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The CORE Education eFellowship Awards recognise innovative e-learning practice by New Zealand teachers.

View more stories from CORE Education eFellows in the eFellows EDtalks channel 

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The CORE Education eFellowship Awards recognise innovative e-learning practice by New Zealand teachers.

View more stories from CORE Education eFellows in the eFellows EDtalks channel 

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Speaker: Helen King

Helen King from Point England School tells us how encouraging creativity through music, animation, and movies enhanced the learning of her students. She found that infusing creativity through all curriculum areas contributed to a change in classroom culture.

Views 22,576
Date added: 19 Nov 2012
Duration: 3:05

Hi I'm Helen King from Point England School.

This year I've been looking at in my eFellowship, I wanted to look at how creativity using music, animation, and movies would enhance children's learning. What I discovered blew my mind. What I thought would happen did happen, but I also got some added value along the way. I thought that kids would become more engaged, better at self management, better at interactions, group work, collaborations, things like that. And that totally happened. What I also got happening was improvements in literacy and numeracy. Which I had hoped would happen. And then a big surprise was that the class, the whole culture of the classroom changed in that the children became far more open and willing to share things. They became much nicer to each other, we share our days beautifully, we have an amazing time and the whole culture of the classroom has changed. And I totally owe that to the way that we have incorporated creativity into everything that we do.

The culture and values within the classroom is really important. So we model caring for one another, caring obviously for the equipment that we are using, and the respect for ideas and the respect for sharing. And by doing that you are really to the kids that everybody's valuable, all their ideas are valuable and you just create this harmony and flow within a classroom that is just amazing, it's a family, it's an absolute family. Our whole school rests on the values of being a family together and it's just highlighted in my classroom.

I've only given very small skill lessons to the children, mostly around iMovie, a little bit around camera work. The children have taught themselves and then taught others how to use those tools and how best to use the tools to show their learning and their understanding.

And by having to teach others that really highlights collaboration. It means they have to work together if they want to find out what to do or what's going on they need to work together. They know that by using their skills as best they can and by finding skills of others that their work's going to get better. That the product that they are going to create and share with the world is ultimately better and they are always looking for the way that they can come first, be a champion.

I'm really lucky that at Point England that we have a culture of creativity anyway in that we make movies for our school news program, it's an expectation that the children are taught animation skills from year 1. So we are very lucky that by year 5 I've got kids that do know how to do animations and expect to make movies. 

We then had to look at ways that those sorts of skills could be used across the whole curriculum, not just at movie making time, not just at animation time. And that was where I really had to just get creative myself, and I did my own research, and my own thought, and my own ideas, and talk them through with the kids. And so now there's a lot of choice around what they want to do to demonstrate their learning. And that's a huge empowerment to their learning as well.

Hi I'm Helen King from Point England School.

This year I've been looking at in my eFellowship, I wanted to look at how creativity using music, animation, and movies would enhance children's learning. What I discovered blew my mind. What I thought would happen did happen, but I also got some added value along the way. I thought that kids would become more engaged, better at self management, better at interactions, group work, collaborations, things like that. And that totally happened. What I also got happening was improvements in literacy and numeracy. Which I had hoped would happen. And then a big surprise was that the class, the whole culture of the classroom changed in that the children became far more open and willing to share things. They became much nicer to each other, we share our days beautifully, we have an amazing time and the whole culture of the classroom has changed. And I totally owe that to the way that we have incorporated creativity into everything that we do.

The culture and values within the classroom is really important. So we model caring for one another, caring obviously for the equipment that we are using, and the respect for ideas and the respect for sharing. And by doing that you are really to the kids that everybody's valuable, all their ideas are valuable and you just create this harmony and flow within a classroom that is just amazing, it's a family, it's an absolute family. Our whole school rests on the values of being a family together and it's just highlighted in my classroom.

I've only given very small skill lessons to the children, mostly around iMovie, a little bit around camera work. The children have taught themselves and then taught others how to use those tools and how best to use the tools to show their learning and their understanding.

And by having to teach others that really highlights collaboration. It means they have to work together if they want to find out what to do or what's going on they need to work together. They know that by using their skills as best they can and by finding skills of others that their work's going to get better. That the product that they are going to create and share with the world is ultimately better and they are always looking for the way that they can come first, be a champion.

I'm really lucky that at Point England that we have a culture of creativity anyway in that we make movies for our school news program, it's an expectation that the children are taught animation skills from year 1. So we are very lucky that by year 5 I've got kids that do know how to do animations and expect to make movies. 

We then had to look at ways that those sorts of skills could be used across the whole curriculum, not just at movie making time, not just at animation time. And that was where I really had to just get creative myself, and I did my own research, and my own thought, and my own ideas, and talk them through with the kids. And so now there's a lot of choice around what they want to do to demonstrate their learning. And that's a huge empowerment to their learning as well.

