There are not many primary schools that have their own media centre, equipped with an infinity wall green screen for video production and a podcast studio. Silverton Primary, in Melbourne’s Noble Park, prides itself on providing its students with opportunities to develop modern media & communication skills to help enhance their students digital literacy and creativity skills.
On Tuesday 19th June, I had the pleasure to spending a day with all the Year 5/6 students, introducing them to Adobe Spark video as a tool to help them tell video stories.
The students were asked to work in a small group to create a short video about their passions. The challenge was to have the story completed in 15 minutes.
The culture of the school is such that the students are comfortable working with new technologies. I was very impressed with what they were able to achieve in such a short space of time.
Later that afternoon, I worked with the Silverton Primary teaching staff and gave them the same challenge as I gave the students.
It is always a delight to witness teachers discover a new technology that helps enable their creativity. It was great to hear the teachers chat about all the different ways they can use the Adobe Spark products in their classrooms to enhance the teaching & learning process.