iPad movie making a big hit for year nines

DPP_0324We recently ran a program for year nines at the Light Horse Museum, Mudgeeraba.  Thirty grade nine students from Southport State High descended on the museum to create short digital stories about the ANZAC spirit that count towards their history assessment.  They worked in groups of four, and showed there movies at the end of the day.  It was a fabulous effort, and most of the class had never used an iPad before.  The school  staff were very supportive of the project, and students were fully engaged.  The program was inspired by the History In Place Program put together by the History Teachers Association of Victoria.  More on that here.

Author: Janis Hanley

Janis Hanley creates education programs for museums. She has a strong interest in digital engagement. Her programs have received several Queensland National Trust awards. Janis is the Queensland representative of the Museums Australia Education committee, and founder/coordinator of MAEdQ - a Queensland Network for Museum Educators . Janis is currently researching the value of digital story telling in community museums.

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