Date added: 11/19/2012
Elearning and creativity
Date added: 11/19/2012

Elearning and creativity

Helen King from Point England School tells us how encouraging creativity through music, animation, and movies enhanced the learning of her students. She found that infusing creativity through all curriculum areas contributed to a change in classroom culture.

Views 22,576 Date added: 19/11/2012

Elearning and creativity

Hi I'm Helen King from Point England School.

This year I've been looking at in my eFellowship, I wanted to look at how creativity using music, animation, and movies would enhance children's learning. What I discovered blew my mind. What I thought would happen did happen, but I also got some added value along the way. I thought that kids would become more engaged, better at self management, better at interactions, group work, collaborations, things like that. And that totally happened. What I also got happening was improvements in literacy and numeracy. Which I had hoped would happen. And then a big surprise was that the class, the whole culture of the classroom changed in that the children became far more open and willing to share things. They became much nicer to each other, we share our days beautifully, we have an amazing time and the whole culture of the classroom has changed. And I totally owe that to the way that we have incorporated creativity into everything that we do.

The culture and values within the classroom is really important. So we model caring for one another, caring obviously for the equipment that we are using, and the respect for ideas and the respect for sharing. And by doing that you are really to the kids that everybody's valuable, all their ideas are valuable and you just create this harmony and flow within a classroom that is just amazing, it's a family, it's an absolute family. Our whole school rests on the values of being a family together and it's just highlighted in my classroom.

I've only given very small skill lessons to the children, mostly around iMovie, a little bit around camera work. The children have taught themselves and then taught others how to use those tools and how best to use the tools to show their learning and their understanding.

And by having to teach others that really highlights collaboration. It means they have to work together if they want to find out what to do or what's going on they need to work together. They know that by using their skills as best they can and by finding skills of others that their work's going to get better. That the product that they are going to create and share with the world is ultimately better and they are always looking for the way that they can come first, be a champion.

I'm really lucky that at Point England that we have a culture of creativity anyway in that we make movies for our school news program, it's an expectation that the children are taught animation skills from year 1. So we are very lucky that by year 5 I've got kids that do know how to do animations and expect to make movies. 

We then had to look at ways that those sorts of skills could be used across the whole curriculum, not just at movie making time, not just at animation time. And that was where I really had to just get creative myself, and I did my own research, and my own thought, and my own ideas, and talk them through with the kids. And so now there's a lot of choice around what they want to do to demonstrate their learning. And that's a huge empowerment to their learning as well.

Hi I'm Helen King from Point England School.

This year I've been looking at in my eFellowship, I wanted to look at how creativity using music, animation, and movies would enhance children's learning. What I discovered blew my mind. What I thought would happen did happen, but I also got some added value along the way. I thought that kids would become more engaged, better at self management, better at interactions, group work, collaborations, things like that. And that totally happened. What I also got happening was improvements in literacy and numeracy. Which I had hoped would happen. And then a big surprise was that the class, the whole culture of the classroom changed in that the children became far more open and willing to share things. They became much nicer to each other, we share our days beautifully, we have an amazing time and the whole culture of the classroom has changed. And I totally owe that to the way that we have incorporated creativity into everything that we do.

The culture and values within the classroom is really important. So we model caring for one another, caring obviously for the equipment that we are using, and the respect for ideas and the respect for sharing. And by doing that you are really to the kids that everybody's valuable, all their ideas are valuable and you just create this harmony and flow within a classroom that is just amazing, it's a family, it's an absolute family. Our whole school rests on the values of being a family together and it's just highlighted in my classroom.

I've only given very small skill lessons to the children, mostly around iMovie, a little bit around camera work. The children have taught themselves and then taught others how to use those tools and how best to use the tools to show their learning and their understanding.

And by having to teach others that really highlights collaboration. It means they have to work together if they want to find out what to do or what's going on they need to work together. They know that by using their skills as best they can and by finding skills of others that their work's going to get better. That the product that they are going to create and share with the world is ultimately better and they are always looking for the way that they can come first, be a champion.

I'm really lucky that at Point England that we have a culture of creativity anyway in that we make movies for our school news program, it's an expectation that the children are taught animation skills from year 1. So we are very lucky that by year 5 I've got kids that do know how to do animations and expect to make movies. 

We then had to look at ways that those sorts of skills could be used across the whole curriculum, not just at movie making time, not just at animation time. And that was where I really had to just get creative myself, and I did my own research, and my own thought, and my own ideas, and talk them through with the kids. And so now there's a lot of choice around what they want to do to demonstrate their learning. And that's a huge empowerment to their learning as well.

