It’s the era of online content consumption — and our kids are fascinated by it!
According to research conducted by Qustodio, kids ages 4 to 15 spend an average of 85 minutes per day watching YouTube videos, and about 80 minutes per day on TikTok. Digital media took over regular media channels right before our eyes!
With social media channels readily available, anyone with a mobile device can just press record and share their daily activities or fun anecdotes with an audience. And our children look up to these people, they even want to be them!
One of the questions we have as parents is: how can we take advantage of this entertaining and accessible activity and turn it into something our kids can benefit from? By getting interested in what they’re watching, understanding how important it is to them, and possibly encouraging them to see it from a different perspective.
Digital Storytelling: Behind the Scenes of Influencers
Aside from worrying about what our kids are doing during their free time, we also often think of ways for them to explore topics in their educational experience. With the curiosity and adoption of social media platforms, come many career opportunities we never imagined could even exist.
Behind every teenage or young influencer, there’s a lot of planning and production that takes place — and that’s where digital storytelling comes into play.
It’s time to transform our kids’ main hobby into something that could potentially help them in shaping their career paths.
Digital Storytelling with TechSpark Academy!
With the goal of taking online video content creation to the next level, our instructors developed a course to give students a real-world experience in producing photography and videos with their smartphones.
What will they learn? How to take an idea and create something out of it to tell a story. Some of the skills they will acquire through this course are:
- Building a storyboard in three acts
- Composition and camera movements
- Optimal use of light
- Digital filmmaking
- Video editing
- How to use professional editing software, such as DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Premier.
- Understanding Online platforms (YouTube Kids)
Why not create videos bottom-up instead of using pre-made filters, design concepts and
In hindsight, our children are already using these platforms to entertain them, let’s help them learn from it to create genuinely new content!