Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Former Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Electoral Affairs

    Deal to boost students’ use of digital video

    10/12/2015 11:05 AM
    • Students to create 'day docos' with new app
    • Award-winning storytelling app MY:24 free for WA school children 

    West Australian students will soon be telling their own video stories with a free app, which allows them to create mini-documentaries about a day in their lives.


    Education Minister Peter Collier said students could use the storytelling app MY:24 thanks to a new agreement with the Australian Children's Television Foundation.


    "Under the deal, schools can access the foundation's entire catalogue of children's television series and education content to use in their classrooms," Mr Collier said.


    "This includes 22 new digital learning resources, 12 study guides and four websites."


    The agreement follows a successful partnership between the Department of Education and the foundation for more than three decades.


    The foundation's content for children includes live-action drama, animation, documentary, sitcom series, skit comedy shows, and Aboriginal preschool material.


    "By preparing young people to understand and participate actively in the media surrounding them, we are teaching them to critically understand and evaluate what they are exposed to, rather than being passive viewers," the Minister said.


    "I commend Janet Holmes a Court, the longstanding chair of the Australian Children's Television Foundation, for her commitment to the education of WA children."


    The app is suitable for both primary and high school students.


    Fact File

    • The Australian Children's Television Foundation was established in 1982 as a non-profit, national children's media and policy hub
    • The foundation is funded by the Australian Government, and State and Territory governments
    • Department of Education's agreement with the foundation is worth $293,132 

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