Do you have a video resume? Have your students ever produced one? An increasing number of employers and recruiters rely on video resumes to short-list candidates. We say that our schools prepare students for the jobs of the 21st Century, but who is preparing students to produce compelling video resumes so they can secure those jobs? How do we best equip students to communicate visually? Do we have those skills to pass on?
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The Australian Curriculum includes many opportunities for students to develop and practise these skills and understandings. Students engage with, and create multimodal digital texts in English or in a different language. All the subject areas invite students to present their ideas, viewpoints and conclusions in a range of digital and non-digital modes, while the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability encourages students to create and communicate using ICT.
Scootle contains a range of resources and interactive tools for teachers and students looking to implement video creation in the classroom. Try searching on Scootle using these terms:
visual literacy; films; media arts; media production;
Arts-POP: media arts
A unit of work that helps you to plan and implement multimodal storytelling of traditional stories. Contains a lesson sequence and demonstration video.
Students can use this resource to create their storyboard using an existing script from three possible genres, or by building one from scratch.
New resources in Scootle so far this year include: a unit of work about using design, technology, and innovation to improve agricultural methods; financial literacy resources for primary and secondary years; an infographic explaining the relationship between ICT Capabilities and the Digital Technologies curriculum; and two documentaries that explore differences and encourage inclusive communities.
Professional learning opportunity
The Digital Technologies Hub team are hosting a webinar on February 29th. This will be presented by Tim Bell, the primary instigator of CS Unplugged (there were helpers...). Registrations for this webinar will open soon - join us on Facebook for further details and updates on this event.
We are celebrating the 100th issue of Connections. This milestone issue includes a look back at school libraries, how they have evolved, and what’s to come in the future. Download and print the latest issue here:
Conferences ESA is attending
Mark these dates in your calendar
- February: FebuDAREy
- 12 February: International Darwin Day
- 13 February: World Radio Day
- 21 February: International Mother Language Day
- 3 March: Schools Clean up Australia Day
- 3 March: Big Meet, Perth
- 8 March: International Women's Day
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