Most young people are digital natives who use videos to express themselves on social platforms. This free online project taps into that interest and gives students the chance to take on issues of social impact using tools and technology they’re comfortable with.
To take part, students are tasked with creating a 60 second video on a topic of importance to them. In the process of researching, writing, storyboarding and filming their projects, students develop their collaboration, critical and creative thinking, communication and citizenship competencies.
As applied learning, Videos for Change is a great way for students to use some of the insights achieved from High Resolves experiences or workshops in a practical way, and reinforce the concepts in their long-term memory. It can be aligned to the national and state-based curricula of English, Humanities and Media or embedded as part of a rigorous wellbeing program.
There’s no cost to participate or enter and we support you with resources that you can teach with, or provide to your class for self-directed learning.
“We didn’t use fancy cameras, professional actors, or even a tripod, but instead channelled our passion and creativity to make our video. No entrant should be limited by their resources or experience, only by their imagination.”
MackenzieCreator of ‘Labels’, Coomera Anglican College, Queensland, Australia