This week sees the start of an exciting new project for 4D creative. We have been commissioned to work with the staff and pupils at Manchester Communication Academy to produce new and exciting content for the school’s immersive space. This content has been requested by teaching staff themselves, so that their Immersive Space can be used to further extend the use of the room and to test a powerful way to create content that benefits the school and the young people involved in this very 21st century skill.
Our teaching and learning associate, Gav will be working alongside staff and a group of Year 8 pupils to create new immersive themes and teaching resources for the school. Pupils will be taking and sourcing images, capturing and making sounds and recording videos which can then be tweaked, manipulated and polished into finished content.
We are very excited by this commission because the project will further strengthen how we can help our network of schools get the best from their immersive spaces. We are passionate that each of our education sited installs is firstly a teaching and learning environment that can have a huge impact on pupils. We can see that the learning experience and benefits can stretch out to subjects and lessons outside of the immersive space, and content creation, we hope, will be of great benefit to the young creators and the school itself.
Putting the pupils in control, they have firstly been given an area of curriculum to work with. Their brief is to create content related to ‘Inspiration’ specifically linked to the ‘Health and Wellbeing’ section of their syllabus. However, being immersive learning, the scope for the project goes way beyond this. Pupils will be involved and supported by MCA staff and our input at every stage of the process, writing briefs, creating content, editing their work and producing a final experience that is delivered in their immersive space.
The students will also be tracking their progress with regular blogs and video updates. We will be sharing these over the course of the eight week project with a final case study being produced later in the term. Check back for the latest news or follow our twitter feed.