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UNA Announces Leo Learning Winners
May. 18, 2011



FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama recently announced the winners of the Leo Learning video contest for Muscle Shoals High School and Middle School students.

Drawing inspiration from the Mathtrain.tv Web site created by Eric Marcos and his students, the Leo Learning program is designed to encourage students to teach students using video tutorials. The university hopes that Leo Learning will grow into a useful tool enabling students to express their creativity while helping other students.

In a pilot program sponsored in part by Techsmith Camtasia, the Alabama Geographic Alliance and the National Geographic Education foundation, Leo Learning asked Muscle Shoals High School and Middle School teachers to incorporate a video tutorial project into their lesson plans. Participating teachers were Melanie Calvert, John Ritter, Lori Roberts, Leah Torisky, Leella Holt, Dwight McGee, and Juanica Baugh.

For more information on the Leo Learning program, visit www.leolearning.com.

Winners in the initial Leo Learning video contest were:

MUSCLE SHOALS HIGH SCHOOL

First place – “Balancing Equations,” by Jared Leech

Second place – “Sound,” by Clay Craft, Hjalmar Breit and J.P. Alexander

Third place – “Inertia,” by Jordan Brisendine, Madison Rose and Sarah Katherine Riley

MUSCLE SHOALS MIDDLE SCHOOL

First place – “Australia,” by Jacob Cook and Robert Green

Second place – “Cuba,” by Caroline Sockwell, Raiana Keener and Casey Swain

Third place – “Hammarabi,” by Nathan Sherrill, Marissa Smith and Mary Beth Brown

UNA hopes to continue a larger version of the Leo Learning program with additional area schools in the 2011-12 school year.