The Hilltop Hoods have teamed up with Google to make a powerful interactive video for their song Through the Dark, written about a father supporting his son through Leukemia.
The video is made entirely of code and allows users to tilt and rotate their phones to navigate through the “dark” (fear) and “light” (hope) worlds. Users can also interact with the video on a desk top through a trackpad or mouse.
“Using 3D cameras mapped to the phone’s accelerometer, the film uses mobile technology combined with 3D modelling and animation to capture the sense of a world turned upside down”
New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) is a global partnership aiming to implement deep learning goals across whole education systems that are enabled by new pedagogies and accelerated by technology. Through the partnership, students from countries across the globe are engaged in deeper level learning and developing the skills to be lifelong learners, creative, connected and collaborative problem solvers who can successfully participate and innovate in our increasingly interconnected world.
What schools are doing?
New learning goals require changes in how relationships between students, teachers and families are structured and in how learning is measured. The shift towards active learning partnerships requires students to take greater charge of their own and each other’s learning, in and outside of the classroom. It also requires teachers to build capacity for designing and measuring learning that maps curriculum goals to the development of deep learning competencies.
Schools use the Deep Learning Competencies Framework to understand where deep learning occurs and anchor the design of deep learning tasks. All partnering schools share consistent assessment approaches and collaborate in identifying and further innovating and scaling the most promising practices and tools that enable deep learning.
Visit a ‘New Pedagogies for Deep Learning’ (NPDL) school
In December, you are invited to visit NPDL schools to hear about their journeys.
Wed 7th Dec,9:30am:Brunswick SC – Using NPDL as a vehicle for change. Register here.
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.
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