[Imc-aotearoa-video] FW: [Oceania-video] Fwd: Feedback: Teacher
bern at ihug.co.nz
Sat May 14 15:22:39 PDT 2005
>From Oceania Indymedia re. NewsReals which some from Aotearoa have
contributed to. I'm anticipating another callout soon, so if anybody has
shorts or knows of some shorts that can be used, let us know.
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> From: and <and at axxs.org>
> Reply-To: oceania-video at lists.cat.org.au
> Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 00:41:36 +0530
> To: oceania-video at lists.cat.org.au
> Cc: imc-melbourne-work at lists.cat.org.au
> Subject: [Oceania-video] Fwd: Feedback: Teacher resources
> nice stuff for a change :)
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>> From: Matt .....
>> Date: 14 May 2005 8:55:04 AM
>> To: info at melbourne.indymedia.org
>> Subject: Feedback: Teacher resources
>> Just wanted to thank you guys at indymedia, and also make a quick
>> As of this year i started a Dip Ed, and consequently had teaching
>> rounds. In my geography classes i based a unit of work around the
>> issues explored in the news reals. The feed back i got from other
>> techers, supervisors and especially the class was excellent.
>> The most common comment was that they were interesting, (\"you don\'t
>> have to listen to some old, irrelevant guy talking.\") It really kept
>> the year 11 class in focus. Most of the kids\' knowledge of these
>> issues stemmed from what they had witnessed in the mainstream media,
>> and consequently some were shocked and noticeably moved by what was
>> portrayed in the DVD. Most had no idea that the perspective of the
>> issue shown to them, had even existed before they watched the
>> Newsreal. the relvance of the content was also a highlight for the
>> class and was definately an important factor when considering why they
>> enjoyed the material so much. Things like the John Butler soundtrack
>> to the Tasmanian Rainforests section went down especially well with
>> the students.
>> So this is just really a thanks, and a \'keep up the good work\' - you
>> are definately having an impact and an important one at that.
>> I was wondering when the next newsreel is due for release? and if
>> there are any other resources that could be used in a classroom
>> i am not sure if this is feasable, but it was a thought anyway. - i
>> consider eductation to be a key aspect of the environmental/social/etc
>> movement, and therefore if an already well founded organisation such
>> as Indymedia was to provide teacher resources, it could have a
>> significant impact on the upcoming generation.
>> Now, i know Indymedia is a volunteer based organisation and would
>> probably find it difficult to resource all the projects you would
>> already have in mind. However, the teacher resource kits could also
>> provide revenue for the organisation, and therefore fund itself in a
>> sustainable fashion. (There are many approaches you could use to make
>> the information available to schools!)
>> This was just an idea that i thought may be of interest, if you wanted
>> to discuss this any further please feel free to contact me. i have a
>> background in Ecology and P.R, which might be of some help somehow.
>> Anyway, keep doing your stuff - its great,
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