects contribute to investigation of educational uses of digital storytelling in K-12. The results of the research are published in national conferences. Please refer to http://www.distco.org/research to access some of these publications.