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How to Submit Quality ExploraVision Entries

All web seminar participants use online tools that allow them to mark-up presenter's slides or share desktop applications in addition to engaging in chat with others online and answering poll questions This Web Seminar took place on November 5, 2008, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting were Nancy Carter, teacher at Mediapolis Community Schools in Mediapolis, Iowa, Mary Harris, teacher at John Burroughs High School in St. Louis, Missouri, and Arthur Eisenkraft, co-creator of the Toshiba ExploraVision Awards program. The presenters provided tips on how to submit quality ExploraVision entries.

The presenters provided information on the basic components of ExploraVision entries, the various ways teachers and students can submit entries, and some tips and pointers on how teachers can help their students produce higher quality entries. Members of the NSTA and Toshiba teams attended the program and assisted the presenters by answering many of the participants’ questions via voice and on the chat.

Forty-five (45) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenters and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. One person attended the program from Canada and another from Romania. Seminar participants received a one year subscription to one of NSTA’s SciGuide for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • "The judging criteria and the discussion of the importance of various parts of the project are helpful in guiding students."

  • "Very helpful - well organized, clear, easy to follow. Amazing access to experts."

  • "The combination of presenters worked to give teachers all the tools necessary to be successful!"

  • "Gave valuable pointers on methods to enter and questions were answered quickly."

Thanks to the participants and the presenters for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!


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