Week 1 (9/2): Welcome to Media Project

Make stuff! Photo: pxhere/CC0 Public Domain

BY NICK BENNETT

Technology and the internet form a part of our everyday lives in the digital age. The use of social networking platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. is particularly prominent among adolescents, teenagers, and young adults. These individuals form a significant portion of the 3.5 billion social media users worldwide.

In this scenario, social media projects offer an excellent way of combining fun and education. Read on to know how students and academic institutions can utilize social network tools to augment and improve teaching and learning methods!

38 Ways Students Can Create Digital Content

Students spend a lot of time using screen media but not much time creating digital content. According to Common Sense Media, teens spend only three percent of their time creating new things. With an average of 9 hours a day spent consuming media, teens could accomplish great things if they devoted a larger slice of their digital time to making stuff.

We can encourage students to become content creators by exposing them to opportunities to write, record, film, build, design, and code using digital media. Click through to see more:

https://k12.thoughtfullearning.com/blogpost/38-ways-students-can-create-digital-content

Knowing your audience:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_audience#:~:text=Target%20audiences%20are%20formed%20from,behaviors%2C%20likes%2C%20and%20dislikes

What specifically are we aiming to doing Media Project? Please read and become familiar with the Media Project Subject Guide which is with all of your subject guides in the Diploma folder in the Google Drive.

UNITS:

  • BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
  • BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process
  • CUAPPR405 Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work
TASK

Do you have a story idea that you want to bring to life? Who does it appeal to? Collaborate to create a short written, video or audio media piece that you can post to your socials.

Author: veritychambers

Journalist and teacher

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