Date added: 19/11/2012

Elearning and creativity

Helen King from Point England School tells us how encouraging creativity through music, animation, and movies enhanced the learning of her students. She found that infusing creativity through all curriculum areas contributed to a change in classroom culture.

Views 22,576 Date added: 19/11/2012

Elearning and creativity

Hi I'm Helen King from Point England School.

This year I've been looking at in my eFellowship, I wanted to look at how creativity using music, animation, and movies would enhance children's learning. What I discovered blew my mind. What I thought would happen did happen, but I also got some added value along the way. I thought that kids would become more engaged, better at self management, better at interactions, group work, collaborations, things like that. And that totally happened. What I also got happening was improvements in literacy and numeracy. Which I had hoped would happen. And then a big surprise was that the class, the whole culture of the classroom changed in that the children became far more open and willing to share things. They became much nicer to each other, we share our days beautifully, we have an amazing time and the whole culture of the classroom has changed. And I totally owe that to the way that we have incorporated creativity into everything that we do.

The culture and values within the classroom is really important. So we model caring for one another, caring obviously for the equipment that we are using, and the respect for ideas and the respect for sharing. And by doing that you are really to the kids that everybody's valuable, all their ideas are valuable and you just create this harmony and flow within a classroom that is just amazing, it's a family, it's an absolute family. Our whole school rests on the values of being a family together and it's just highlighted in my classroom.

I've only given very small skill lessons to the children, mostly around iMovie, a little bit around camera work. The children have taught themselves and then taught others how to use those tools and how best to use the tools to show their learning and their understanding.

And by having to teach others that really highlights collaboration. It means they have to work together if they want to find out what to do or what's going on they need to work together. They know that by using their skills as best they can and by finding skills of others that their work's going to get better. That the product that they are going to create and share with the world is ultimately better and they are always looking for the way that they can come first, be a champion.

I'm really lucky that at Point England that we have a culture of creativity anyway in that we make movies for our school news program, it's an expectation that the children are taught animation skills from year 1. So we are very lucky that by year 5 I've got kids that do know how to do animations and expect to make movies. 

We then had to look at ways that those sorts of skills could be used across the whole curriculum, not just at movie making time, not just at animation time. And that was where I really had to just get creative myself, and I did my own research, and my own thought, and my own ideas, and talk them through with the kids. And so now there's a lot of choice around what they want to do to demonstrate their learning. And that's a huge empowerment to their learning as well.

Hi I'm Helen King from Point England School.

This year I've been looking at in my eFellowship, I wanted to look at how creativity using music, animation, and movies would enhance children's learning. What I discovered blew my mind. What I thought would happen did happen, but I also got some added value along the way. I thought that kids would become more engaged, better at self management, better at interactions, group work, collaborations, things like that. And that totally happened. What I also got happening was improvements in literacy and numeracy. Which I had hoped would happen. And then a big surprise was that the class, the whole culture of the classroom changed in that the children became far more open and willing to share things. They became much nicer to each other, we share our days beautifully, we have an amazing time and the whole culture of the classroom has changed. And I totally owe that to the way that we have incorporated creativity into everything that we do.

The culture and values within the classroom is really important. So we model caring for one another, caring obviously for the equipment that we are using, and the respect for ideas and the respect for sharing. And by doing that you are really to the kids that everybody's valuable, all their ideas are valuable and you just create this harmony and flow within a classroom that is just amazing, it's a family, it's an absolute family. Our whole school rests on the values of being a family together and it's just highlighted in my classroom.

I've only given very small skill lessons to the children, mostly around iMovie, a little bit around camera work. The children have taught themselves and then taught others how to use those tools and how best to use the tools to show their learning and their understanding.

And by having to teach others that really highlights collaboration. It means they have to work together if they want to find out what to do or what's going on they need to work together. They know that by using their skills as best they can and by finding skills of others that their work's going to get better. That the product that they are going to create and share with the world is ultimately better and they are always looking for the way that they can come first, be a champion.

I'm really lucky that at Point England that we have a culture of creativity anyway in that we make movies for our school news program, it's an expectation that the children are taught animation skills from year 1. So we are very lucky that by year 5 I've got kids that do know how to do animations and expect to make movies. 

We then had to look at ways that those sorts of skills could be used across the whole curriculum, not just at movie making time, not just at animation time. And that was where I really had to just get creative myself, and I did my own research, and my own thought, and my own ideas, and talk them through with the kids. And so now there's a lot of choice around what they want to do to demonstrate their learning. And that's a huge empowerment to their learning as well.

Date added: 19/11/2012

The CORE Education eFellowship Awards recognise innovative e-learning practice by New Zealand teachers.

View more stories from CORE Education eFellows in the eFellows EDtalks channel 

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