Judging Videos

What should your students be looking for in Ocean 180 Videos? What makes a winning submission? While we want the winners to be picked by our middle schools students, there are some great points to keep in mind while watching the video entries. 

Gifford1 - CopyTo help your students select their favorite videos, we've provided a rubric for your classroom to use. The rubric can be used to score each of the 10 videos and help narrow the field. While the rubric is not mandatory, you may want to use these films to open up further discussion with your class.

We encourage the use of these films in your lessons and as tools to expand on curriculum. Teachers may modify the rubric or develop their own system for judging the films as a class. To encourage classroom discussion and participation, students should view the videos in class, not at home as an individual assignment.

During the first week of January 2016, Ocean 180 will email you a voting packet, which includes a link to the online voting form and instructions for submitting classroom votes. If you have any questions, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

By the Numbers

37,795 students in 50 US states, the US Virgin Islands, and 21 countries participated as judges in the 2015 Ocean 180 Video Challenge.

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