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The digital media revolution is in full swing at St Ives North Public School NSW where students are producing their own news programmes through the Kid's News Network (KNN). KNN is an interactive, multimedia online platform that's available across the school-wide intranet. Using Apple's easy-to-use education solutions and with the school's commitment to using technology to support teaching and learning, students as young as ten are involved in creating media-rich news bulletins on everything from school sports results to current affairs.
KNN also features interactive elements such as opinion polls and competitions. Video content covers everything from reports on excursions to profiles of the 'class of the week'. Written reports encompass editorials, investigative pieces and reviews of web sites, games and even the software packages used at school.
Support from parents is highly valued, and a selection of students' work is …