Soundtrackers studios proudly present to you a most unusual and creative project! Want to see how to turn your students into movie makers or sound editors by using drawings, everyday objects and free tools, or even their own devices? Then pump up the volume and read below!
What would life be without sound? That was the starting point for schools in Portugal, Norway and Latvia. With the aim to help their students develop their creativity and introduce them to the world of animation and sound production, the Soundtrackers project was born.
In just one school year and by dividing work in three trimesters, students populated a ‘sound bank’, a ‘movie bank’ and an ‘image bank’ with their own creations! Pictures, drawings, short home-made animations and sounds produced with musical instruments, voices, disposal materials and recorded with students’ mobile phones and other appropriate devices, were then ready to be mixed together. To present their work, each student (or group of students) created a small movie mixing the image chosen with the correspondent ‘soundtrack’ created. On the project Twinspace you can have a look on the tools and making-of process (WARNING: Extremely fun material!)
Using a positive attitude towards technology, students learnt cooperation, social competences and developed positive relationships with team members. When asked on the stage of the European Prize ceremony what they felt they gained most from their involvement with their partners, the project founders replied: “developing creativity, learn by doing, trust in ourselves and in our students and true friendship for the future.”
Can we get a comment from the jury please?
A truly good example of how eTwinning can support virtual learning and teaching partnerships. The theme chosen (subject areas – music, sound, animation) and its implementation are very original and creative. Communication, exchange and collaboration were the core of this project: students have carried out tightly woven and interdependent activities, using each other’s work as building blocks for further work and producing shared final outputs. Very creative and sound use of ICT tools by students. The TwinSpace and the Blog have many outputs of good quality. The project is very well documented.
Manuela Correia (Escola B/S Domingos Capela, AEMGA, Portugal)
Thomas Herlofsen (Vestsiden Skole, Norway)
Lígia Oliveira: Escola B/S Domingos Capela, AEMGA (Espinho, Portugal)
Tanja Gvozdeva: BJC Rīgas Skolēnu pils (Rīga, Latvia)
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