Fourteen schools from the Victorian Department of Education registered to be involved in the 2018 Victorian Have a Voice project. Most of those schools produced videos for the Showcase event at the main ACMI Cinema on Tuesday October 23.
The aim of this program is to provide Victorian students in Years 4 to 9 with an opportunity to collaborate, and have a voice (through video or animation) about something that is important to them and enhance their 21st century communication and creative problem solving skills.
The Have a Voice task was to work as a group (minimum of two) to produce a short G-rated video story (maximum of two minutes) or animation (maximum of one minute) about a topic or issue that is important to the group.
See the videos that were featured at the 2018 Showcase below …
Topics that the students chose this year included:
- The Environment
- Domestic Violence
- Gender Equality
- Cultural Diversity
- Drug use
The schools who ended up showcasing their work this week were …
Brooke McNamara (Acting Manager, Vic DET Learning and Teaching Branch) gave the official welcome to nearly 150 students and teachers who came to the showcase.
It was my pleasure to MC the event and interview representatives from each school about the work they produced and what they learned from the experience.
Each school received a certificate for their efforts and also a copy of the new Adobe Spark book – 40 Ways to Inject Creativity into Your Classroom with Adobe Spark that only came out last week.
During the Showcase, we did a live demo of Adobe’s new multi-platform video editing app Adobe Premiere Rush and made a short film featuring still & moving images of the students.
Stay tuned for the video about this event, soon to come to CreateEdu TV