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Creativity & Inspiration
Videos Cleese, Jobs, Mitra, IB
Video2 Chomsky, Gilbert &
What if Money didn't matter ?
Video3 SHOCKING! The real purpose of your life!
FLOW, The SECRET to Happiness, How I fell in love with a FISH.
Video4 How a boy became an ARTIST
Infinite Thinking MACHINE
Video5 Shane Koyczan: "To This Day" ... for the bullied and beautiful.
Ken Robinson says SCHOOL KILLS CREATIVITY
What will be OBSOLETE in 2020
Video6 Dr Eric Topol & the SMART future Health care
Why Education in Finland Works
Finland's Revolutionary Education System
Flashmob, Jane Goodall
George Lucas Visual Literacy Martin Scorsese Visual Literacy
Video9 Ramsey Musallam Curiosity Comes First
Video10 Benjamin Zander: The transformative power of classical music
Articles & Seminars
When students know their work has public attention, from their peers and school and the wider community, it changes the nature of how and what they learn. It inspires and engages students and the learning is more valued.
When students can see themselves working, they learn about their own learning and the learning processes.
Creating an Experience
Video creates an experience of a lesson or activity. These learning activities are a lot more immersive and fun, as well as more appealing and engaging. That's what makes everything worthwhile.
Videos produced by one class can be used for current and future classes to jumpstart a lesson.
Use video to improve speaking and performance skills.
A topic can be re-introduced and revised visually; students respond well to watching themselves doing the original activity.
A group of people looking at a computer
A person standing in front of a birthday cake
Videos can be used as a stimulus for procedural writing, motivation is increased when the students themselves are involved.
Videos can be used as a planning stimulus to improve future activities.
Analyze and Refine
Videos can be used to identify problems and rectify them. For both teachers and students.
STUDENT PRODUCED VIDEOS....
Students aren’t just consumers of videos—they’re producers as well.
Once students are familiar with the process of film making, class activities can be filmed using 2 students whose job it is to film an activity and edit it. These students become class documenters. All students can rotate through this role.
The 'idea' of film making is the hook that kids love!
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN MAKING A MOVIE?
Making a movie is hard work, will the kids be happy to work hard?
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