Many of today's students arrive in class with headphones on, listening to the latest hit song or watching the newest viral video. They often question learning material that they can simply "Google" and struggle with applying textbook concepts to the world around them. Educators are continually struggling to find ways to reach these students by engaging them in the learning process. Rockonomix, a student-produced music video parody project, helps motivate student learning by using popular media to reinforce basic economic principles.
Competition Instructions (Spring 2018)
Rockonomix started as a national video competition for college students based out of the University of West Georgia. Beginning in Spring 2018, the Indiana Council for Economic Education is hosting this competition for high school students in the Hoosier State!
WHAT IS IT?
In teams of no more than 5, students re-write the lyrics to a popular song so that it is about an economic concept or group of concepts. Students then record the song and produce a music video using their new lyrics.
ARE THERE EXAMPLES?
Yes! On the national site, www.rockonomix.com you can see multiple submissions from the previous year's competition.
WHAT ARE THE RULES?
- A teacher must submit the entry.
- The lyrics and video must be deemed appropriate by the judges (no offensive language or images).
- The lyrics, recording, and video must be the work of the group members.
- The lyrics must be included as captions in the video.
- All submissions for spring must be received by April 13, 2018.
ARE THERE PRIZES?
Prizes are awarded in the following denominations:
1st Place - $250 in gift cards for the team
2nd - $100 in gift cards for the team
3rd - $50 in gift cards for the team
*Gift card denominations are per team, NOT per person!
WHO ARE THE JUDGES?
The videos will be judged by a committee created by ICEE.
WHEN WILL THE WINNER BE ANNOUNCED?
The spring winner will be announced April 20, 2018. The winning entry is eligible to enter the National Rockonomix Contest!
HOW DO I SUBMIT AN ENTRY?
For more information and to submit an entry visit www.econed-in.org/rockonomix.asp
Or contact us, for more information
Indiana Council for Economic Education
Rockonomix was created and is run by the University of Western Georgia Center for Economic Education.