Improving e-literacy outcomes with a collaborativestudent film-making challenge
Practical guidelines for setting up a similar event Practical ways for students to create moviesLiteracy learning outcomes linked to making movies Integrating movie making into NZC learning areas An introduction to the ‘e-competencies’/21st Century Fluencies
Flick-It-On! – Our aims To operate an enriching film school project to support collaborative teacher professional learning and sharing and to grow student learning through the effective use of film to communicate their learning.
Flick-It-On! – What is it?16 classes across 7 Nelson & Tasman Schools Collaborating in teams of 4 Learning how to storyboard, film, act, addvoiceover & sound effects, add music to show mood & emotion, edit….…to create a 2-3min movies based on a theme or concept In 10 weeks!
2010 – Funding from the WhakatuClusterKids Can Film Festival – 3 day filmfestival2011 – First year of Flick-It-On!Followed on from the Kids Can FilmFestival – sustainability & embedfilm making into classroomprogrammes2012 –Second year Flick-It-On!Flick-It-On! 1 day workshops forteachers & students (run by localteachers) before the rotationsstarted
Themes2010Home Kids Can Film Festival2011Change Kids Can Film FestivalHeroes Flick-It-On!2012Pushing the Boundaries Flick-It-On!
Flick-It-On! Rotations 2012Rotation 1:1-3 min Silent movie – 3 weeksRotation 2:add sound effects & voice – 2 weeksRotation 3:add music to show mood & emotion – 2 weeksRotation 4:editing, titles, transitions & effects – 2 weeks
Flick-It-On! Passing-it-on! 2012DropboxWe passed on each rotation through using Dropbox - eachteacher set up a free accountDeadlinesWe set the deadline as the Thursday of the final week of eachrotation to allow for any glitches! We encouraged teachers ineach rotation to contact each other early rather later!
Flick-It-On! The Important Bits!CommitmentTeachers need to commit to rotation deadlines2013 Flick-It-On! Application Form to take part in the projectIntellectual PropertyUsing copyright free images, sound effects and music.2013 Flick-It-On! Teachers to complete license to use materialformsRelease FormsFor individuals making / taking part in the film
Flick-It-On! Celebrate!Premiere2010 – Muritai Centre, Tahunanui School2011 – State Cinema Nelson / Broadgreen Intermediate2012 – Broadgreen Intermediate2013 – ….? TBA
2013We want you!To take part in Flick-It-On 2013 – turning a local projectinto a national project
2013Classes & their teacher working in teams of 4 with oneteacher as the coordinator for the groupTeacher coordinators – have taken part in Flick-It-On!Experienced in film making & relevant softwareSupport via meetings: skype, email etc.Support via the web: wikipage and blog
Speaking, writing & presenting Listening, reading & viewing The digital stories created during the Flick-It-On!projects provided opportunities to:
1. Integrate sources of information and to create and express their ideas (process& strategies)2. Shape digital texts for different purposes (purpose & audience)3. Select, form and express their ideas (ideas)4. Develop their awareness of the effects of language (language features)5. Develop their skills in organising digital texts (structure)
ThinkingManaging SelfRelating to othersParticipating & contributingUsing language, symbols and text
Through creating digital narratives and documentaries students…• share new learning• interpret the past• develop new thinking for a sustainable social, cultural, economic and environmental future at a local, national and global level
Storyboard & Silent MovieStep 1Brainstorm the theme /conceptwritingSOLO Taxonomy – Create Define Mapsand definitions (alternative graphic organiserscould be used e.g. KWL, PMI)ReadingReading (fact and fiction books, websites etc. linked to thestudents’ understanding & interpretations of the theme)
Storyboard & Silent MovieStep 2Introducing filming & photography techniquesReadingSophisticated pictures books - introducing types of shot andemotive photographyVisual literacy• watch snippets of movies, moving images etc. analyse types of shot and emotions portrayed
Storyboard & Silent MovieStep 3Synopsis and storyboardingwriting• Writing the synopsis of the movie• Taking ‘mock up’ photographs telling the story• Comic Life to create the storyboard, plan shots etc. Make the silent movie!
Add sound effects and voicereadingVisual literacy• analysing and interpreting the silent moviewritingScript writing• what the characters say, where to put sound effects
Add music to show mood and emotionreadingVisual literacy• analysing and interpreting the movie with sound effects and voice• watching snippets of movies, moving images analysing how music is usedWriting• use SOLO Maps or other graphic organisers to analyse the effect of music when used with static or moving images
Add titles, effects and editWriting• Watch the movie, adding titles and credits
21st Century Fluencies e-competencies• Critical thinking skills • ICT to e-competencies• Traditional 20th Century literacies • Best practices• 21st Century literacies • E-literacieshttp://www.fluency21.com Juan Cristobal Cobo Romani 2009
A digital citizen:• is a confident and capable user of ICT• uses technologies to participate in educational, cultural, and economic activities• uses and develops critical thinking skills in cyberspace• is literate in the language, symbols, and texts of digital technologies• is aware of ICT challenges and can manage them effectively• uses ICT to relate to others in positive, meaningful ways• demonstrates honesty and integrity and ethical behaviour in their use of ICT• respects the concepts of privacy and freedom of speech in a digital world• contributes and actively promotes the values of digital citizenship
Digital literacy or the ability to understand and fully participatein the digital world is fundamental to digital citizenship. It is thecombination of technical and social skills that enable a person tobe successful and safe in the information age. Like literacy andnumeracy initiatives which provide people with the skills toparticipate in the work force, digital literacy has become anessential skill to be a confident, connected, and actively involvedlife long learner.
Setting up a similar event Startegies to help students create movies Link literacy learning outcomes to making moviesHow to integrate movie making into NZC learning areas (including key competencies) 21st Century Fluency / ‘e-competencies’ firstname.lastname@example.org