The New York Times Learning Network has just launched its Second Annual 15-Second Vocabulary Video Contest.

It’s a fun and engaging learning activity, and submissions are due November 11th.

When they began the contest a year ago, they used a video one of my English Language Learner students created as a model. I often have my students use Instagram video for vocabulary improvement and for other types of formative assessments. You can see a ton of those examples at The Best Resources For Learning To Use The Video Apps “Vine” & Instagram.