Initially developed to support the growit and cookit strands, filmit is an inspiring introduction to the world of digital filmmaking and has evolved into an integral component of the Open Futures programme in its own right.
Children work in teams to explore, shape and articulate their ideas through the process of making films. filmit helps them to communicate with each other, to see the experiences of children in other Open Futures schools and, most importantly, to share their own via the secure filmit website.
Teachers are given expert instruction in how best to integrate filmit into their lessons and are able to work with new technologies to document their pupils’ work in an innovative way. Schools simply need a computer, broadband connection and a digital camera to capture and edit the children’s experiences. On-going professional support is provided to ensure teachers keep pace with the rapid changes in technology.