Seen and Heard: Young people creating digital media
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Keynotes, presentations and workshops
Keynote: Creativity, learning and digital culture
Pat Chapman, Schools Director, Creativity, Culture and Education
Pat Chapman, Schools Director of new national organisation Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE) will investigate how creativity, innovation and digital media can enhance the learning experience. Successful projects from the Government’s flagship creative learning programme, Creative Partnerships will highlight good practice and reveal how young people’s experience of digital culture outside of school can impact on learning.
Keynote: Literacy, media, technology: where does film fit?
Mark Reid, Head of Education, British Film Institute
The explosion of film-making in classrooms - and bedrooms - over the past 5 years has led many people in education to celebrate both a new creative age and a new creative generation. But what are children and young people actually doing with film, and what do they know and understand about its languageand power? And how can both educators and a dynamically changing curriculum accommodate film's expressive potential? Mark Reid will address these questions by looking at work being done with children and young people that situates film right at the heart of literacy and new technology.
Making computer games
James Durran, Advanced Skills Teacher, Parkside Federation
Developments in ICT and moving image technology have made it easy for children to learn through making and editing their own media texts. However, this has remained very difficult with computer games. This presentation will show how children can use Immersive Education’s MissionMaker software to author their own games, and so to explore for themselves the conventions and grammars of this increasingly important cultural form.
Films for learning
Mark Richardson, Assessment for Learning Manager, Thomas Hardye School
This presentation about making ‘films for learning’ will provide an insight into the opportunities and challenges that technologies provide for film making in schools. Using film gives students a real say about what and how they learn and their teachers the opportunity to develop creatively and professionally. We use domestic video cameras, mobile phone cameras, laptops, animation and free editing software to make films. Pupils and teachers also record their eureka moments and top tips.
Battlefront - teens, campaigning and social media
Matt Locke, Commissioning Editor Education, Channel 4 and Lucy Willis, Executive Producer, Raw Television
Matt Locke and Lucy Willis will give an in-depth analysis of Channel 4 Education’s Battlefront project, sharing insights and tips about how to work with teens on campaigns using social media and broadcast television. As well as talking about the ups and downs of this innovative and award-winning project, they will talk about future plans for Battlefront and how schools can get involved in the project.
'From Mountain to Sea' - the creativity is flowing!
Anna Rossvoll, Aberdeenshire Council
The development of excellent learning experiences in Aberdeenshire Council, through interdisciplinary contexts using games based learning and teaching approaches. Bring on the Wee Musicians, the Great Marble Challenge, the Wii Fit Pentathlon and more.
Media mashup - Log in to critical creativity
Emma Agusita, Knowle West Media Centre
Experience the thrills and spills of creating multiple media content online. There's a dizzying array of 'ready to go' creative web tools enabling immediate creation and publication. But which to choose? And, what are the implications for young people's creative learning and media literacy? Get hands on and find out.
Consoles in the classroom: a different way of learning?
Dawn Hallybone, ICT Co-ordinator, Oakdale Junior School, London
Looking at the way off-the-shelf computer games and consoles have been used to enhance learning, as well as exploring web based games. Also, Dawn will be looking at using the Wii and PlayStation as way of engaging children in literacy, developing their literacy skills, and immersing them in other worlds.
Student voice - e-consultations
Jessie Seal, Student Support Officer, ESSA
This workshop will give examples of how the English Secondary Students' Association (ESSA) have delivered local and national consultations with students using different forms of technology. Facilitated by ESSA's Student Support Officer, Jessie Seal, the workshop will help participants consider the most effective methods for class, whole school and community consultations.
Radio in Schools podcasting masterclass
Melissa Thom, Founder & Director, Radio in Schools and Lee Carrotte, Creative Director, Nomos Media/Radio in Schools
First level introduction into podcasting and creating digital content in schools including a brief history of podcasting, the Virtual Studio, sharing best work with the community and getting involved with local radio stations. Participants are guided through resources, including lesson plans, links to the National Curriculum and Assessments for Speaking and Listening. Practical advice is offered on creating quality digital content and producing simple radio shows in school.
How to engage young people using the emerging technologies
Max Hepworth-Povey, Communications Manager, Chew TV
This session will address the practice of using emerging technologies within the educational environment, to enhance the learning process and build creative projects. Max Hepworth-Povey, Communications Manager at Chew TV, the UK’s first Web TV Channel run by and for young people, will talk about how Chew TV involves young people in the creative process reinforcing their own online broadcast channel, using familiar tools such as mobile phones and social networks. Chew TV works with young people using a wide range of technologies, encouraging the learning process and providing a future-proof method of delivering media based learning.
A theatrical approach to interactive technologies
Andrew Quick, Simon Wainwright and Adam Nash, imitating the dog
This short workshop will give a brief introduction to our Interactive Technologies workshop where students get the opportunity to perform in front of blue screen, experimenting with changing filmic backgrounds and live image manipulation. imitating the dog's work is particularly concerned with using filmic landscapes within a theatrical setting and using the tools of video and projection to create fantastical worlds. This workshop provides students with the tools and inspiration to engage with texts and technologies in a similar way.
Keynote: Getting teens' attention
Matt Locke, Commissioning Editor Education, Channel 4
Matt Locke will talk about how to get teens attention using social media and gaming, and how to measure the impact and value of educational projects on these platforms. His talk will share detailed insight and learning gained by the Channel 4 education team over the last 2 years, using examples such as www.battlefront.co.uk, www.yeardot.co.uk, and www.routesgame.com.