We would be delighted to have you and your students participate in The MY HERO Project!
Our director, Jeanne Meyers, has asked me to offer you any assistance that you and your students might require... I understand your unusual circumstances in Buenos Aires at this time. (I hope that everyone stays well!) Let me know if you need any special help and I'll do whatever I can to make it easy for you.
Editor MY HERO
Students will share their hero stories with a written story, using the writer’s Create Program. Students are invited to build a Web page about their heroes using text, images and links (you can watch a short film demonstrating how to create a web page with the program here). Once students have SUBMITTED their MY HERO web pages they will be REVIEWED by the MY HERO staff to be sure that they are appropriate for students of all ages to read. Once APPROVED the students’ web pages are then ACTIVATED for public viewing online the MY HERO web site.
Art: in the Gallery, students are invited to upload original artworks about their heroes, or the concept of heroism (you can watch a short film about the gallery here, and use the tutorial to upload your work).
Film making: Students, teachers and artists are invited to view and submit documentary, experimental, animated or narrative short films, 10 minutes and under, about those making a positive difference in our world at http://myhero.com/shortfilms. Short films must be mailed on DVD to The MY HERO Office.
To create a hero Web page and upload artwork each student will need to register with a username and password at http://myhero.com/create (write this down so you do not forget
it!). In the “school field” , enter "COLEGIO CALASANZ".
VERY IMPORTANT: use your teacher's email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) so they can notify me when your stories or artwork have been activated on the Web site.
1. No hatred, violence or prejudice – we are looking for heroes who inspire us with the best in humanity
2. No plagiarism or copying – work must be must be written in the student’s own words, not copied or copy/pasted. Artwork should be original.
3. Credit all sources and include URL’s. Do not use generic credits like “Google” or “Yahoo” search engines. Text from other sources should appear with quotation marks and include a reference to the original source. All online sources for info should be cited and linked.
4. RELATED LINKS: Please include all online educational resources used to research the essay, artwork or short film. Sources should be “linked” in that section of the MY HERO Template.
Example: The Library of Congress [ http://www.loc.gov ]
That's all from Betty. In my next entry (later today), I'll tell you where you need to introduce yourselves and where to see other student's work. In the meantime, and assuming you've done what the previous entries for this project told you to do (though only 4 people have emailed me for their user name and password so far!), you can start researching about your hero.
By the way, who will you be writing about? Post a short comment mentioning:
- your hero's name
- what (s)he does/did that makes them special
- when and where (s)he lived