In tonight's episode of Inject Creativity Live, Tim, Jerry and I were joined by Adobe Education Leader Emeritus Chris Betcher from Sydney, and Education Thought Leader Paul McClean from New Zealand.
Our guest speakers were, as always, informative and inspirational. I especially enjoyed Chris' presentation as it focused on one of my loves - storytelling through videomaking, with a focus on the cinematic approach and how you can tell better stories by employing the principles of cinematography.
Paul presented a 5 minute gem on his approach to setting up Digital Mastery in schools.
Tonight I learned that no matter how much time I spend thinking about creating videos and software demonstrations, it is so incredibly valuable to think purposefully and fully about how elements can enhance or hinder the story you are trying to tell - even if the content is quite dry.
Paul's presentation focus was, as always, dedicated to his passion in building real-world learning and talent development opportunities for students, and to move away from the standardised testing approach towards learning and student development in education. He is working quite closely with a school at the moment, and also shared with us a success story of one student from a previous school he worked with. See Paul's presentation from timestamp 50:08 above.
A couple of great shares during the fireside chat from some of our attendees as well - I have linked these spontaneous creative examples here (right).
If you're still reading this, thanks so much! My Spark Summary Page from tonight is linked for you below :)
My day job includes designing, developing, writing, copy editing, creating and delivering training resources for staff and students (including video capture/editing and voice over/other post-production work for multi-modal resources). In my spare time, I like to take pretty pictures.