Treetops TV is Leamington School's television driven by the students. Technologically capable learners put the school's learner dispositions into action.
Leesa Mangino: One of the opportunities that we have for our children, our senior students, on a Friday is called Treetops TV. So, that is our school television programme where the children are in charge, they drive it. They use technology to record what’s happening around the school. They have a sports show where they talk about the different sports that are happening so it’s a key driver in terms of the learning because they’re using a lot of the cogs and virtues while they’re actually engaged in that task. They are being effective communicators, they’re making a difference to the school because they’re sharing what’s happening with our community. They’re being active learners. They’re being effective thinkers because they’re having to come up with the shows and do their scripts.
Student 1: We use the iPads in Treetops TV, mainly for filming, but also for writing up scripts and questions if it’s a quiz. The Treetops TV videos go onto the school website and on to YouTube. We watch the Treetops TV videos when they are published, then the Board of Trustees and other parents at the school watch them.
Student 2: I watch them with my Dad, thinks they are very cool and he sometimes gives me advice like what we can do better.