The Idea Challenge 2013
is a fast-paced competition that challenges K–12 and college student
teams around the globe to find a new use for a common, everyday item in
eight days. Student teams of three/four will present their innovative
new use for the common, everyday item and share their results in a
three-minute video posted on YouTube. The common, everyday item to be
used in the challenge will remain a mystery until announced by DECA on
November 15, 2013.
For our first year, our
GHCHS DECA students showed creativity and potential that made their
submissions competitive. We all learned a lot this year, and expect to
do even better next year.
The DECA juniors formed groups in
Business Statistics, and developed the following submissions. I gave
them most of this week to work on it, but virtually no direction as I
wanted to see what they would do (or not do) with limited supervision. I
was pleased to see that they stayed on task, and prepared submissions
that showed thought, effort and potential. When you have a free moment,
please view their short videos with a thought toward how we might
support and refine their film making efforts in the future. My personal
favorite is the Christmas Ornaments idea. I'll be curious to hear
about your favorites. Many DECA activities and competitions involve
making videos so seeing some potential here is encouraging.