Sunday, 22 May 2016

A Day In The Life Of The Learner

This was probably the biggest task for Digital Immersion I have had so far. Our goal was to create a short film in iMovie to depict what a day in the life of a learner is like. I decided to include a day in my life, in addition to a day as a school student, because I am a learner too.

After 2 days of filming and 3 days of editing, this is my creation. Thank you to everyone who helped me out, especially my Year 13 students Kim, Toa and Lita who took the time to record themselves for me. 

Shout out to Sid, my talented audio engineer friend who sung the cover of Rihanna's "Work". Check him out! Do enjoy my creation and please give feedback!


Music credits:
Maroon 5 - One More Night
Drake - One Dance
The Lion King - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
The Black Eyed Peas - Let's Get It Started
Rihanna - Work (Cover by S.I.D. Music)

14 comments:

  1. HI Georgia - so impressed at how hard you are working and the amazing things you are sharing on your blog, go you! Loved this movie, really neat to see some of the Y13s I met in Bio when I was at Tamaki College last term. make the most of your year and take some time out for you too : )

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    1. Kia Ora Madeline, thank you so much for your lovely comment! It's pleasing to know someone is enjoying my blog :) sometimes I feel like I'm talking to myself! Best of luck with your teaching, hope to see you back at Tamaki!

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  2. Well done on this Georgia, great example of thinking outside the box by involving your learners! Looks like you're a serious contender for the film festival :)

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    1. Thank you Heath, I think it is important to share the student voice and understanding of anything! We shall see.. watch this space :)

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  3. Hi Georgia, this was SO cool to see the comparison between your day and the students' day. It really made me reflect on how I think (or don't think) of students as they arrive in class; I hardly ever consciously consider which class they just arrived from, what time of day it is, etc. One piece of feedback I would give is that the video was quite long at 10 minutes - I did actually watch most of it though! because I was curious and it was pretty fast-paced, but there were also parts that I jumped ahead maybe 20 seconds or so while you were walking or driving, so the editing could have been a bit tighter (feedback in preparation for the 3-minute film festival!) You must have a great relationship with these learners to get them to film for you :) Nice job! Can't wait to see the next one.

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    1. Thanks for your feedback Nicola! It is super important we take into consideration the wider context of a students' life, rather than just how they are in our class! Yes I agree it was too long, I wish I could've spent more time on it! But as I'm sure you understand there's a million other things to be going so I had to make a sacrifice - I had a couple of hours worth of film to pick and choose from! Definitely a good learning curve and prep for the film festival. In terms of relationships, that is such a good point I hadn't even considered! Thanks again for your feedback and taking the time to watch this, it means a lot :)

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  4. Very clever how you created a video from both the student and teachers perspective! Was great to get a peek into your school, too :) You have used lots of the new effects we discovered and I look forward to seeing your next creative creation :)

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    1. Thanks Steph, important to remember we are learners too! :)

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  5. Very Cool George, both Mr C and I watched it on the big screen ;) We are exhausted from just watching it. Keep up the hard work and the blog it is such a great read.

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    1. Thanks Claude! Means a lot to know people are interested by my blog :)

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  6. Hi Georgia,
    I agree it's important to reflect on the life of 'learners' and it was awesome to see the comparison between you and the students - if our kids could see what you go through, they may appreciate how lucky they are:). In prep for the film festival, I love the go pro viewpoints and the music was awesome. Keep up the great work!

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    1. Thanks Dot! I hope the students can see teachers are humans too! Look forward to manipulating footage in the future.

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  7. This was AMAZING! Like Nicola said, absolutely loved the comparison of your day with the learners. Side by side had a great effect. I, too, rarely think about where my learners have come from before they get to school. Also, fantastic role modelling with the commitment to your wellbeing with bootcamp in the mornings. I am impressed. Keep up the fantastic work.

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    1. Thank you Latai! We need to remember students have a life outside of school, and we don't know what happens when they are off school grounds. I know a lot of my teaching includes acting, so I am sure the students act throughout their days too.. I appreciate the feedback and boost of confidence, what kind of Health and PE teacher wouldn't exercise and consider their wellbeing? :)

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